Mesopotamia. Although it kind of sounds like it might be a brand of fertilizer, this HistoriCool Resource Bundle will delve into why it is actually one of the most important civilizations of the ancient world!
Use the Mesopotamian Civilization Resource Bundle to engage your kids in a wider study of the ancient world and the ancient innovations that still impact our lives today.
This resource is delivered as a PDF in A4 size.
So, what's included?
700-word engaging and entertaining article entitled Made in Mesopotamia targeted at 12-14 year-old readers.
Glossary of unfamiliar terms found in the above article to build understanding and vocabulary.
Pre- & Post-Reading Quiz for analysing prior knowledge and reading comprehension (answers included).
Cause & Effect Worksheet to help students define important aspects of Mesopotamian society and how these worked towards its development.
Mesopotamian Artifact Analysis to help students put on their archaeologist caps and encourage analytical thinking.
A template and rules for the ancient Mesopotamian game of 'Twenty Squares' to be played in pairs.
A Spot-the-Difference of a scene depicting Mesopotamian inventors - a bit of fun for students and teachers alike!
A list of other teaching ideas for utilising Made in Mesopotamia in your classroom.
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The article used in this resource bundle was first published in HistoriCool Magazine Issue 13 February/March 2015. If you haven't already heard of HistoriCool Magazine (i.e. the coolest mag in history!) jump over to www.historicool.com.au to check it out!
Founded in 2013, HistoriCool Magazine is in the business of creating history-makers! Each and every issue of HistoriCool aims to inspire, engage and entertain 8-14 year-old readers with stories from the past while building core skills and confidence so that they may one day make history themselves.