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Marie sarnacki mesopotamian civilization lesson plan ...

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Students will argue whether or not a society must show a certain set of traits in order to be considered a. “civilization”. preparation and resources. 10 pages
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Author: Marie SarnackiMesopotamian Civilization Lesson PlanIntroduction: This lesson engages students in critical thinking about objects from the past as well as the meaning of“civilization”. Students will think like archeologists and examine their own biases as they explore objects from theancient Middle East.Time Required: 1 class periodSkills:● Criticalthinking● Writing● Using primary sources (artifacts)Learning Objectives:● Students will analyze artifacts found in Ur● Students will determine whether or not Sumer qualifies as a civilization based on artifacts found at Ur.● Students will argue whether or not a society must show a certain set of traits in order to be considered a“civilization”.Preparation and Resources● The teacher should be familiar with the basics of ancient Mesopotamian history. (An overview of Sumerspecifically can be found here: https://www.history.com/topics/ancient-middle-east/sumer)● The teacher prepares a short presentation or handout that describes Sumer and...