Mesopotamian Civilization

November 2, 2018

Students in seventh grade social studies finished up the first quarter in an exciting unit project.  Students spent several weeks learning about the Mesopotamian civilizations of Ancient Sumer and Babylonia.  After exploring the characteristics of what makes up a civilization, students in Mrs. Risinger’s and Mr. Allen’s classes combined to create “civilizations in a shoebox” made out of cardboard, cardstock, and other materials.  Students worked cooperatively to construct cities and the various qualities that make up a civilization, including government, religion, technology and other characteristics.

After two weekends and five days of working in class, students presented their projects to the class and were evaluated based on their finished project, creativity, and students’ ability to reproduce the various characteristics of civilization.  This project wrapped up the first quarter grading for social studies.