This week in Social Studies the students began examining the region of Mesopotamia. They took some time to color and map the area of the Fertile Crescent region and analyzed the conditions that allowed for the growth of the world’s first civilization: the Sumerians. Students explored the many achievements of this unique group and then evaluated which their accomplishments was the most impressive.
Next week we will continue to explore Mesopotamia. We will study their language cuneiform and the famous epic story of Gilgamesh as well as the Babylonian King Hammurabi and his code of laws. There will be a quiz on Mesopotamia on Thursday. Wednesday there will be a review activity to help students prepare.
Have a great long weekend!