Sumerian Achievements
Chapter 3-3
Page 65-69
Homework Check
Note Card
• Write a paragraph (4-5 sentences) explaining
how Sumerian achievements have affected
today’s world.
• Use specific inventions/achievements to
support your answer.
• Please put your note-card in the pocket when
finished and begin bell work.
Bell Work
9/16
• Read the excerpt from
The Epic of Gilgamesh on
page 70-71.
• Answer the 2 questions
at the bottom of page
71, in complete
sentences.
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Date
Assignment
Grade
1
8/16
Culture Activity
/8
2
8/16
Timeline Activity
/11
3
8/19
Exit Ticket: Sources
/7
4
8/20
Geography Foldable
/10
5
8/21 or
8/22
Chapter 1 Map Activity
/10
6
8/23
Chapter 1 Group Quiz
/30
7
8/26
Chapter 1 Quiz Corrections
/2
8
8/26
Exit Ticket: Landforms
/12
9
8/27
Social Scientists Advertisements
/3
10
9/6
Chapter 2: Story Board
/20
11
9/6
Unit 1 Test
/100
12
9/9
Unit 1 Test Corrections
/2
13
9/13
Academic Vocabulary Quiz
/20
What are some Sumerian advances and
inventions?
• World’s 1st Writing
System
– Cuneiform (Wedge
Shaped Pictograph)
– Scribes (writer used
styluses and clay tablets)
– Keep business records
• Created Epics
– Long poems that tell
stories of heroes
– Epic of Gilgamesh
• School
– Learned to read and
write
• Wheel
– 1st wheeled vehicles
– Carts and Wagons
– Potter’s wheel (clay into
bowls)
• Plow
– Farm Production
Sumerian Clay Tablet with
Cuneiform
Sumerian Alphabet
Mesopotamian Wheel
Plow and the Oxen
What are some Sumerian advances and
inventions?
• Clock
– Falling Water
– Measured time
• Sewers
– Underground Irrigation
• Catalogued their Scientific
and Medical Knowledge
– Kept records
– Used animals, plants, and
minerals to produce healing
drugs
– Records of symptoms and
treatments
• Math
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Concept of 60
360 Degree Circle
1 Year=12 months
Areas of triangles and
rectangles
What are some Sumerian advances and
inventions?
• Lyre (liar)
– Stringed Musical Instrument
• Bronze and Gold
– Make Stronger tools, art, and
jewelry
• Art
– Cylinder Seals
• Stone and clay
• Most famous artwork
• Battle Scenes and Sign
Documents
• Make Up and Glass Jewelry
– Jewelry was popular
• Architecture
– Science of buildings
– Two-story homes with lots of
rooms
– Palaces
– Ziggurats
• Pyramid shaped temple
tower
• Rose above each city
• Statues for the gods
Mesopotamian Achievements
Bronze Tools
Ziggurat at Ur
Mesopotamian Project
• Objective: Create a Mesopotamian Alphabet Picture Book.
Rubric for 100 Points:
• 26pts-Each letter must represent a Mesopotamian idea. The
idea must be explained.
• 26pts-Each letter must include a picture pertaining to the
explanation.
• 26pts-Each page must be in color. The project must be in
booklet form (use something to hold the pages together).
Must have a front and back cover for your booklet.
• 22pts-This project should be neatly done, with no
spelling/grammatical/historical errors.
Extra Information:
• Some pictures/writing can be computer generated but not the
entire book
• The project is due Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Optional
Mesopotamian Project Assignment
20 Points
Due: 9/27/13
• You may have a partner for this assignment.
• Choose 1 of the following and create a model:
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Functioning chariot or wagon (wheel)
Functioning Lyre
Hanging Gardens of Babylon
NO
Ziggurat
LEGGGGOOOOOOS
Phoenician Ship
Functioning Irrigation System
Cylinder Seal
Bell Work
9/17
Handout
Please do not write the write on the handout.
Write answers in your comp books.
• Section 3-2 (1-10)
• Section 3-3 (1-10)
Become a Sumerian Scribe
• Clay Tablet
• Stylus
• Sumerian Script
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