Ancient Mesopotamia and Sumeria

The Ancient Mesopotamians and Ancient Sumerians lived around the time 4000 B.C. They lived in Southern Mesopotamia and is said to be the first civilization. These people lived mostly off the Tigris and Euphrates river. A lot of language, inventions, and agriculture we still use today was originated from them. 

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Now that you have some knowledge about these civilizations, you'll have a task to complete. Write 2 or 3 paragraphs about these questions:

What is now modern day sumer/ mesopotamia? (who lives there now)

What did they use the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers for?

What is Mesopotamia's nickname?

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Since you will be writing a few paragraphs about these civilizations you will need information. So do as much research as you think you need in order to complete the task. Read up about these civilizations and truly learn and understand how they lived, how the functioned, what amazing inventions they developed, how the had an impact on our world today, etc. Once you think you've learned enough you may begin this task. Make sure it is thorough and neat. You will have 2 weeks to complete this assignment. Here are some link to help you out.

Mesopotamia: https://www.ancient.eu/Mesopotamia/

https://www.britannica.com/place/Mesopotamia-historical-region-Asia

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/world-history/world-history-beginnings/ancient-mesopotamia/a/mesopotamia-article

https://www.google.com/search?biw=1280&bih=612&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=TU4KWu-rGuHf0gKmvY3QCA&q=mesopotamia+map&oq=mesopotamia+map&gs_l=psy-ab.3...538.1744.0.1968.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0..0.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..0.0.0....0.LXpq4FeRwJk#imgrc=yBG861eVpQ2HYM:

 

Sumer:  https://www.ancient.eu/sumer/

http://mesopotamia.mrdonn.org/sumer.html

http://www.ducksters.com/history/mesopotamia/ancient_sumer.php

https://www.google.com/search?q=sumer+map&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiSnZ63wL7XAhXM7IMKHVTPAe0Q_AUICigB&biw=1280&bih=612#imgrc=KYA5ivbYgH9nrM:

 

 

You will be in the following categories:

Complete and Accurate: 1-5

Graphics/ Pictures: 1-5

Organizations/ Neatness: 1-5

On Time: 1-5

Creativity: 1-5

You're finished! Now you have a good understanding what those people were like and how they impacted the world. Their way of life was so different then how we live now. We are still studying these people and learning about them. Interesting to see how they lived right?