Ancient Mesopotamia- Ancient Civilizations Unit Study

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This set of resources will help you teach your students about Ancient Mesopotamia. Dive into history with recommendations for books, projects, and videos to supplement your studies. Hang posters that highlight the most important people, places, and inventions from this time period. Learn about what they ate and what they wore. Create a detailed timeline with your classroom to learn about the most important events. Color and create maps of the area. Read articles about the most important things to know about this civilization. Do a few projects and crafts including creating an artifact museum, a 3D ziggurat, and a wheeled cart. 7 writing prompts have been included from various writing genres so that you can easily incorporate writing into your history lessons.

What You Get:

  • Fiction and Non-fiction book recommendations for Ancient Mesopotamia
  • Project and craft ideas
  • Links to youtube videos and documentaries
  • List of thematic spelling words
  • 8 important vocabulary strips (Barley, Law, Agriculture, Character, Code of Hammurabi, Irrigation, Cuneiform, and Ziggurat)
  • 3 famous people posters (Hammurabi, Gilgamesh, Sargon the Great)
  • 5 famous places posters (Tigris River, Euphrates River, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Library of Nineveh, and City of Babylon)
  • 1 famous artifact poster (Code of Hammurabi)
  • Poster about "What did Mesopotamians eat?"
  • Cut-out time-line cards (20 total)
  • Long cut-out timeline to put up on the wall
  • World Map
  • Map of Mesopotamian Civilization (blank and marked)
  • "The Cradle of Life" article (provided in two reading levels)
  • "The First Kind of Writing" article (provided in two reading levels)
  • "Invention of the Wheel" article (provided in two reading levels)
  • 3 character cut-outs that teach about what they wore in Mesopotamia
  • Create an artifact museum craftivity
  • Reproduce 3 art artifact activity sheets
  • 3 coloring pages
  • Craft project: Create your own Code of Hammurabi
  • Craft project: Write Cuneiform Characters
  • Craft project: Make cart with wheels
  • Craft project: Make 3D ziggurat
  • Design city layout of Mesopotamian city
  • Seven 1-page writing prompts from several writing genres
  • Four 1-page writing prompts from several writing genres with primary writing lines
  • Four draw-and-write early writer prompt templates
  • Review Game (Jeopardy Style) Includes instructions for setup, rules for the game, cut-outs for the headers, point cards, and question cards. 20 questions total.

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