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Western Hills Middle School Library: Mesopotamia

Common Core Standards

CC.5.W.7 Research to Build and Present Knowledge: Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

CC.3.W.8 Research to Build and Present Knowledge: Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.


Research occupations of Sumerian society.  Let worksheet 2 guide your research as you take notes, but do not complete worksheet 2 until you are planning out your poster.

Use this research to create a poster in your group.  Discuss the information, plan using worksheet 2, and complete your poster.  Present your poster discussing why the occupation was important to a Sumerian village.

Essential Questions

How does geography influence the way people live?  

Why does conflict develop?

AASL Standards

AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner (Information Literacy Skills):

1.1.4 Find, evaluate, and select appropriate sources to answer questions.

1.1.8 Demonstrate mastery of Technology tools for accessing information and pursuing inquiry.

1.1.9 Collaborate with others to broaden and deepen understanding.

1.2.3 Demonstrate creativity by using multiple resources and formats.

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