Ch 2: Ancient Sumerian Cities & Culture

About This Chapter

We've provided this teacher resource chapter on the culture and cities of Ancient Sumeria to help you create interesting, thought-provoking curriculum to teach your students. These mobile-friendly video lessons, multiple-choice quizzes and printable transcripts are available to you 24/7.

Ancient Sumerian Cities & Culture - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll find helpful information about Ancient Sumerian culture and cities written by our expert instructors. Use these resources to teach your students about the Fertile Crescent, the civilization of the Ancient Sumerians and the history of Mesopotamia. Our video lessons are handy to show to your students in class and allow you to bring technology into the classroom. And the chapter test and lesson quizzes are interactive self-assessment tools that ensure your students are following along with this material.

How It Helps

  • Encourages discussion: Show the videos to your students before starting a class discussion on Ancient Sumeria.
  • Promotes engagement: All of these videos can be worked into your own interesting activities, class projects and other tools to bring the time period of the Ancient Sumerians to life for your students.
  • Simplifies planning: By using this chapter, you'll have access to a variety of subjects relating to the Ancient Sumerians all in one concise and user-friendly resource.

Skills Covered

When you use this resource to teach your students, they should know how to:

  • Discuss the history and culture of Mesopotamia
  • Outline the Fertile Crescent as the cradle of civilization
  • Detail the civilization and history of the Ancient Sumerians
  • Define cuneiform writing and the symbols it uses

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