Lesson Plans Monday October 6, 2014 through Friday October 10, 2014

Monday 10/6/2014

Essential Question: How did geographic challenges lead to the rise of city-states in Mesopotamia?

Warm-Up: Channel One News Type 1 writing: Select 1 topic and write 3 details about it.

Key Content Terms: Mesopotamia, Euphrates River, Irrigation, Silt, Tigris River, Sumer, Levee, city-state

 Activity:

  1. Review Key Content Terms.
  2. Read History Alive! The Ancient World Chapter 4 Sections 4.5, 4.6 and 4.7 pages 36-39.

– Section 4.5  Type 2 Writing: Answer these questions using complete sentences:

  1. What new problems occurred after Sumerian farmers created irrigation systems?
  2. What could happen to an irrigation system that was not maintained?
  3. Why could Sumerian farmers no longer live apart, or in small groups?
  4. How did Sumerians keep their complex irrigation systems working?
  5. What was the long-term result of the Sumerians working together?

– Section 4.6 Type 2 Writing: Answer these questions using complete sentences:

  1. Why did Sumerian cities fight with each other?
  2. How did the physical geography of Sumer leave its cities unprotected?
  3. What did the Sumerians do to protect their cities?
  4. Why do historians call the cities of Sumer “city-states”?

Assessment:

  1. Class discuss on Key Content Terms
  2. Type 2 Writing: Section 4.5, 4.6, and 4.7.

Tuesday 10/7/2014

Warm-Up: Channel One News Type 1 writing: Select 1 topic and write 3 details about it.

Assessment: Chapter 4 Assessment.

Activity:

  1. Mesopotamia Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle
  2. Write a letter to your family answering How did geographic challenges lead to the        rise of city-states in Mesopotamia? Answer the question using 4-5 sentences and then    rewrite your letter in cuneiform.

Homework: The Brothers Grimm Packet

Wednesday 10/8/2014

Essential Question: Why is an archaeologist’s job important?

Warm-Up: Channel One News Type 1 writing: Select 1 topic and write 3 details about it.

Key Content Terms: Mesopotamia, Euphrates River, Irrigation, Silt, Tigris River, Sumer, Levee, city-state

Activity:

  1. Read about British archaeologist Leonard Woolley in History Alive! The Ancient World p. 40-43. Type 2 Writing: Answer these questions using complete sentences:
  2. How was early 1900s archaeologist approach to research different from Leonard Woolley’s approach to research?
  3. How did Woolley and his team begin excavating the city of Ur? Why?
  4. What are some discoveries Woolley and his team made?
  5. What was Woolley’s Most Famous Discovery?
  6. Why were there many other bodies in the tombs?
  7. What happened after the expedition?
  8. What was Woolley’s major contributions toward us understanding Sumerian Life?
  9. What are the three stages archaeologists work through?
  10. Analyzing Artifacts Activity
  11. Personal Artifacts Type 1 Writing: List five personal artifacts that you own. Then write a paragraph describing one conclusion a future archaeologist might make about you.  Details about the personal artifacts should strongly support the conclusion.

Assessment:

  1. Type 2 Questions
  2. Analyzing Artifacts Activity
  3. Type 1 Paragraph.

Thursday 10/9/2014

Warm-Up: Channel One News Type 1 writing: Select 1 topic and write 3 details about it.

Key Content Terms: Primary Source, Secondary Source

Activity:

  1. Primary Source vs. Secondary Source
  2. Mesopotamia Videos and Type 1 notes: Write Down Five details from each video.

Assessment:

  1. Primary Source vs. Secondary Source Activity
  2. Type 1 notes

Homework: Josiah Henson Packet

Friday 10/10/2014

Essential Question:

Warm-Up: Channel One News Type 1 writing: Select 1 topic and write 3 details about it.

Vocabulary:

Activity:

  1. Reflection on First Marking Period. Type 1 Writing: How do you feel your first Marking period went? How are your grades? How was your behavior? What do you feel you did really well? What do you feel you need to work on to be successful during the Second Marking Period?
  2. Mary Shelley Activity

Assessment:

  1. Type 1 Reflection writing.
  2. Mary Shelley Activity
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