Q1 W6 September 18 2018

This is a video we watched in class


TeacherKristen Smith
Subject AreaWorld History/ Advanced World History
Grade Level6th Grade
Week #September 17-21 2018
Unit of InstructionEarly river civilizations
Standard(s) Taught

SS.6.W.2.3- Identify the characteristics of civilization.

SS.6.W.2.7- Summarize the important achievements of Mesopotamian civilization.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Student Goals: 

  • Students will identify how population, technology, government, religion, and culture can influence a civilization. 
  • Students will analyze the significance of the development of writing to history.
  • Students will examine how the Mesopotamian civilization influenced civilizations for centuries to come.
Classroom Activities


Blended Learning Rotations- Skills: Early Civilizations- Sumerian Civilization

Rotation 1: STEM


Start by reading the



Then read the STEM CHALLENGE directions.


Come up with your group name and predictions/ Brainstorming questions

Rotation 3: Small group with Mrs. Smith.


We will discuss vocabulary Weekly Vocab Words: Ziggurat, Cuneiform, scribe, silt, city-state, irrigation


Students will take notes, write definitions of the vocab in their RED history notebooks.

Rotation 5: Foldable/ Art


Quietly continue working on your flip book remember it’s for a grade!



Rotation 2: Writing

At this station you will write a half page journal entry. Pretend you are someone in the city-state of Sumer maybe your rich or poor. Use your text book to help with facts page 46.

(4-5 Sentences)


Rotation 4: Art


Imagine you are Scribe at this rotation you will write Cuneiform on clay tablets.


DON’T MAKE A MESS PLEASE, if you do I will give you construction paper instead.

Rotation 6: STEM


You will continue working on your MARBLE RUN CHALLENGE

Assignments Due

Rotation Work from centers: 2,3. & 5

Additional Resources

ALL IEP and ESOL accommodations will be provided daily.

When a student is absent, it is their responsibility to check the absent files in class and copy notes from a peer.  Students will have the number of days absent to complete missing work.  If you need any assignments emailed, please contact me at smithk@ivyhawnschool.org. 

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