Q1 W7 September 23-27

Here is a short video we watched in class 


TeacherKristen Smith
Subject AreaWorld History/ Advanced World History
Grade Level6th
Week #September 23-27 2019
Unit of InstructionEarly river civilizations
Standard(s) Taught

SS.6.W.2.2- Describe how the developments of agriculture and metallurgy related to settlement, population growth, and the emergence of civilization.

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

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

SS.6.W.2.8- Determine the impact of key figures from ancient Mesopotamian civilizations. 

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Student Goals: 

  • Students will identify the relationship between the domestication of plants and animals and the development of early settlements.
  • 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.
  • Discuss the significance of an ancient Mesopotamian leader King Hammurabi
Classroom Activities

Students will complete a “Gallery Walk” Analyzing Mesopotamian artifacts, then compare the significance on how it relates to the 7 characteristics of civilization. 

Characteristics of Civilization listed below: 

1- Stable Food Supply 2- Social Structure 3- Government 4- Religion 5- The Arts 6- Technology 7- Written Language

Students will work in their interactive notebooks pages 31-38 


Assignments Due

Interactive Notebook Pages 31-38. Lesson 5: Ancient Sumer 


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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