Lesson Plan


Students will create a Mesopotamian city
David W.
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Huntington High School
Huntington, United States
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My Grades 9
My Subjects Social Studies

Students will be able to create a Mesopotamian city by looking at culture, government, geography, technology, and economics. Students will create a presentation of their city along with a map of the city.

Social Studies
Grades 9
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1 Hook

Look at the Mesopotamian rap video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84y2q4giihY

2 Direct Instruction

Students will be put in groups of 5 to research what made up Ancient Mesopotamian cities.  Discussion on the five topics to explore. 

3 Guided Practice

Google Drive
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Students use google drive to record their research and write their presentation.

4 Independent Practice

Students make city map on sketchup.  Make sure they label the parts of city and include important buildings and farmland.

5 Wrap-Up

Student presentation of their city