-- Describe the region of Mesopotamia
-- Describe the civilization of the Sumerians
-- Review Dev of Civ packet
-- Mention grade requirements for participating in athletics (and that athletes' grades are being monitored)
-- Go over activity with sub tomorrow
-- Introduction to Mesopotamia: View map on p. 79, view timeline on p, 79, read paragraphs on p,. 83-84, view fertile crescent on p. 109
-- Review development of civilization as it applies to Mesopotamia
-- Receive guided notesheet. Fill in basic facts about Mesopotamia.
-- In groups, prepare to teach others your assigned section about Mesopotamia. Fill out guided notesheet. ("Mesopotamia Jigsaw")
-- Dev of Civ packet due Wednesday
Notes/Handouts/Material covered in class:
-- Mesopotamia: "Land between the rivers"
-- Which rivers: Tigris and Euphrates
Ms. Schaedler is starting her 29th year of teaching middle school. (She loves it!) Most of her work has been in Social Studies, but she has also designed and implemented a program teaching "lifelong learning skills" to middle school students to enhance their success.