This activity can be used as a preview or a post assessment. It can also be used as a differentiated activity to students GRAPES charts for students that need more support.
As a pre-assessment, this can be an engaging discovery quest. Students will look at the different images and guess in which categories they belong. In this way, they can think critically about the significance and function of each object. Teachers should encourage students to give reasons for why they chose each category. There should be time allotted for discussion and analysis before delving into reading or research about Mesopotamia to confirm their answers.
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Objective: Place the Ancient Mesopotamian objects in the correct category.
Grade Level 6-8
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment IndividualCommon Core Standards