Hi my name is Camryn and this is my friend Lauren, we live in Mesopotamia.
Yes we live in Mesopotamia.We live in Asia and the modern day country Iraq.The two main rivers are Euphrates and Tigris.
We used to live in Zagros but then a problem arose. The problem was that there wasn't enough land or food for the growing population.
So the the village began suffering from food shortages. So from the need of food and land for crops. People moved onto the plains known as Sumer.
But then another problem occurred. The rivers kept overflowing and flooding and ruining the crops. This was caused by the snow that melts on the mountains and runs down into the rivers.
But then they came up with a great idea. They started building irrigation systems. They built levees on the sides to prevent flooding. And when the land was dry they would poke holes in the levees that would run into thirsty fields.
But after a while the canals kept getting clogged with silt so the farmers where constantly cleaning them. But they found out a way to keep them clean/going. They all started working together and kept them clean.
And since they worked together so much they developed a friendship and a larger community, a city.
As the cities grew more and more and more people started interacting a lot of people people started fighting.
The main thing they fought over was the amount of water they each got. And it even got so bad that it often led to bloodshed.
So in this story board you have learned about all the important events in Mesopotamia. Like how they solved all kinds of problems. An example is when they built levees to prevent flooding.