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Mesopotamian Achievements (Day 2). Do Now. What are some of the Mesopotamian achievements you have learned about so far?. Transportation. Sumerians were the first to attach wheels to carts Well established trade routes V arious kinds of boats Made trade and travel easier.

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do now
Do Now
  • What are some of the Mesopotamian achievements you have learned about so far?
transportation
Transportation
  • Sumerians were the first to attach wheels to carts
  • Wellestablished trade routes
  • Various kinds of boats
  • Made trade and travel easier
writing and literature
Writing and Literature
  • Sumerians made the first known written records
  • Cuneiform (wedge-shaped symbols)
  • Scribes recorded things for others
  • Writing made developments in government, economy, and society possible
uses of writing
Uses of writing
  • Scribes Recorded:

1. Boundary lines

2. Wars

3. Lists of kings

4. Gifts to temples

5. Literature (songs and stories)

6. Trade

7. Food supplies

activity
Activity
  • You are giving a tour of the ruins of a Sumerian city center. Write a presentation about Sumerian society. You must include at least 3topics, and it must be at least 1 page in length. In addition, you must add a conclusion that details why these achievements are significant.
  • Possible topics to include:

1. Architecture

2. Religion

3. Government

4. Transportation

5. Writing and literature

6. Measurements

7. Agricultural techniques

wrap up
Wrap Up
  • Name some of the achievements of the Sumerians we have discussed
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