“THE LAND OF CIVILIZED LORDS” (SUMER) AN ONLINE Download

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“THE LAND OF CIVILIZED LORDS” (SUMER)
AN ONLINE TREASURE HUNT
FOR III YEAR (SOCIAL STUDIES)
INTRODUCTION
Sumer was a civilization and historical region in southern Mesopotamia, modern Iraq during
the Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age. The cities of Sumer were the first civilization to practice
intensive, year-round agriculture, by perhaps c. 5000 BC showing the use of core agricultural
techniques,
including
large-scale
intensive
cultivation
of
land, mono-cropping,
organized irrigation, and the use of a specialized labour force. The surplus of storable food
created by this economy allowed the population to settle in one place, instead
of migrating after crops and grazing land. It also allowed for a much greater population density,
and in turn required an extensive labour force and division of labour. Sumer was also the site of
early development of writing, progressing from a stage of proto-writing in the mid-4th millennium
BC to writing proper in the third millennium
In this activity, you will gain an understanding on innovations of the first civilization that arose
during the rise of civilizations.
Furthermore, you will absorb all of the vital information (Geography, Government, Religion,
Economy, Arts, Technology, Social Stratification, and System of Writing) connected to Sumer and
its people.
Get ready! Put your seatbelts on as we go back into the world of SUMER!
QUESTIONS
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Where the civilization did originally came from?
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Why Sumerians are well-known as “Native Land/The Land of Civilized Lords”?
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Why did the civilization fall?
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What are factors that considered them as the most innovative and high technology
civilization during the rise of civilizations?
RESOURCES
HISTORY
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sumer
SUMERIAN SCRIPTS
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http://www.fsmitha.com/h1/ch01.htm
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http://www.ancientscripts.com/sumerian.html
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http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/cultures/middle_east/sumerians.aspx
THE BIG QUESTION
Now that you have already absorbed all most all of the vital information on the Sumer, I will ask
you to join your assigned group and make a short presentation about SUMER.
Please take note of the following guidelines in the presentation:
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Include all of the VITAL INFORMATION all about SUMER.
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Include photos, documentary videos, etc. or any other resources that will help the
teacher and the students understand more the presentation
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Make a timeline of important events happened in the SUMERIAN CIVILIZATION.
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Please cite the resources you’ve got and include it in the presentation.
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After the presentation, the group will provide a conclusion/realization.
Now that you have all of the following guidelines, you can start making your presentation. I will
monitor each group from time to time. If you have questions and concerns regarding to the task
given to you, don’t hesitate to ask! GOODLUCK and GODBLESS GUYS!!
ROJHEL VAHN SANCHEZ
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