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Project Due:
_____________
Mesopotamian Projects
1. Choose a project idea from the list attached or think of your own idea for a project. You
must write your idea on this paper and get it approved.
Project: ________________________________________ Teacher Initials: _____________
2. You must find at least three resources and site them.
a. _______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
b. _______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
c. _______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
3. You will then share your project with the class.
Points
Appearance: is the project neatly done and looks as
if the student has done their best work?
/15
Information: Does the content show at least 5 data
to prove understanding of the content knowledge?
/50
Research papers filled out to go along with project?
Students must turn in all papers teacher required to
fill out during the research phase of the project.
/20
Oral Presentation: Did the student speak well by
keeping eye contact, using little to no notes, and
speaking loudly so all the audience could hear?
/15
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Mesopotamian Projects
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Make travel brochure for a trip back to a city in ancient Mesopotamia.
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Write and deliver a speech convincing the citizens of ancient Mesopotamia that they should
pay taxes to support government projects such as city walls, irrigation canals, roads, etc…

Day in the life of a scribe journal entries – journal/diary entries that describe the daily tasks of
a scribe or a scribe student.
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Mesopotamia Times Newspaper – write articles, want ads, classifieds, editorials, etc and
create a newspaper. The articles should each cover a news story dealing with a different
aspect of Mesopotamian life – government, music, art, & religion.

Compile a list of ancient Mesopotamian cities and the dates they were founded and make a
timeline.
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Label a map of Mesopotamia and the surrounding area. Use color to show the different
empires that ruled over Mesopotamia.
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Mesopotamian City Map – Make a map of what a Mesopotamian city probably looked like.
Make inset pictures on the map showing close-ups of the ziggurat, market, houses, etc…
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Draw a Standard of St. Mary. The standard should show different important events, people,
etc., just like the Standard of Ur.

Epic of Gilgamesh Comic Book – Tell the story in comic book form including comic-style
drawings, dialogue, and/or captions.
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Visual Almanac of Mesopotamian Achievements – students draw pictures and write brief
informational captions about some of the many achievements/inventions of the
Mesopotamians.
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Make a picture book of Mesopotamian life to include everything from its geography to the
rule of Babylon, etc…Making a PowerPoint of this might be fun too.
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Make a raised relief map model of Mesopotamia.
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Create a mime or other silent drama presentation dealing with the geography of
Mesopotamia. Example: A silent play depicting travel from the headwaters of the Tigris or
Euphrates to the delta at the Persian Gulf, perhaps with a side trip to the desert of course.

Build a model/diorama of a Mesopotamian city.

Write and perform a skit showing interaction between the Mesopotamian social classes.
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Build a model or make a diorama of a ziggurat.
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Build a replica of the Standard of Ur.
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Make a Mesopotamian-style sculpture.
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Create a mode/diorama of Mesopotamian farm. A real growing farm with flowing water and a
irrigation system would be..HOLY COW, so cool!

Make a model/diorama of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
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Use a mapping program to create maps using similar data
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Create a game in which players have to travel through Mesopotamia, facing various
geographical hazards, challenges, etc.
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Design and play a Mesopotamia board game
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Make a timeline of Mesopotamian history
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Write national anthems for ancient Mesopotamia.
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Create and perform a rap about Mesopotamia (it can be about everything from how the
rivers made life in Mesopotamia possible to how the Babylonians conquered Mesopotamia,
etc, etc…You can even dress up for your performance.)

Research the deserts of Mesopotamia and write a report, make a diorama, etc…

Find out what plant and/or insect species your area and Mesopotamia have in common and
collect specimens.
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Examine how the Persian Gulf has receded and land reclaimed by the desert since the time of
ancient Mesopotamia. Make a model, write a paper, make a poster, etc…
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Research how nature fit into the religion of the ancient Mesopotamians. Make a booklet,
brochure, report, etc…

Make a boy/girl scout handbook of ancient Mesopotamia showing how to survive in that
environment.
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Write: If I were a geographical feature of Mesopotamia, I would be…and why, of course.
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Write: If I could travel to the region of Mesopotamia, where I would go and why.
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