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Mesopotamia From Nomads to Farmers

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A 6th Grade Social studies lesson on Mesopotamia. A short film on how Mesopotamian went from nomads to farmers. Told from the voice of a young girl named NeSaba, as she reads from her journal about the story of her people from the very beginning. After watching the short video "Dig Deeper" and take the Literacy Field Trip on Mesopotamia and the Fertile Crescent.

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Mesopotamian Ruins of Dara in Southeast

K- What is one thing that you already knew about Mesopotamia before our adventure began?
W- What do you still think is interesting and want to learn more about? Culture? Customs? How they cooked their food? Name it.
L- Name two things that you learned new on our Literacy Field Trip?
Until next time fellow time traveler.....

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