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The Sumerians Lesson Plan
Using PowerPoint to create a presentation of their own museum exhibit, students will study the beginnings of civilization including the geography of the region, the major river systems, and the physical settings that supported permanent settlement of the Sumerians in the Mesopotamia area in the Near East. They will trace the development of agricultural techniques that permitted the production of economic surplus and the emergence of cities as centers of culture and power as well as understand the relationship between religion and the social and political order. They will also learn about the language and its written forms.