In 6th Grade Social Studies, our task is to understand how humans transitioned from hunting and gathering to farming. The explosion of farming led to the first large settlements and eventually to the great civilizations of the Ancient World, such as Mesopotamia and Egypt.
We will start with exploring why ancient people migrated to and settled in different places. We will introduce and explore how archaeology helps us understand the prehistoric clues left behind. Our reading of Maroo in ELA will help build and support our understanding of life before civilizations existed.
The Khan Academy - Cradle of Civilization
The Khan Academy - Sumerians
University of Chicago Museum
Nomads to Farmers
Write your name in Cuneiform
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