3. Student Learning Map

  • Topic:Fertile Crescent/Mesopotamia
  • Subject(s):Social Studies
  • Days:12
  • Grade(s):6
Key Learning: Geography has influenced the development and growth of civilizations- whereby each civilization developed its own distinct culture and lasting contributions to the world.
Unit Essential Question(s):
How did geography influence the development of Mesopotamian culture and civilization? How has Mesopotamia been a lasting influence on the world?
Concept: Impact of Geography
Concept: Culture
Concept: Advances/Achievements

fertile, plain, plateau, region


Concept: Historical Developments
Lesson Essential Question(s):

What are the essential ingredients for a civilization to form? (A)
Lesson Essential Question(s):
Lesson Essential Question(s):
Additional Information:


Vocabulary Report

  • fertile -

    rich as in soil

  • surplus -
  • ziggurat -

    a huge pryramid shaped structure consisting of a series of stacked rectangular platforms.

  • polytheism -

    see prior units

  • plain -

    an area of flat land

  • technology -
  • plateau -

    an area of high flat land

  • cuneiform -

    a form of wedge-shped writing used in ancient times

  • written language -
  • government system -
  • civilization -

    a groups of people who have a complex and organized society w/in a culture

  • region -

    one of the five themes of geography

  • social division -
  • city-state -