mesopotamia activities/writings

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    My students are beginning their study of mesopotamia in their social studies class. What activities/writings/readings can I do to reinforce this material in my language arts class? Any writing portfolio ideas?
     
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    They could write their own version of Hammurabi's Code for modern day?
    They could create their own pictogram stories - perhaps using magazine photos and captions to tell a present day news story?
    Or a modern day Epic of Gilgamesh using the major themes of that poem to describe their own quest for the meaning of life?
     
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    I like Ludmilla Zeman's picture book trilogy of the epic of Gilgamesh. They are wonderful read-alouds and the pictures are gorgeous, done very well in the Sumerian/'Mesopotamian style.
     
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    Great ideas! :) I'm going to start my Mesopotamia unit right after I finish up early humans! I'll use a couple of these!
     

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