Social studiesDid writing enable those complex systems to arise or did complex systems create the need for a more sophisticated system of writing? Emergence and Evolution This lesson teaches students about the writing system in Mesopotamia and how to analyze the purposes writing served in Mesopotamia with an emphasis on how those purposes evolved as the civilization changed. Animals, on the other hand, rely primarily upon instinct and that which they learn from the immediate world around them.
Once they understood a few words in cuneiform, they could build on that and start recognizing the same symbol on tablets and documents. Students should note that pictographic images have a limited ability to communicate such things as abstractions, sounds and certain parts of speech. Keep Informed Get updates on new lesson plans and other resources. Might they want to keep track of marriages?
The Cuneiform Writing System in Ancient Mesopotamia: Emergence and Evolution
What does it look like in its natural state? Complete the worksheet you saved from Step 1. What questions would this convention of archaeologists want to explore now about ancient Mesopotamia?
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