Write Like a Sumerian

In this activity, students discuss the concept of symbolic writing and analyze several examples of cuneiform, the writing system of ancient Sumeria. Students will also use a worksheet to create their own writing systems based on cuneiform and then use this writing to record a transaction.

Standards & Objectives

Essential and guiding questions: 

How were the earliest forms of writing developed? 

Lesson Variations

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