Houghton Mifflin: World History: Ancient Civilizations
Chapter Assessment Technology Activities

Chapter 3: Ancient Mesopotamia

Planning a Multimedia Presentation

Use the Internet or the library to research scribes in Sumer. Work with a partner to plan a multimedia presentation.

Internet Resources

A good interactive site that explores the world of the scribe in Mesopotamia, from the British Museum.
Who Learned to Write?
This Emory University Museum site tells about the education of those chosen to be scribes in the ancient Near East.
About Cuneiform Writing . . .
An overview of the invention of cuneiform writing that includes information on becoming a scribe, from the University of Pennsylvania Museum.
Classzone: Creating a Multimedia Presentation
Classzone's page on how to create a multimedia presentation.

Houghton Mifflin History–Social Science World History: Ancient Civilizations