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

Writing
A good interactive site that explores the world of the scribe in Mesopotamia, from the British Museum.
http://www.mesopotamia.co.uk/writing/explore/exp_set.html
Who Learned to Write?
This Emory University Museum site tells about the education of those chosen to be scribes in the ancient Near East.
http://www.carlos.emory.edu/ODYSSEY/NEAREAST/writMAIN.html
About Cuneiform Writing . . .
An overview of the invention of cuneiform writing that includes information on becoming a scribe, from the University of Pennsylvania Museum.
http://www.museum.upenn.edu/new/Games/cuneiform.shtml
Classzone: Creating a Multimedia Presentation
Classzone's page on how to create a multimedia presentation.
http://www.classzone.com/books/ms_wh_ancient/page_build.cfm?content=powerpoint_guide&state=none

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