ONLINE UNIT OF STUDY
This unit includes consolidated online resources and recommended learning activities. Units are divided into three learning levels and are designed to be used by parents and students as a guide in their homeschooling program. Printable materials and time-tracking tools are included with your purchase.
Upon completing this unit, students will demonstrate understanding of the following:
- Ancient Mesopotamia (approximately 3200 BCE to 300 BCE) was one of the earliest known civilizations and was located between two rivers in what is now the countries of Iraq and Kuwait.
- Ancient Mesopotamians used their location between two rivers to irrigate and grow plants for food. This food surplus allowed the people to build big cities and develop skills like writing and other crafts, and creating pots, jewelry, clothes, and art.
- People of Mesopotamia built large temples to honor their Gods. Some of these structures still remain today and provide us with valuable insight into their culture.
- A Mesopotamian king named Hammurabi created the earliest known written laws for people to follow. These laws, called Hammurabi’s Code, enforced a legal system of expectations for behavior and the punishments in place for not following them.
Through our Homeschool Solutions online learning program, we aim to offer an educational resource that can truly benefit the homeschooling community. The curriculum content is made up of reliable online resources, compiled by expert educators. These resources support the learning goals for each unit of study. Unit goals are created by considering the essential content students need to thrive as well-educated, culturally-literate adults in today’s society.
In addition to the essential, foundational knowledge presented in this unit about Ancient Mesopotamia, we strive to support the development of key character traits and critical thinking skills that lead to lifelong success. All learning activities in this unit about Ancient Mesopotamia are designed with these goals in mind. Our activities encourage and support traits such as self-awareness, empathy, and creativity. They also heavily emphasize the development of key critical thinking skills including goal setting, problem solving, forming and communicating opinions, and considering the perspectives of others.