Culture and the Fertile Crescent

posted Oct 13, 2014, 2:03 PM by Warren Wannamaker

Lots to do in Social Studies this week!

First, we'll wrap up "the basics" of the Fertile Crescent. This includes identifying the Eight Traits of Culture and creating a timeline of the cultures that formed in the Fertile Crescent. We'll most likely have a very brief quiz on these materials at the end of this week. 

Second, we'll spend time learning the first three Traits of Culture: Daily Life, Social Groups, and Language. We'll then apply these concepts to the Fertile Crescent by learning about these traits and what they were like in Sumer and Egypt. 

Lastly, we'll work on our first project, which is entitled "Clash of the Culture Champions." While students learn about the different Traits of Culture, they'll keep a running "Power Ranking" list of the Traits and how they apply to the Fertile Crescent. In class we'll discuss the directions for this project, and we'll begin it by the end of the week. 

Speaking of which, have a fantastic week!