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The Emergence and Evolution of the Cuneiform Writing System in Ancient Mesopotamia

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars explore the parallel development and increasing complexity of writing and the growth of civilization in the Tigris and Euphrates valleys in ancient Mesopotamia.
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Decoding the First Alphabets: Not as Simple as A, B, C

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Explore early writing systems and their significance in understanding the development of past civilizations. In groups, learners research early writing systems and then present their findings to the rest of the class. They teach their...
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The Cuneiform Writing System in Ancient Mesopotamia: Emergence and Evolution

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students research the parallel development and complexity of writing and civilization in ancient Mesopotamia. In this ancient Mesopotamia lesson, students analyze the Cuneiform writing system in ancient Mesopotamia and how the...
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Chapter 12 Writing: the ABCs of Language

For Teachers Higher Ed
Providing a thorough presentation on the art of written language (and not just English), this slideshow will open your students' eyes to the sociological and linguistic issues surrounding writing systems, both modern and historical. The...
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Calligraphy Minibook

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Engage young learners in practicing their counting skills while teaching them about the Japanese writing system with this printable book. Using the included key that shows the kanji characters for the numbers 1-10, children count the...
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A Picture Book of Louis Braille

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Teach kids about the beginnings of the Braille writing system with a lesson about Louis Braille. A series of discussion questions guide young readers though A Picture Book of Louis Braille by David A. Adler, and once they finish the...
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Jigsaw Ancient Technology And Writing Systems

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students participate in jigsaw learning activity in order to cover a large amount of information about the technological advances and writing systems of ancient civilizations. Working in small groups, they research an assigned topic to...
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Ancient World Writing System

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Most twenty-first century pupils don't know how to interpret cuneiform. Examining images of cuneiform and papyrus writing and using a chart and Venn diagram, young historians extrapolate what life may have been like for people who lived...
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Religion in Japan Japanese Writing

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Study the three writing systems of Japanese: Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji. Your middle schoolers will practice writing Kanji and write a mini story in English which uses at least 10 of the Kanji in the place of the English words....
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Finding Systems of Inequalities That Describe Triangular and Rectangular Regions

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How do you build a polygon from an inequality? An engaging lesson challenges pupils to do just that. Building from the previous lesson in this series, learners write systems of inequalities to model rectangles, triangles, and even...
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Picturing Text

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars, through observation and discussion about the Coffin of Djed Mut, make connections between hieroglyphs and the English writing system. They create their own visual story using symbols that represent words.
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Invest Systematically

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Can you make money from math? Young mathematicians match real-world applications to systems of linear equations. In groups, they investigate investment strategies by writing systems of linear equations which helps them determine which...
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Go with the Flow

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Round and round they go ... where they stop, only scholars will know. By writing systems of equations, classes determine the number of cars a roundabout can handle given specific constraints. Systems use up to six variables and become...
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The Etruscans

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The Etruscans were a mighty civilization that living in what is now known as Tuscany. Discover their politics, military, writing system, and rulers of Rome through a visual presentation. The work is already done, all you need to do is...
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Phonology: The Sound Patterns of Language

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Use this straightforward and informative phonology presentation in your speech and language class. Addressing the finer points of phonetics such as palatization and consonant assimilation, this is a great way to provide your students...
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Lesson Plan 2--3000 B.C. to 2000 A.D.?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students, in groups, study the different writing systems from 3000 B.C. to 2000 A.D.
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Write Like an Egyptian

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students study the discovery and import of the Scorpion Tableau. They research other examples of ancient writing systems and synthesize their knowledge of them by designing new writing systems based on these early models.
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Creating Characters

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners identify simple pictographs and ideographs from Chinese writing. They create their own images, and combine characters to communicate ideas to one another, introducing basic foundations of how elements of the Chinese writing...
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Systems of Linear Equations - Standard Form

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students write systems of equations and find solutions to systems of equations. They explain how they determined their solutions to a system of equations and justify their solutions. In addition, they write equations in standard form and...
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Systems of Linear Equations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use the calculator to represent a situation as a table, graph, and equation. They write systems of equations and find solutions to systems of equations. In addition, they explain and justify how they determined their solutions...
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Ancient Egypt : Ancient Civilizations, Rosetta Stone

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students gain an understanding of Ancient Egyptian's physical make up and appreciate the importance of the Rosetta stone because it unlocked the secret of the Ancient Egyptian writing system. They also get to play an Egyptian board game.
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Chinese Writing

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore Chinese culture. In this Chinese writing lesson plan, 7th graders explain the differences between written and spoken Chinese as well as how the current Chinese writing system was formed. Students identify simple...
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Phonetics

For Teachers Higher Ed
Exploring the physiological and regional impacts on articulation, in spoken as well as sign language, this slideshow presents students with various views of how words are produced. Many practical and humorous examples help with both the...
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Fencing

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Nail this assessment task to your list of resources. Learners must set up equations to model the cost of fencing that includes posts and panels. They then determine the cost of a fence with a specific number of posts and panels.

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