Unit 2, Ancient Mesopotamia; Lesson 1B: Geography Video and Questions

Note:  TTW= The Teacher Will; TSW= The Students Will; GCR= Google Classroom 

Standard(s):  6.05: Geography of Mesopotamia

A. Clear Target:  I can describe the location of Mesopotamia and the importance of its Geography to the beginnings of civilization.

B. Bell Ringer:  What is one thing that you learned from Unit One on Early Humans?

C. Set: TTW lead a discussion on the clear target and or bell ringer to ensure that the students understand it/them.  TTW lead a discussion on the assignment from the day before to ensure understanding.

D. Presentation of New Material: The Geography Video and the Haastyle History Notes Video.   Watch the Haastyle History Video and take notes on the presentation.  The link to the notes page is HERE.  You can take notes on the Google Document for this lesson.  Take notes from watching the Haastyle History video and completing the fill in the blank portion of the notes page. The link to the Haastyle History Video is HERE.

Checks For Understanding (CFU):  Answers to the teacher led discussions from above.

Video in Video N/A

Simulation:  N/A

E. Guided Practice: TTW demonstrate for the students how to: Find and open the document; use the document; turn in the document when completed.  TTW have a student share their screen and demonstrate all of the steps.  TTW assist, and have the class assist the student demonstrator with answering the first question.

F. Independent Practice: TSW complete the assignment listed  below.

Watch the video completely and take the quiz after.  Here is the link to the video: Mesopotamia Geography

Here is the link to the quiz: Mesopotamia Geography Quiz

GCR Directions:  N/A

G. Closure: TTW have different students answer the questions from the lesson in the chat window of Zoom: In your opinion how did the Geography of Mesopotamia lead to the beginnings of civilization there?

Assessment:  Question and answer/Discussions/The guided practice/Closure discussion/Quiz if used/ Exit Ticket if used


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