Unit 2, Mesopotamia; Lesson 5A: Advances in Agriculture

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

I.  Standard(s):  6.08: Analyze how advancements in agriculture in Sumer led to economic growth, expansion of trade and transportation, and the emergence of independent city-states.

     A.  Clear Target:  I can explain the advancements in Sumer’s agricultural practices and how they led to growth and prosperity in Sumer.

     B.  Set: TTW Tell some jokes to get everyone ready to learn. TTW discuss the clear target to ensure that the students understand it.  

     C.  Bell Ringer:

          1. On your own paper, explain the social hierarchy in the ancient Sumeria.

          2. If you have not done so yet…JOIN MY EDPUZZLE CLASS!!!!!  Find your class period below and go to classlink and select the EDPUZZLE App…that should take you to EDPUZZLE so that you can join my class…if it does not, go to edpuzzle.com to join with the code for your class period!

               a.  1st Period: gozendo

               b.  2nd Period: tuedcuc

               c.  3rd Period:  wewohub

               d.  4th Period:  idzacar

               a.  Review:  After the class has answered the question to the best of their ability, TTW assess if there needs to be a review of the previous day’s lesson.  If a review is needed, TTW have the students get out their notes and will review the material with them.

               b.  If no review is needed TTW have the students get ready for today’s lesson.

     D.  Presentation of New Material: TSW go to the link and open the Google Slides Document on Advancements In Agricultural.  Here is the Link:  Advancements in Agriculture. TSW complete their guided notes from the information on the slides.  TSW select “Slideshow” from the top right corner of Google Slides so that they can utilize the presentation.  The information that is required to complete the notes packets are covered by pictures.  In order to remove the pictures the students must click on the slide while the presentation is in “Slideshow” mode.

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

          2.  Video in Video N/A

          3.  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 use the presentation in section D. above to complete the Check for Understanding Questions in their notes packet.

G. Closure: TTW stop class with approximately 10 minutes left in order to discuss the clear target and the lesson’s information.

   H. Enrichment: TSW listen to a lecture and or discussion led by the teacher if applicable/complete a reading and work on their notebook packet.  The link to the presentations to complete the notebook packets are here: Presentations

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