Reimagining the past: grade 6 students craft their own city-states
Grade 6 students recently created their own city-states in the Fertile Crescent based on knowledge gained during their Mesopotamia unit. They were given access to the food, resources, transportation, and tools that would have been available during this time period to help grow their city-state. They gained access to resources through research and “event cards” (some cards created opportunities for growth while others led to disasters and calamities that would have been common during the time period). Students finished the project by sharing stories through posters and presentations.