International Coalition for Multilingual Education and Equity (ICMEE)


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International Consortium for Multilingual Excellence in Education (ICMEE)

Introduction letter available in English and Spanish.


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You will travel through time learning about ancient civilizations and their impact on our world today. You will begin by discovering Mesopotamia, the first recorded civilization in history.

Day 1 • Mesopotamia vocabulary, Intro reading: Life in Sumerian times Mesopotamia, Comprehension quiz, Map of Mesopotamia scavenger hunt, Intro to Fractions

Day 2 • Vocabulary crossword puzzle, Primary source: Code of Hammurabi, Inventions of Mesopotamia, part 1, Sumerian writing, Comparing fractions

Day 3 • Secondary source: Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Inventions of Mesopotamia, part 2, Creative writing: The Epic of Gilgamesh, part 1, Comprehension quiz, Equivalent fractions

Day 4 • Reading: Daily Sumerian life, Mesopotamian meals, Creative writing: The Epic of Gilgamesh, part 2, Fraction word problems

Day 5 • Vocabulary story, Mesopotamia timeline, Fractions mystery picture, Weekly reflection

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During these 10 weeks, yDuring these 10 weeks, y Detected language : English