Writing Like An Ancient Scribe

Students play the role of Ugaritic scribes in this activity when they use a stylus to stamp cone-shaped marks into clay.

Grades Covered: 4 through 8
Subjects Covered: Social Studies, Language Arts

Curriculum topics:
  • Communication Writing
  • Languages
Standards
Idea Sheets are cross-referenced to subjects listed in the Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, and California Content Standards.
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National Standards

  • Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

    (Common Core Language Arts /// Grade 4 /// Writing /// Research to Build and Present Knowledge)

  • Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

    (Common Core Language Arts /// Grade 5 /// Writing /// Research to Build and Present Knowledge)

  • Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.

    (Common Core Language Arts /// Grade 6 /// Writing /// Research to Build and Present Knowledge)

  • Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions for further research and investigation.

    (Common Core Language Arts /// Grade 7 /// Writing /// Research to Build and Present Knowledge)

  • Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.

    (Common Core Language Arts /// Grade 8 /// Writing /// Research to Build and Present Knowledge)

  • 6.2 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the early civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Kush.

    (CA History/Social Science /// Grade 6 /// World History and Geography: Ancient Civilizations)

  • 9. Trace the evolution of language and its written forms.

    (CA History/Social Science /// Grade 6 /// World History and Geography: Ancient Civilizations /// 6.2 Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the early civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Kush.)


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