Thursday, February 21, 2008

SS Essay, Interdisciplinary Project

Mrs. Griffey has been studying Mesopotamia in her sixth grade social studies classes at Laurelville. At the end of the unit, students had to write an essay telling all that they learned. They had to research for additional information. Students wrote a rough draft, revised with a peer, and then wrote a final draft to be turned in for a grade.

This essay also counted for a grade in language arts. Justin did a great job with his introduction and conclusion.

This introduction outlines basic W's.

I discovered a lot about of interesting things about Mesopotamia. Mesopotamia was located in the fertile crescent that is now present day Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Syrian, Jordan, Israel and Syria. Mesopotamia started in 4000 B.C. Mesopotamia was also located by two rivers, the Tigris and Euphrates.

The closing does a good job of wrapping up the essay and summarizing important information.

Mesopotamia was a very successful culture. In Mesopotamia they had laws, a form of writing and technology. The people of Mesopotamia still affect us today.

With a good opening and closing, the essay makes it easier for the reader to understand.