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Student's life powerpoint

  1. 1. Thursday, December 13, 2012 Create a list that describes a typical day in your life from the moment you wake up until the moment you go to bed. Be specific.
  2. 2. Essential Question How were social classes formed in the Fertile Crescent and how did jobs become specialized?
  3. 3. Learning Targets I can… Tell what a typical day was like for a student like me who lived in ancient Sumer. Identify relevant and irrelevant information in a primary source document.
  4. 4. Relevant and Irrelevant  Relevant IrrelevantSomething that Not connected has a logical or to what is being sensible discussed connection to what is being discussed.
  5. 5. Background  Archaeologists excavated documents in the form of essays written by a schoolteacher about 2000 B.C. The essays describe the life of a student in ancient Sumer. These documents– such as essays, diaries, and journals – give historians important information about the past. As you read excerpts from the essay “School Days.” think about the information that you can gather about school in ancient Sumer.
  6. 6. punctuality Being on time, promptness
  7. 7. curtsy A bow of respect
  8. 8. loiter Stop and play along the way
  9. 9. I recited my tablet, ate my lunch, prepared my (new) tablet, wrote it, finishedit; then my model tablets were brought to me; and in the afternoon my exercise tabletswere brought to me. When school was dismissed, I went home, entered the house, andfound my father sitting there. I explained…my exercise tablets to my father,…recitedmy tablet to him, and he was delighted… [The schoolboy then gives the servants the following orders.] I am thirsty, giveme water to drink; I am hungry, give me bread to eat; wash my feet, set up (my) bed, Iwant to go to sleep. Wake me early in the morning, I must not be late… When I arose early in the morning, I faced my mother and said to her: “Giveme my lunch, I want to go to school!” My mother gave me two rolls, and I set out… In school the fellow in charge of punctuality said: “Why are you late?” Afraidand with a pounding heart, I entered before my teacher and made a respectful curtsy. My headmaster read my tablet, said: “There is something missing.”…Thefellow in charge of neatness said: “You loitered in the street and did not straighten upyour clothes,” The fellow in charge of silence said: “Why did you rise withoutpermission?”…The fellow in charge of Sumerian said: “Why didn’t you speakSumerian?...” [The teacher speaks to the schoolboy.] Young fellow, (because) you hated notmy words, neglected them not, (may you) complete the scribal [writer’s] art frombeginning to end. Because you…paid me a salary larger than my efforts (deserve), (and)have honored me, …may your exercises contain no faults. Of your brothers, may you betheir leader; of your friends may you be their chief; may you rank the highest among theschoolboys… You have carried out well the school’s activities, you are a man of learning.
  10. 10. Re-Read 1. Go back and re-read the text on pages 506-5072. On lined paper, write at least two examples from the text for each of the following categories: a) Something that would not be useful to a historian who wants to write an article about education in Sumer. b) Something that is essential for someone who is studying ancient teaching methods.3. Create a question that a historian might ask about Sumerian society after reading the essay.

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