The Lifeboat That Saved The World {Book Review}

The Lifeboat that Saved the World is a faithful retelling of the ancient Mesopotamia flood written down in cuneiform four thousand years ago. This Babylonian story of Atra-hasis (meaning 'Very-Wise') can be found on a few cuneiform tablets kept in collections all around the world. Atra-hasis is also known by the name Ut-napishtim, a character…

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Mystery of History: Lesson Seven – The Sumerians

I am very familiar with the Sumerians, having studied them in-depth with my older children during our Mesopotamia Unit Study. It was interesting all those years ago and I was looking forward to digging in this time.  An extremely advanced people, the Sumerians built cities, created the sexagesimal counting system as well as the very…

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Learning about Ancient Mesopotamia through Literature: The Golden Bull

We love to learn about ancient history using great literature.  The Golden Bull is a fiction book written by Marjorie Cowley.  It is a simply written book, with extremely short chapters, perfect for emergent readers or as a read aloud for younger children.  It has many aspects of polytheism, and as such I felt it…

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Guest Posting: Learning about Mesopotamia Through Literature and Hand On Activities

I am guest posting over at 123homeschool4me today and would love for you to click over and read all about our adventures in Mesopotamia. This is the third part of a four part hands on history unit for children of all ages.  Using a retelling of the Epic of Gilgamesh, your children will learn all about…

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Guest Posting: Learning about Mesopotamia Through Literature and Hand On Activities Part Two

I am guest posting over at 123homeschool4me today and would love for you to click over and read all about our adventures in Mesopotamia. This is the second part of a four part hands on history unit for children of all ages.  Using a retelling of the Epic of Gilgamesh, your children will learn all about…

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Guest Posting: Learning about Mesopotamia Through Literature and Hand On Activities

I am guest posting over at 123homeschool4me today and would love for you to click over and read all about our adventures in Mesopotamia. I'm excited to be sharing my home schooling unit study about Ancient Mesopotamia based on three books retelling the Epic of Gilgamesh.  Containing lots of fun hands-on activities........ (for more click here)

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Looking Back: In depth Study of Hammurabi and his Legal System

Whilst we covered Assyria and Babylonia in some depth, it was Hammurabi who caught our imagination.  I went with the flow and I'm so glad I did!  During one of our fun weeks, about a year ago, we planned a revisit to Mesopotamia and the children really wanted to learn more about Hammurabi's Code of Laws.  I…

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