Mesopotamia Unit Bundle- Reading Passages, Activities, PowerPoint, Test, & More!


MESOPOTAMIA can be easy to teach with informational reading passages, hands-on interactive activities, and more! This bundle provides you with a 4-5 week, NO-PREP unit. Additionally, NO Textbook is needed. Major Civilizations discussedSumer, Akkad, Babylon, Assyria, Persia.

You will receive complete Lesson Plans, a Student Workbook with informational text, an accompanying Activity Lapbook with 5 interactive activities, a PowerPoint for teacher-guided instruction, and an end-of-unit Assessment. The student workbook and PowerPoint presentation are Google 1:1 compatible. Reading and literacy skill building activities are built-in to the student workbook and encouraged throughout the unit.

Use this with independent learners, for whole class-instruction, or as stations; enjoy the options!




  • Vocabulary List
  • A Unit Outline with lessons and page numbers
  • Reading Passages with Guided Notes
  • Reading Skills activities
  • Study Guide
  • Google 1:1 Compatible
  • FOUR Lessons


1- An Introduction to Mesopotamia:

  • Mesopotamia’s geography & the Fertile Crescent
  • Tigris & Euphrates River Valley Civilizations

2- Mesopotamia- Government:

  • Five Major Civilizations: Sumer, Akkad, Babylon, Assyria, Persia
  • Hammurabi’s Code
  • Famous Kings
  • Expansion & Organization techniques

3- Mesopotamia- Economy:

  • Trade
  • Major Goods: Agricultural Goods, Textiles, Pottery
  • “Crossroads of Trade”
  • Interesting Fact- Donkey Caravans

4- Mesopotamia- Culture:

  • Social structure
  • Belief Systems: Polytheism and Zoroastrianism
  • Sumer: Cuneiform, Epic of Gilgamesh, Ziggurat of Ur
  • Akkad: Akkadian language, Cylinder Seal
  • Babylon: System of Government & Justice, Hanging Gardens, Center of Culture
  • Assyria: Warrior-Society, Chariot and Iron technology, Schools & Libraries
  • Persia: Religious Tolerance, Invention of the refrigerator, famous games & sports.



  • Student directions
  • 5 Hands-on Activities that align with each lesson
  • Can be used by students independently, for homework, or collaborative learning
  • 8 Writing Prompts on a Choice Board
  • Vocabulary Flashcards



  • Provides a digital format of the Student Workbook
  • Great for teacher-guided instruction and read alouds
  • Unit content is not editable, but you can add or delete slides
  • Google Slides presentation also included



  • Lesson plans with Student Learning Objectives and Essential Questions
  • Answer Keys for all resources
  • Video Suggestions for each lesson
  • Unit preparation checklist
  • State Standards: Common Core, TEKS, VA SOL
  • Teacher Unit Prep Check List



  • Editable Word document and PDF provided
  • 5 fill-in-the-blank questions with a word bank
  • 5 multiple choice questions
  • 5 True/False statements
  • 2 short response questions