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Cuneiform, Hieroglyphics and the Phoenician Alphabet

Comparing the writings of the early civilizations of the Middle East

Jeffrey Burner

on 25 September 2011

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Transcript of Cuneiform, Hieroglyphics and the Phoenician Alphabet

Comparing languages of the middle east
Phoenician Alphabet
Ancient River Valley Civilizations
First written language
Sacred Carvings
22 letters
Hope you enjoyed doing Cuneiform!!
Sumer is in Mesopotamia
Cuneiform use pictographs! Triangles and dashes! It was created in Sumer.
Hieroglyphics were created in Egypt.
Egypt was in the Nile River Valley.
Check out this video on Cuneiform
What have you learned from the video?
The Egyptians carved it into stone and wrote on papyrus
Hieroglyphics were decoded after discovery of the Rosetta Stone
Check out this video on Hieroglyphics
Check out the legend of Gilgamesh.
What stories today sound similar to Gilgamesh?
What have you learned from the video?
All consonants and no vowels
Check out this video on the Alphabet
How could the alphabet have an impact on the ancient job market?
WHI.3The student will demonstrate knowledge of ancient river valley civilizations, including those of Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Indus River Valley, and China and the civilizations of the Hebrews, Phoenicians, and Nubians, by
a)locating these civilizations in time and place;
b)describing the development of social, political, and economic patterns, including slavery;
c)explaining the development of religious traditions;
d)describing the origins, beliefs, traditions, customs, and spread of Judaism;
e)explaining the development of language and writing.
The purpose of this presentation is to show students the development of written languages in the early river valleys. Students will compare the three languages and evaluate their economic impact on the early civilizations of the fertile crescent.
Using the 3 circle Venn diagram fill in the listed traits in the appropriate place. Then create 5 traits that and place them in their proper place within the diagram.
Now lets watch this video on how to do Cuneiform.
Now that is really
The End!!
Jeff Burner
World History to 1500
Creating Cuneiform Lesson
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