Visit the Ziggurat (VIEW RESOURCE) introduces students to the Mesopotamian Ziggurat with a travel advertisement from ancient Sumer. Students will examine the author’s use of figurative language and content-specific vocabulary. After reading, students will be able to describe in writing why the Sumerians built the Great Ziggurat of Ur.
The passage has ten standards-aligned questions that will ask students to demonstrate their comprehension, think critically, and analyze sources. It is the 5th of a 6-part series on Mesopotamia