Investigating a Neolithic Dwelling at Jarmo incorporates authentic archaeological and historical research paired with maps and artifacts to teach students about the people who lived during the Neolithic Revolution.
Discover the past through evidence from an archaeological site in Iraq! In this investigation students will use geography, history, and archaeology to learn about a Neolithic dwelling and the lives of people in ancient Mesopotamia.
Examine primary sources, artifacts, and maps of the Jarmo site to understand the Neolithic Revolution. Students “uncover” a real archaeological site, classify artifacts, and infer how the geographic area of the Middle East shaped the dwellings.
Explore the use of traditional mudbrick architecture today with Professor Salma Samar Damluji, an Iraqi architect. Engage students in a debate on a current civic dilemma involving archaeology and preservation.
- Includes informational texts on the Neolithic Revolution
- Supports Common Core State Standards
- Incorporates authentic data for students to analyze
“The content presented is high level and addresses critical thinking skills.” – Chicago Teacher, 2014