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Teacher Workshop: Sumerian Seals from Ancient Mesopotamia
Sat, May 13, 2017, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
Azusa Pacific University Libraries' Special Collections and Educational Programming present a teacher workshop on Sumerian seals from ancient Mesopotamia.
Learn how APU's cuneiform tablet and Sumerian seal collection can be used as primary resources in the teaching of ancient history through a cross-curricular Common Core approach.
In this hands-on workshop, attendees will:
Study a sample of the various seals
Learn how to make a seal in their classes
Discover these items' significance in ancient history and how to incorporate them into lessons meeting California State History/Social Studies standards and framework
Take away lesson strategies that can be used immediately in the classroom
Check-in begins at 8:30, and the program begins at 9:00.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Attendees can view the Sumerian seals and related ancient artifacts on display in the library and have opportunity to roll out a seal impression in clay to take with them. Also covered will be the history of writing with a viewing of the cuneiform tablet, a papyrus replica, and related educational materials.