Life in Sumer

18 Nov

This playlist features video clips that review the legacy and achievements of Mesopotamia. They are a good review of things we have learned in class. Essential Questions to consider:
1) What new tools did the Sumerians invent?
2) Why was the invention of cuneiform (writing) an important development?

27 Responses to “Life in Sumer”

  1. Nolan November 21, 2014 at 3:50 am #

    The sumerians invented the wheel used in two ways,(wheel to move wagons and pottery wheel) and the plow. Cuneiform is important because it was the first known writing.

  2. Aaron November 21, 2014 at 3:52 am #

    1) They invented cuneiform. They also invented the wheel and the plow.

    2) It was important because you could view records of people and wars. It was also the first known form of writing.

  3. Futa Takahashi November 21, 2014 at 3:54 am #

    1) Styles

    2) It was important because cuneiform was needed for recording like keep track of goods, trading. Also for Diary. Also by cuneiform, specialised job called scribe formed and they are professional of writing cuneiform. They were working for government recording. They were at high social classes.

  4. Snehan November 21, 2014 at 3:55 am #

    They invented a stylus. Cuneiform was important because they can devolop language by writing on clay Tablets.

  5. Kennedy November 21, 2014 at 3:59 am #

    1) one tool / technology the Sumerians invented was the wheel.
    2) Cuneiform was important because it helped the Sumerians communicate.

  6. SooYoun November 21, 2014 at 3:59 am #

    It is the first known recorded language. They bit into a clay tablet and compared the mark to a twelve years old one. I helped to communicate.

    Perrine and Soo Youn

  7. Mutsumi Furuhashi ꉂꉂ ( ˆᴗˆ ) November 21, 2014 at 4:01 am #

    They invented wheel, irrigation,and laws. Writings are important because they can’t keep track of things and when you don’t keep track of them, I think the city wont get that big.

  8. Prannoy November 21, 2014 at 4:02 am #

    1) What new tools did the Sumerians invent?
    A:
    Stylus, for cuneiform
    Canals, for irrigation
    Plow, for farming

  9. adityathota November 21, 2014 at 4:03 am #

    The sumerians invented two important tools the wheel and the plow. The plow was important because it was good for farming and could be pushed or pulled. The wheel was important because it gave transportation.The first wheel was probably a potter’s wheel.

  10. Dong Yoon November 21, 2014 at 4:05 am #

    1) They invented Stylus.
    2)They could record events.

  11. Minki November 21, 2014 at 4:07 am #

    There was 5 basic form of writing. They used the stylus which was cut by 90 degrees. It is hard to understand for us because it is photograph.

  12. junsik November 21, 2014 at 4:08 am #

    They used stylus to write. It was to complicated to learn the writing it took more than 1 years to learn. Mesopotamia writing had more than 600 symbols.

  13. prhea2003 November 21, 2014 at 8:08 am #

    Stylus
    It’s language! Writing!

    • prhea2003 November 21, 2014 at 8:11 am #

      The main tools he talked about was a Stylus and the ‘leather-hard’ stage of clay. Did they invent clay, too?

      It language! Can you imagine living without language for several decades?

  14. Ye won Lee November 21, 2014 at 8:11 am #

    1) What new tools did the Sumerians invent?
    They invented the tablet and the stylus to write the written languages.

    2) Why was the invention of cuneiform (writing) an important development?
    To record their words, it was important.

  15. Sture November 21, 2014 at 8:13 am #

    1:the sumerians invented the wheel and the plow.

    2:The written language was important because they needed to keep track on things people brought in.

  16. Min Wook (Eric) Seo November 21, 2014 at 8:13 am #

    Very good and very interesting facts!!!

  17. Varun November 21, 2014 at 8:13 am #

    1)Styluses(used to write cuneiform) and wheels(used to transport persons/things).

    2)Cuneiform allowed Mesopotamians to record buisness deals for evidence of purchases made.Later it was used to write stories,like the Epic of Gilgamesh

  18. Aoi:) November 21, 2014 at 8:13 am #

    1) What new tools did the Sumerians invent?
    They invented the wheel, plow, cuneiform, stylus, shaduf (A sort of lever).

    2) Why was the invention of cuneiform (writing) an important development?
    Because the invention of writing made it so that they can record history and other things.

  19. Sdaehyeon November 21, 2014 at 8:13 am #

    New tools the Sumerians invented was stylus and tablet.

    The invention of cuneiform was important development because to record their written language.

  20. Aisyah November 21, 2014 at 8:14 am #

    1 – Wheel, and Stylus.

    2 – I think to communicate. 🙂

  21. Sungbin Yoon November 21, 2014 at 8:15 am #

    New tools that sumerian create was tablet.

    Why was the invention of cuneiform an important development because they need to record.

  22. Alice November 21, 2014 at 8:15 am #

    The Sumerians invent the stylus, a tool to write on the clay tablet. Writing was very important because Sumerians could write and do note-taking or writing down their surplus. Anyway, writing is so much important for now and before.

  23. Rishi November 21, 2014 at 8:15 am #

    The new tool that was created by sumerians was the stylus. It helped them keep track of items, objects, etc. By: Vinay and Rishi

  24. Rahul November 21, 2014 at 8:15 am #

    1. The Sumerians invented bronze which was a mixture of copper and tin. They made tools out of bronze because it was stronger and lasted longer than copper. They also invented the plow which helped with their farming. Eventually, animals pulled the plows. They also invented the wheel which helped a lot with transportation

    2. The invention of cuneiform was important because it helped with their record keeping. Also it was one of the earliest forms of writing. Today we use writing a lot.

  25. Jihyeon Park November 21, 2014 at 8:16 am #

    1.Tablets- it made of clay
    2.it is important that there is a writing invented and help the students to learn and to record

  26. GUILLAUME November 21, 2014 at 8:17 am #

    The Sumerians invented tools like plows and axes.The invention of cuneiform writing was important because now we know all that happened in their civilization and it is a big clue for discovering what happened in the past!

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