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ABC-CLIO World Religions: Belief, Culture, and Controversy - Cites it

ABC-CLIO World History Ancient and Medieval Eras - Cites it

Britannica School Middle - Cites it

EBSCOHost explora - Cites it

Grolier Online - Cites it


Scholastic TrueFlix eBooks & videos

Once you are logged in, on the left you will find the orange "Ancient Civilizations" widget. You will be able to select from the following title:

Mesopotamia by Sunita Apte

This eBook & video do not include the citations.

The eBook is cited just like a book in print including the eBook's URL.

The MIS Library has a print copy of the title that Scholastic TrueFlix has in eBook form. 


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Britannica Image Quest - Cites it

This is a great resource for art, clip art, images, and maps.

Discovery Education

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Discovery Education

Print Books

The books shown below are just a sampling of some of the print resources we have available. 

Ancient Mesopotamia Song by Mr. Nicky

Mrnickychicago. "ANCIENT MESOPOTAMIA Song by Mr. Nicky." YouTube, 02 Sept. 2016. Web. 28 Oct. 2016.

Mesopotamia Fertile Crescent


     Photograph. Britannica ImageQuest.

     Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 25 May 2016.


     Accessed 30 Oct 2016.

Sample Works Cited Document - MLA 8

Melissa Pemberton

Mrs. Ouellette

Ancient Mesopotamia

6 Dec. 2018


Works Cited

Apte, Sunita. Mesopotamia. New York, Children's Press, 2009.

Apte, Sunita. Mesopotamia. E-book ed., Children's Press, 2010. 



Jacobs, Heidi Hayes. et al. The Ancient World. Needham, MA, Prentice Hall, 1998.

Mayfield, Christine, and Kristine M. Quinn. Hammurabi: Babylonian Ruler. 

     Hunnington Beach, CA, Teacher Created Materials, 2007.

Sands, Stella, editor. “Cradle of Civilization.” Kids Discover Mesopotamia, 2004,

      pp. 2-3.

Schomp, Virginia. Ancient Mesopotamia: the Sumerians, Babylonians, and

     Assyrians. New York, Franklin Watts, 2004.

Spielvogel, Jackson J. Journey Across Time: World History; the Early Ages.

     New York, NY, Glencoe, McGraw-Hill, 2008.

Babylonian Wall Tiles

Babylonian wall tiles, exhibited at the Turkey Museum, 
     Istanbul, from Babylon, Iraq, Middle East. 
     Photography. Britannica ImageQuest. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.,
     25 May 2016. 
     Accessed 9 Dec 2016.

Illustration of First Wooden Wheel

Illustration of first wooden wheel. Photography. 
    Britannica ImageQuest. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 
    25 May 2016. 
    Accessed 9 Dec 2016.

Great Ziggurat of Ur

Ziggurats were structures found at the center of each large city in Mesopotamia. It was a tradition started by the Sumerians to build these structures, but other civilizations built similar steep, pyramid-like structures.

Great Ziggurat of Ur.

     Photography. Britannica ImageQuest.

     Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 25 May 2016.


     Accessed 30 Oct 2016.


The word Mesopotamia means "the land between the rivers." Do you know what two rivers the are near the Fertile Crescent? The two rivers that formed this fertile land would often overflow and fine mud called silt remained behind. The silt would help the plants grow and thrive.

Did you know that the ancient Mesopotamians were the first to use the wheel?

Ancient Mesopotamia

Ancient Mesopotamia is often referred to as the "Cradle of Civilization." This area is now current day Iraq, southwestern Iran, southeastern Turkey, and northeastern Syria. Mesopotamia is the name used for the area between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. These flow into the Persian Gulf. This land was once great for agriculture. This is where people first gathered in large cities, developed wedge-shaped writing called cuneiform, and formed governments. 

Evolution of cuneiform writing. Photograph. Britannica ImageQuest. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 25 May 2016.
Accessed 30 Oct 2016.

Other Reliable Websites Ancient Mesopotamia

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