Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Gifted Gab and the Classroom Corner--the 8th Ancient Wonder???

Crazily enough, my kids learned this week that there is actually an 8th Ancient Wonder?!  Wondering why?  Well, it turns out that on the oldest lists, the Ishtar Gate of Babylon was named as an original wonder.  With the construction of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, however, the Ishtar Gate was replaced.
The Ishtar Gate was the 8th gate into Ancient Babylon.  For this week's extension activity my students used 8 octagons each to create imaginative dragons, creatures symbolic to residents of Ancient Babylon.  Students also wrote in their learning logs about the Ishtar Gate, made of beautiful lapiz lazuli.  We have absolutely loved this interactive and interdisciplinary unit on the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World!!!  Hope you have enjoyed traveling with us!!! 

Remember for more, you can find this unit on both Teachers Pay Teachers and Teacher's Notebook, and in honor of Mother's Day, it will be 20% off all week--YAY!!!!  :-)


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