Friday, November 30, 2007

Was Sumer a Civilization?

Explain and provide evidence. Your answer MUST be in paragraph form (5-7 sentences).

20 comments:

akil said...

I think Sumer was a civilization, because it had its own way of communicating with each other. Such a type of writing called cuneiform.
They also had a stable food supply and planted their own food. They even had there own government witch had a king and a army. They even had there own type of religion with gods they worshiped. Sumer had there own
arts and technology.

Raheem Duncan said...

I belive that in sumer they had almost the same thing that we have now. It is just that we are more advanced. In some places they still do things the same way that the sumerians did.

Raheem Duncan

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Ajaijua said...

Long ago Sumerians in summer used a plow to prepare the soil to grow food. This made growing crops easier .The upper class people were the wealthiest in Sumerian times. Mid class wasn’t so bad people had money. Common was the average amount Sumerians were still making money. Very bottom class was pretty much broke they had no money. Salves were the people who were usually in the very bottom class. In summer there had a king. The king would always go to the top of the church and talk to god. Sumerians believe the king was being to by god what to do. There were many kinds of artists and craftspeople in summer. Sumerians believed that music brought joy to the gods and people alike. In summer there was music and artists just like in America my civilization so I believe that summer was a civilization.

Ajaijua.again said...

Long ago Sumerians in summer used a plow to prepare the soil to grow food. This made growing crops easier .The upper class people were the wealthiest in Sumerian times. Mid class wasn’t so bad people had money. Common was the average amount Sumerians were still making money. Very bottom class was pretty much broke they had no money. Salves were the people who were usually in the very bottom class. In summer there had a king. The king would always go to the top of the church and talk to god. Sumerians believe god was telling the king what to do. There were many kinds of artists and craftspeople in summer. Sumerians believed that music brought joy to the gods and people alike. In summer there was music and artists just like in America my civilization so I believe that summer was a civilization.

DMITRI HALL said...

Dmitri James hall 11/30/07
Was Sumer a civilization?
Sumer is a civilization because they work together and they are a community. Religion the king walks up the tower just to talk to the god. The people that live in Sumer were farmers and people work together a built house near water. Sumerian made tools for safety a so they ca live.peole in Sumer will estimate who will be the leader or the king.

Aliyah said...

I believe sumer was a civilization.I have Clues to prove it.Upper class,middle class,common class,and a very bottom class.They also had government,kings,a scribe,They wrote laws,army of soldiers.They had food,shelters,lots more than that that is why I think sumer is a civilization.

6th Grade Humanities said...

I do think that sumer was a civilization. They had food supply with that food supply they had an irrigation system,they domesticated animals, and plows that oxes puled to plant seeds. They also had social structure. In that social structure they had an upper class, middel class ,common class, and very bottom class.They had technoloy like the plow. They had a king that controled the solgers and scribes and subjects. They also had religion,the arts, and witting. this proves that sumer was a civilization.

Kishawra B. pearson said...

Was Sumer a civilization I start to think?. yes it is they have many varieties of things to prove my evidence. One thing they have is stable food supply I learned that they domesticated animals to help farm. Also they had plows and oxes to plant food. Another thing they had was Government. They had a king who had scribes write the laws. They had an army. Also they had religion on the worship temple. They also had Art. In art music brought joy to god.

Anonymous said...

good job 6th graders

Manley Paul said...

I believe that Sumer was a civilization because it had what a civilization should have. It had food supply and domesticated animals to help them crop such as oxes and they used a plow. They had social structure such as upper class, middle class, common class, and very bottom class. They have government which is the king, army, and scribes. They had religion and they made temples to worship gods they believed in. They had arts like music because they believed that it will bring joy to the gods. They had the wheel cart which is technology to move from place to place. They had writing and wrote them in a type of writing called cuneiform.

Deidre Hayman said...

Dedire Hayman
I think Sumer was a civilization. My evidence that I have to believe that Sumer is a civilization is that they have food, shelters, structure, government, technology, arts, religion and more. civilization has the same thing that is why I believe that Sumer is a civilization. Also the reason I believe Sumer is a civilization is because during paleolithic and Neolithic times they did not have not even half of these things, so that is how I know that Sumer is a civilization so case closed.

Yeribel Gonzalez said...

Yeribel Gonzalez
Now these days people get to choose where they would like to live.But in pre-civilization times people moved from place to place not because they wanted to but because they had to follow their wild food sources. Sumer were civilization because they had a king,a government,a king and also an army. So it fair to say that they was civilization. As their family grew they had to move. So sumer was an civilization just like us.

Eliani said...

Eliani caban
Was Sumer a Civilization?

Sumer is a civilization because they had their supplies and the supplies that they had been stable food supply. There writing tools, there technology to work, there social structure for class, there government to there communities and they also had religion a place where they worship. They also so had arts they had arts because they made artifacts, jewelry and they also made mirrors will I think that Sumer is a civilization because they had a community and they work together to survive.

6th Grade Humanities said...

I believe sumer a civilization because they have governments and Tenchology .I really believe all that. We all have place in work ship. In social . We have upper, middle class and the very last one is the bottom class. We have rich people poor people normal people to. We don't have slaves in our cities and states and every thing. At the old day's we had a king .So they wrote law. So that's why I believe in civilization.

Avianna Feliciano said...

Was Sumer a civilization?
Was Sumer a civilization, well it was because they had every thing a civilization needed such as stable food supply, writing, arts, technology, social structure, religion, and government? Civilization is when people who live in the same community help each other and work together. Basically they were a civilization because they helped each other and worked together to make their community better to live in. They made their community better by making irrigation systems so there communities will have fresh bathing, farming water, and to drink from. One more thing that makes me think that Sumer is a civilization is that they had government.

korlu jallah said...

I believe summer was a Civilization because they had there own government to make their laws for their laws for their community. They had technology like wheel carts. They had their own writing to communicate with each other they had over 200 to700 symbols for their writing. They had their own good supply they domesticated animal help their irrigation system and they use plows and oxes to plant their foods. They had 4 different kinds of social structure they are one very rich people two rich people three not so rich people and four poor people. They also had their own music. They believe that music brought joy to the gods they had many instrument.

Ashley said...

Summer was a civilization for a number of reasons. The first reason Sumer could be called a civilization was people who lived in cities had times to concentrate on things other than foods. They began inventing tools weaving clothes, building, teaching children to read and write and so on. They live in communities and now we don’t live like the people how came before them. And people living in sumer were farmers.

Gregoris said...

goverment was a king who ruled soldiers and scribes and the community.Food supply who domesticated farms with plows.they all built cities near water.people chose leaders to make rules so that everyone could work together peacefully.

Dimarie said...

The sumer people lived in a place with the upper class , the middle class, a common class, and a low class .The thing that I learned that made them a civilization was that they had lived within a designated area and that they made advances in any fields of knowledge . People who lived in cities had time to concentrate on things other than food. Sumer was a civilization was for a number of reasons. The first reason Sumer could be called a civilization was people who lived in the upper class, middle class, common class, and a low class. They do have kings in the sumer places. They had fish man, they had to farm the land, they had artists, crafts people, and they made music too. Community, housing, Cuneiform, and they had a calendar also helped the Sumerians to have a civilization.