As a follow-up to their studies of Sumerian life and achievements in Mesopotamia around 2000 B.C., fifth grade students, working with Lisa Cone and Lily Angus, traveled back in time 4,000 years to attend Scribe School.
These young scribes learned cuneiform, an early form of writing, on clay tablets using a stylus. They practiced the symbols for wheat, star, sun, mountain, and bird. They also practiced recording information about how much grain was traded with a nearby city-state. Finally, they used symbols to represent their names.
Photos by Lisa Cone and Lily Angus