During the seventh grade study of ancient civilizations, students learned about how the people of ancient Mesopotamia faced challenges. Mesopotamians had to come up with solutions to solve geographic challenges they faced, and they transformed Neolithic farming villages into complex Sumerian city-states. After learning about these ancient Sumerian city-states, the girls created "real estate" ads to convince people to move to their chosen city-state. They researched solutions that Sumerians came up with to solve problems they faced, such as developing irrigation systems and canals to control water flow, constructing walls to keep out opposing communities, and domesticating animals in order to provide a stable food supply. The girls worked enthusiastically to create stunning hand-lettered and illustrated real estate ads, re-imagining ancient Sumer in a new light!