Students in Battle Mountain learn about different civilizations

Second grade students in Mrs. Katie Vezina's class at Battle Mountain Elementary School have been learning about different components of ancient Indian and Chinese civilizations. The five components of a civilization include jobs, cities, writing, religion and leaders.

Students were able to connect their learning with a hands-on art project. The students were each given a mound of terra cotta clay and were tasked to create the base of a pot. Once their base was created, students used a cuneiform alphabet to carve initials into the clay. Cuneiform writing is the wedge-shaped characters that were carved into clay tablets in ancient Mesopotamia. After carving their initials into the pots, students were able to design the side of their pots.