APU Presents Teacher Workshop on Sumerian Seals

News Release

Azusa Pacific University Libraries' Special Collections and Educational Programming present a teacher workshop on Sumerian seals from ancient Mesopotamia. Educators will learn how APU’s cuneiform tablet and Sumerian seal collection can be used as primary resources in the teaching of ancient history through a cross-curricular Common Core approach. This event takes place on Sat., May 13 from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., in the Darling Library, located on APU’s West Campus, at 701 E. Foothill Blvd., in Azusa. Register online. The cost is $5.

In this hands-on workshop, attendees will:

  • Study a sample of the various seals.
  • Learn how to make a seal in their classes.
  • Discover these items' significance in ancient history and how to incorporate them into lessons meeting California State History/Social Studies standards and framework.
  • Take away lesson strategies that can be used immediately in the classroom.
  • Roll out a seal impression in clay to take with them.
  • Learn about the history of writing with a viewing of the cuneiform tablet, a papyrus replica, and related educational materials.

For more information on resources, events, and opportunities offered by the Azusa Pacific University Libraries' Educational Programming department, visit the website or Facebook page.

Contact
Rachel White
Associate Director of Public Relations
(626) 815-4502 | rewhite@apu.edu