Treasure hunt: the history of writing.

The history of writingAs you surely realize, writing is a very essential part of our daily life, but since when? Good question. So, here we are going to learn more about the history of writing. We will do  some activities in order to learn the origin of evolution of writing. You only need a connection to the mains and paper.

cuneiformehyerogl  alphabetic

Hieroglyphic writing

            Alphabetic writing

                     After having looked at those photos of different types of writing, watch, please,  the following video (in Spanish) about the history of writing. Although it is shortly narrated, you can get a general layout about the topic:

la historia de la escritura

Activity 1

Complete the following chart:

Hieroglyphic writing

  • Date:
  • Culture:
  • Features:

Cuneiform writing

  • Date:
  • Culture:
  • Features:

Alphabetic writing

  • Date:
  • Culture:
  • Features:

Activity 2

 The Rossetta Stone

The Rosetta stone is a landmark in the history of writing.

In this activity you are going to know why.  So, answer the following points:

– Description of the stone:

– When has it been discovered?

– Where has it been found?

– Nowadays, where can you see it?

– How many types of writing can you see in it?

– Do you know the connection between the Rosetta stone and Jean-François Champillion?

 

Activity 3

Enumerate the Romance languages you can listen to in Europe. How many of them can you hear in Spain and Portugal?

TO ANSWER THOSE QUESTIONS YOU CAN VISIT THE FOLLOWING PAGES:

http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/aes/c/champollions_hieroglyphic_hand.aspx

The big question

Related to the third question. What are the languages you can speak in the Basque Country? Is there any Romance? If not, write why giving reasons of your answer.

CRITERIA

You work is going to be evaluated in order to make sure that you have properly learned the history of writing. This evaluation will be realized acording to your answers to the questions and following this table:

Did you answer the questions?

Poor

Pass

Good

Very good

Excellent

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

4

1

2

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4

Activity 1

Activity 2

Activity 3

Big Question

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