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Peer Review

The British Museum: Mesopotamia



Overall Numeric Rating:

5 stars
Content Quality: 5 stars
Effectiveness: 5 stars
Ease of Use: 5 stars
Reviewed: Mar 31, 2013 by History Editorial Board
Overview: Description of Mesopotamian culture during period of 4000 B.C.E. to 875 B.C.E.
Type of Material: learning object repository, presentation, reference material
Recommended Uses: This may be used as a part of a lesson plan or as an individual presentation.
Technical Requirements: Internet explorer or available web browser.
Identify Major Learning Goals: Students will understand and explore the history and culture of Mesopotamia over the last two centuries.
Target Student Population: High School AP; Undergraduate College
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills: Knowledge of acquiring plug-ins for browser

Evaluation and Observation

Content Quality

Rating: 5 stars
Strengths: The content is exceptional. To add more on language development, see attached. Shockwave provides easy interactivity and visual learning.

Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool

Rating: 5 stars
Strengths: Students will welcome a knowledgeable, understandable unit on an area on which they probably have little familiarity. The expansion of knowledge via the tab areas flows with the student’s interest. Shockwave experiences are invaluable. Relates objectives and resources to learner.
Concerns: None

Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty

Rating: 5 stars
Strengths: The instruction flows with the interest of the student. Each click goes a bit deeper into the content. The design scheme is excellent.
Concerns: None