Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Second Year Tablet Project

“A wormhole, a wormhole, a wormhole,” shouted Professor Timskink, “Run for you lives!”
You look over at the professor, too late, you’ve been sucked in! As your vision is blurred by the many diverse and strange images that flash before your eyes, you realize that you have left your time behind. The professor had been experimenting with time travel and you have become his first victim, or subject depending on your viewpoint.

You have landed back in Ancient Sumer, where they are creating a written language.

Your assignment is to create an original alphabet (that in no way resembles the written language you know), create a key (see below for an example), and a three dimensional tablet that has one of the following bits of wisdom on it:

1. A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five

2. I never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make an exception.

3. Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.

4. When you come to a fork in the road ... Take it.

5. We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.

Your grade will be based on imagination and creativity. The project is due Thursday December 20th, 2007.


Ms. Secret said...

This shall be fun!!!

GOOD SPORT said...


Andrea Burton said...

Ms. Secret, whoever that is, i totally agree. Mr. Lawslo, that was the best idea ever!!! -Andie