Where was Mesopotamia located? What did ancient Mesopotamian society look like? What did the people who lived there do for fun? As readers discover the answers to these and other questions about ancient Mesopotamia, they are encouraged to see the similarities and differences between this civilization and others of the past and present. The well-researched main text exposes young people to a different culture, which is further highlighted in fact boxes and sidebars. This essential social studies curriculum topic is presented in an engaging way through exciting design elements, including timelines, maps, and historical and contemporary images.