Students in 6th grade Humanities created pictographs to etch into clay tablets. While studying ancient civilizations across the world, the class learned about the Sumerian way of recording important information. Before paper, the people of Sumer wrote pictographs (pictures representing words) in clay with sharp, wooden utensils. Mr. Roquemore asked the students to turn a few of their words into pictographs and draw them in the clay. After the clay hardens, the class will follow the Sumerian tradition of baking the clay to harden it.