Roxaboxen Project

Learning About Civilizations

By Mrs. Gipson

Our 6th grade students are reading a picture book to understand what components are needed for a civilization to establish. Roxaboxen is a child’s perspective on the creation of their own city. It incorporates 6 or the 8 features of civilizations – development of cities, government/laws, infrastructure, art/architecture, job specialization, and social classes.

Students will relate the development of Roxaboxen to the ancient cities of Babylon and Assyria. Also, students are designing their own ‘Roxaboxen’ and identifying which of the 8 features are important to the design of their town. Below you will find a YouTube video about the book.