CT4.06B – First Alphabet

The Phoenicians develop an alphabet: Abjad ​

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The last of our lessons that show the progression of language in a written form.  From the previous lesson, we now understand what an Abjad is.  The first abjad to gain widespread usage was the Phoenician abjad, which we will learn is unlike other contemporary scripts, such as cuneiform and Egyptian hieroglyphs.

A Summary


Minimum Grade Best for students 3rd grade and up
Complexity Level Medium
Length 20 minutes / Class
Subject Area Progression of language in written form

Target Audience

We think this is best for students 3rd grade and up. 2nd Graders we would skip this conversation.


YES.  Just like most of our micro-lessons there will be a test after this lesson. We will ask questions requiting a student to compare and contrast Abjad and other ancient written forms of communication.

The entire class is 20 minutes long. 15 minutes will be devoted to material and 5 minutes for testing. You will do great. Don't worry. You can always retest again if you aren't able to achieve 80% or better the first time around."