Aim: How did Hammurabi*s code provide justice for Ancient Babylon?

Report
Aim: How did Hammurabi’s code
provide justice for Ancient
Babylon?
DO NOW!!!
PLEASE COMPLETE THE
DOCUMENT HANDOUT
REGARDING HAMMURABI.
(5 MINUTES)
Literacy Vocabulary List
 Harsh: unkind or insensitive
 Render: to give
 Justice: fairness
 Oppress: mistreat or keep down
 Underline these words as you
see them in the reading!!!!
Where was Babylon?
Who was
Hammurabi?
Hammurabi’s Code of Law
Hammurabi’s Code
-In 1790 BC or BCE, king Hammurabi wrote the
world’s first large collection of laws.
-There were 282 specific laws.
II. Legal Principles (beliefs) of Hammurabi
-”An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.”
-Punishments were based on the social class of the
lawbreaker.
-Wealthy citizens would pay fines, commoners
(regular people) would face physical punishment.
-Government had a responsibility for what occurred
in society
I.
pay fines, commoners would face physical punishment.
A. Government had a responsibility for what occurred in society.
I.





Group work
Babylonian Empire [2000 BC – 1680 BC]
1. Nomadic
warriors
overtook
the Sumerians.
Students
will break
into
assigned
pairs.
II. Hammurabi’s Code
Each 1.group
will
assigned
two laws
from
In 1790
BC,be
king
wrote the world’s
first large
collection of laws.
III. Legal Principles
of Hammurabi
Hammurabi’s
Code
to analyze.
1. “An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.”
On your A.
group’s
Examination
Sheet, address these
282 specific
laws.
questions:
2. Punishments would be based upon social class of lawbreaker.
Wealthy citizens would pay fines, commoners would face physical
1) Do weA.have
a
similar
law
today?
punishment.
2) What B.
aspect
(area)had
of alife
does this
Government
responsibility
forlaw
whataffect?
occurred in society.
 3) Whom is this law designed to benefit?
 4) Why do you think this law was needed?
 5) What kinds of things might happen if the laws did
not exist?
Summary question
IN YOUR OPINION, HOW DID
HAMMURABI’S CODE INFLUNCE
OUR SYSTEM OF JUSTICE? (ALL
RESPONSES SHOULD BE IN
COMPLETE SENTENCES)
Homework
CREATE A SET OF (10) LAWS
AND THEIR PUNISHMENT
FOR OUR CLASSROOM

similar documents