Why did civilizations rise and fall in Mesopotamia?

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Bellringer
• What was the Babylonian Empire? (Page 3637)
• Make sure you have three items listed on both
sides of your T-chart for your Think-Pair-Share
Activity
Section 1 Review
1. What geographic features helped civilization
develop in Mesopotamia?
Tigris and Euphrates Rivers
2. How did Mesopotamia become a center of
trade?
Centrally located
Section 2: Babylonia & Assyria
Notes
1. Babylonian empire reaches its height
2. Assyrian empire extends from the Persian Gulf
through Egypt
3. Medes and Chaldean destroy Assyrian
4. New Babylonian empire falls, but the city of
Babylon is spared
Section 2 Review
1. Who was Nebuchadnezzar II?
Chaldean king who rebuilt the city of Babylon and
declared himself king
2. Why did civilizations rise and fall in
Mesopotamia?
Conflict, conquest, and reorganization of power and
wealth
3. How did Babylon become rich?
Trade and conquests of other cities
4. What accomplishments is Assyria known for?
Center of learning and skilled at war
Bellringer
• What was Hammurabi’s Code? Page 40-41
• Put your completed Ch. 2-1&2 worksheet in
the tray
• Continue working on your Time Lines
Time Lines
• Draw a time line for recording events from 1760
B.C. to 540 B.C
• Mark time line every ½ inch to represent time
intervals of 100 years
• Create 7 captions and 3 pictures for events that
highlight the conquests and cultural
achievements of Babylonia and Assyria in the
reading of Section 2
• Must have color!!!
Bellringer
• How did the art of writing begin? (Pages 42-43)
• Study for your vocabulary quiz! The last class
bombed the test. Over half of them failed it.
• Work on Time Lines in the tray
• Put completed Ch. 2-1&2 worksheets in the tray.
These are due Thursday
Section 1 Review
1. What geographic features helped civilization
develop in Mesopotamia?
Tigris and Euphrates Rivers
2. How did Mesopotamia become a center of
trade?
Centrally located
Section 2 Review
1. Who was Nebuchadnezzar II?
Chaldean king who rebuilt the city of Babylon and
declared himself king
2. Why did civilizations rise and fall in
Mesopotamia?
Conflict, conquest, and reorganization of power and
wealth
3. How did Babylon become rich?
Trade and conquests of other cities
4. What accomplishments is Assyria known for?
Center of learning and skilled at war
Writing Assignment
• Paragraph 1- After learning about Hammurabi’s
Code, do you think these rules were too strict or
just what a society needs? Why or why not?
• Give me one example of the rule that explains your
answer
• Must be a minimum of 5 sentences
• Sentence starter: I think Hammurabi’s Code was
______ for the Babylonians because ________.

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