Fertile Crescent and Ancient Egypt[1]

The Fertile Crescent and Ancient Egypt
*Pick up a copy of the
handout on the desk: The
Tigris and Euphrates River
*Use the image as a way to
answer the questions
Objectives: We will
1) Determine ways civilizations adapted and modified their environment
2) Analyze Hammurabi’s code and interpret its meaning
3) Summarize the origins of Judaism and assess its impact on the surrounding region and the
larger world
Essential Questions
1) What can we learn from historical documents?
2) How do civilizations, societies and regions change their environment over time to suit
them better?
3) What impact does religion have over time?
*Hammurabi’s Code
One of the earliest surviving set of written laws originated by the
*Ancient Mesopotamia
A region in and around the Tigris-Euphrates river system in which some
of the earliest known civilizations formed. It includes Sumer, Assyria,
and Babylonia.
A self-governing central city and its surrounding villages who
collectively follow a similar way of life.
The belief in one God.
The belief in many gods.
The religion of the Hebrews; it is the world’s oldest monotheistic
Grouping of five holy books which make up the Hebrew Bible.
*What is so great about this area?
*Why does it matter?
*What can I learn from this?
*A Rich Land: Read and
annotate the text. Use the
Why There and Why Then
text to answer the questions
*Grab the worksheet off the
table: The River’s Flow
*Read and annotate the passage
*Answer the questions
*Why did the ancient Civilizations
grow around a water source?
*Why is that region important
*Does this still exist today?
* http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/kids/people-placeskids/iraq-mesopotamia-kids/
*Use the knowledge
that you learned today
to complete the
Ancient Civilization
* Pick up the BW off the table: Between the
* Use the document provided to answer the
* Share your answers
* http://app.discoveryeducation.com/player/view/as
* If I were a Sumerian Packet: In your groups, work
together to fill in the GRAPES organizer based off
the reading provided
* http://www.mrdowling.com/603-sumerians.html
*Who Had the Write Idea:
Read and annotate the
passages and organize
each group into the
proper category
*Grab the BW sheet off the table
*Read and annotate
*Answer the questions (alone)
*Discuss with your group
*Who was this man?
*What does this area look like during his
*In your groups, audibly annotate together
as you read the King’s and I excerpts.
*Make sure you pay close attention to your
Context Connections.
*When you finish reading and annotating,
complete the web on the back with your
*Complete the 5 W’s of Hammurabi’s
*Use your notes and the videos to
help you. There is a guide on the
back to show you the expectation
for your answers
*This will be turned in first thing
* Pick up the papers off the table
* Quickly skim through the Code of Hammurabi
* Answer these question on a piece of paper:
1) What aspects of life did the Code Govern?
2) What are some specific crimes mentioned?
3) What are some punishments mentioned?
4) How did the code protect citizen’s rights
5) How did the code address differing social classes?
*Read through the American Bill of Rights.
Be sure to take notes of the different kinds
of laws that are present
*After reading through the Bill of Rights,
read through Hammurabi’s code.
*On the Venn Diagram, compare and
contrast the two codes: Which would you
rather live by and why?
*Answer the questions in the
space provided. Make sure you
write in complete sentences.
*You must justify each answer
and provide textual evidence.
*Pick up the Judaism 101 packet
off the table
*Read and Annotate the Text
*Answer the questions at the
*Who are the Jews?
•The Story of Abraham (teacher reading)
1. What connection did Abraham have to other Semitic
people in Mesopotamia?
2. What was Abraham’s role in the history of the
Jewish religion?
3. What lessons did Abraham’s beliefs and actions teach
Jews and others?
*Investigating Israelites:
Using the text provided,
classwork, and a little
research; fill out the
worksheets provided to learn
about the Israelites
* Grab the worksheet off the table: Assyrian
* Read and annotate
* Share your answers
* http://app.discoveryeducation.com/player/vie
* http://app.discoveryeducation.com/player/vie
* http://app.discoveryeducation.com/player/vie

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