The students will explain how geography impacted civilizations in Mesopotamia. The students will identify the key developments of ancient Egyptian civilization. Complete Warm ups Read/Discuss Ch 2 Sections 1&2 Complete Section 1&2 Study Guides Complete Hammurabi Cause/Effect Activity.
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The students will explain how geography impacted civilizations in Mesopotamia.
The students will identify the key developments of ancient Egyptian civilization.
Complete Warm ups
Read/Discuss Ch 2 Sections 1&2
Complete Section 1&2 Study Guides
Complete Hammurabi Cause/Effect Activity
LAND BETWEEN TWO RIVERS”
abundant amount of clay
easy till-able soil
water supply from Tigris-Euphrates Rivers
few natural resources
minimal protection from deserts and mountains
How to Build a Ziggurat
Cuneiform is created by pressing a pointed stylus into a clay tablet.
When heaven above was not yet named, nor earth below pronounced by name, Apsu, the first one, their begetter and maker Tiamat, who bore them all, had mixed their waters together, but had not formed pastures, nor discovered reed-beds. When yet no gods were manifest, nor names pronounced, nor destinies decreed, then gods were born within them.
7. Where was Mesopotamia located?At the eastern end of the fertile Crescent between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers.
8. Which people had the most power in the Sumerian city-states?
The kings, priests and priestesses (nobles)
9. What two empires gained control of the Sumerian city states?
The Akkadians-ruled by Sargon and the Babylonians ruled by Hammurabi.
10. What principle was the basis for many of the laws in Hammurabi’s code?
Retribution-an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth
11. Why did the people of Mesopotamia believe that supernatural forces controlled their world?
Due to the harsh climate-floods were unpredictable, there were heavy rains, famines and scorching winds. The people knew that they could not control these things so they believed that supernatural forces ruled their worlds.
4. How did the Nile effect life in ancient Egypt?
When the Nile flooded, it left behind fertile soil on both sides of the river enabling farmers to grow crops ; it also made travel easier while giving the people a sense of security.
The students will compare and contrast ancient civilizations.
The students will examine how the decline of the Hittites and the Egyptians allowed other city-states and kingdoms to emerge.
Complete Warm ups
Complete Comparison/Contrast Activity over Egypt and Sumeria
Read/Discuss Ch 2 Section 3
Complete Section 3 Study Guide
The students will explain how the decline of the Egyptians allowed other city-states to emerge.
Complete Warm ups
Discuss Ch 2 Sections 3&4
Complete Section 3&4 Study Guide Questions
Complete “Rise of New Empires” Worksheet
3. The religion of the Israelites became a major world religion.
4. What are pastoral nomads?
Nomads who domesticated animals for food and clothing. They moved along regular routes to find food for their animals.
Chapter 2 Section 4
1. Assyrian Empire is established
2. Zoroaster is born
3. The Assyrian Empire falls to the Chaldeans and Medes.
4. Cyrus begins his rule.
5. Babylon falls to the Persians.
6. Darius begins his rule.
7. The Persian Empire falls to Alexander the Great.