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Fertile crescent and ancient egypt

The Fertile Crescent and Ancient Egypt

Fertile Crescent and Ancient Egypt

Bellwork 1

  • Pick up a copy of the handout on the desk: The Tigris and Euphrates River Valley.

  • Use the image as a way to answer the questions

Bellwork (1)

Objectives and guiding 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1) What can we learn from historical documents?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?

Objectives and Guiding Questions


  • Hammurabi’s Code

    One of the earliest surviving set of written laws originated by the Babylonians.

  • 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.

  • City-State

    A self-governing central city and its surrounding villages who collectively follow a similar way of life.


Vocabulary cont

  • Monotheism

    The belief in one God.

  • Polytheism

    The belief in many gods.

  • Judaism

    The religion of the Hebrews; it is the world’s oldest monotheistic religion.

  • Torah

    Grouping of five holy books which make up the Hebrew Bible.

Vocabulary Cont.



Fertile crescent

  • What is so great about this area?

  • Why does it matter?

  • What can I learn from this?



Fertile Crescent

Tigris and euphrates


  • A Rich Land: Read and annotate the text. Use the Why There and Why Then text to answer the questions

Tigris and Euphrates

Bellwork 2

  • Grab the worksheet off the table: The River’s Flow

  • Read and annotate the passage

  • Answer the questions

Bellwork (2)

Region water source

  • 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-places-kids/iraq-mesopotamia-kids/


Region: Water Source

Classwork hw

  • Use the knowledge that you learned today to complete the Ancient Civilization worksheet

Classwork/ HW

Sumerians bw3

  • Pick up the BW off the table: Between the Rivers

  • Use the document provided to answer the question

  • Share your answers

Sumerians (BW3)

What did these people do

  • http://app.discoveryeducation.com/player/view/assetGuid/9EAEDD0E-63A8-4F13-A0DE-106228EB8B26

  • 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

What did These people do?

Fertile crescent and ancient egypt

  • Who Had the Write Idea: Read and annotate the passages and organize each group into the proper category


Hammurabi s code bw 4

  • Grab the BW sheet off the table (Stella!)

  • Read and annotate

  • Answer the questions (alone)

  • Discuss with your group

Hammurabi’s Code (BW 4)

Who was hammurabi

  • Who was this man?

  • http://www.mrdowling.com/603-hammurabi.html

  • What does this area look like during his time?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDALXORbtR4

Who was Hammurabi?

The kings and i

  • 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 groups

The Kings and I

Fertile crescent and ancient egypt

  • Complete the 5 W’s of Hammurabi’s Code

    • 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 tomorrow


Hammurabi s code in action bw 5

  • Pick up the papers off the table

  • Quickly skim through the Code of Hammurabi

  • Answer these question on a piece of paper:

  • What aspects of life did the Code Govern?

  • What are some specific crimes mentioned?

  • What are some punishments mentioned?

  • How did the code protect citizen’s rights

  • How did the code address differing social classes?

Hammurabi’s Code in Action (BW 5)

Hammurabi s code vs american bill of rights

  • 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?

Hammurabi’s Code VS American Bill of Rights

Hw classwork

  • Answer the questions in the space provided. Make sure you write in complete sentences.

  • You must justify each answer and provide textual evidence.

HW/ Classwork

Fertile crescent and ancient egypt

  • Pick up the Judaism 101 packet off the table

  • Read and Annotate the Text

  • Answer the questions at the bottom

BW (6)


  • Who are the Jews?

  • http://www.mrdowling.com/603-hebrews.html

  • http://app.discoveryeducation.com/player/view/assetGuid/FB47D28C-EAD8-43AB-BFEC-3EEA945DBFE3

  • 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?


Hw classwork1

  • Investigating Israelites: Using the text provided, classwork, and a little research; fill out the worksheets provided to learn about the Israelites


Assyria persia bw7

  • Grab the worksheet off the table: Assyrian Armies

  • Read and annotate

  • Share your answers

Assyria & Persia (BW7)

Who are theses super powers

Who are theses Super Powers?

Ancient egypt

  • http://app.discoveryeducation.com/player/view/assetGuid/7A54F2BB-9134-4B4C-A4B1-650ACCF988B0

  • http://app.discoveryeducation.com/player/view/assetGuid/88AC6BD6-193F-4F7F-84B7-68352FAF0E73

Ancient Egypt


  • http://app.discoveryeducation.com/player/view/assetGuid/37491EE0-A8E3-4796-8BC6-C1D08833F62A


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