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  1. *Outcome*: Explain the similarities and differences between the Assyrian Empire and the Chaldean Empire. Before:When you think of an Empire what do you think of? Is the United States of American an Empire?

  2. During: Complete a Venn diagram explaining the similarities and differences between the Assyrians and the Chaldeans. • Students will pair up and read Chapter 1 Section 3 before filling out the Graphic Organizer. Once everyone has finished each group will share with the class their results.

  3. Assyrians Chaldeans Different Same Different Iron weapons, ferocious warriors, large Empire, Nineveh: Capitol, divided Empire into provinces, built roads, brutal laws Lived in Mesopotamia, large army, built temples and palaces Babylon: Capitol, constructed the Hanging Gardens, expanded trade, advanced in astronomy

  4. After: Exit Slip • Why was the Assyrian army a powerful fighting force? What role did they play in helping the Assyrians conquer all of Mesopotamia?