The Fertile Crescent and Ancient Egypt. Fertile Crescent and Ancient Egypt. 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: We will
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Objectives: We will Euphrates River Valley.
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
1) What can we learn from historical documents?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
One of the earliest surviving set of written laws originated by the Babylonians.
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 religion.
Grouping of five holy books which make up the Hebrew Bible.
Classwork/HW: Euphrates River Valley.
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?