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Fertile crescent and ancient egypt

The Fertile Crescent and Ancient Egypt

Fertile Crescent and Ancient Egypt

Bellwork 1

Bellwork (1)

Objectives and guiding questions

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

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1) What can we learn from historical documents?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 Euphrates River Valley.

    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 Euphrates River Valley.

    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.

Location Euphrates River Valley.

Fertile crescent

  • What is so great about this area? Euphrates River Valley.

  • Why does it matter?

  • What can I learn from this?



Fertile Crescent

Tigris and euphrates

Classwork/HW: Euphrates River Valley.

  • 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

Bellwork (2)

Region water source

Region: Water Source

Classwork hw

Classwork/ HW

Sumerians bw3

Sumerians (BW3)

What did these people do

What did These people do?


Hammurabi s code bw 4

Hammurabi’s Code (BW 4)

Who was hammurabi

  • Who was this man? organize each group into the proper category

  • 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

The Kings and I

  • Complete the 5 W’s of Hammurabi’s Code King’s and I excerpts.

    • 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 King’s and I excerpts.

  • 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

Hammurabi’s Code VS American Bill of Rights

Hw classwork

HW/ Classwork

BW (6)


  • Who are the Jews? write in complete sentences.

  • 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


Assyria persia bw7

Assyria & Persia (BW7)

Who are theses super powers
Who are theses Super Powers? write in complete sentences.

Ancient egypt

  • http:// write in complete sentences.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