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Hammurabi's Code: What Does It Tell Us About Old Babylonia?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine life in Babylonia during the time of King Hammurabi. They read and discuss excerpts of the Code of Hammurabi, participate in a simulation of advisors to the king, complete an online interactive activity, answer...
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Global Studies I: Rise of Civilizations

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Providing a list of presentations on a variety of topics focused on the development of civilizations throughout the world, this resource could be used in both an upper elementary or high school class. A few important topics covered are...
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Geography of the Fertile Crescent by ECSDM

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Using Google Earth, a vocabulary assignment, and map handout, your class members will outline the Fertile Crescent in Mesopotamia and identify the source of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. They will then complete graphic organizers...
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Egypt, Mesopotamia, Indus River, and Huang He Civilizations

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students develop a timeline of events associated with Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Indus River, and the Huang He. They prepare a clay, wood, or paper model of a representative artifact from one civilization. They write a description of their...
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Exploring Four Empires of Mesopotamia

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Discover what life was like under each of the four main empires that ruled ancient Mesopotamia. Kids can read along or take notes on the Akkadian, Babylonian, Assyrian, and Neo-Babylonian empires. Notes include dates, key rulers,...
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Two Rivers Ran Through It

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders discover the problems that early Mesototamian farmers faced while developing agriculture in the land between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. They design a working model that solves those unique challenges.
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Mesopotamia

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders describe the geography of Mesopotamia, explain the characteristics of Sumerian city-states, and identify the cultural practices of the ancient Sumerians. They then explain how empires formed in Mesopotamia.
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Western Civilizations, Chapter 2: Gods and Empires in the Ancient Near East

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Ancient Hebrew history comes to life through this online western civilizations tool, which follows history in detail from ancient origins to modern-day. Chapter two covers ancient eastern cultures, including beginnings of Hebrew...
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Life in Old Babylonia: The Importance of Trade

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the trade network in Old Babylonia. They analyze maps, explore various websites, develop a list of goods imported to and exported from Babylonia, and write an essay.
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Geography of Mesopotamia

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students write a letter.  In this irrigation lesson, students review how humans and the environment can interact with each other, learn new vocabulary words having to do with Mesopotamia, learn about irrigation and view maps of...
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Venn Diagram-Paleolithic and Neolithic

For Teachers 6th
Review the paleolithic and neolithic time periods using this creative activity. After a unit on Mesopotamia and the Stone Age, learners fill out a Venn diagram comparing the paleolithic and neolithic period, and write a paragraph...
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Ancient River Valley Civilizations

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Ziggurats, cuneiform writing, the Tower of Babel, hieroglyphics, pyramids, the Great Wall. Launch a unit on ancient cultures, with a presentation that introduces viewers to ancient Mesopotamia, Babylonia, Sumer, Egypt, Indus, and China....
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Chalkboard Challenge: The Beginning of Human Society

For Teachers 6th
After studying Ancient Civilizations, learners could use this jeopardy-like game as a review. Having questions relating to the Neolithic, Paleolithic Era, and more, this presentation would be a great whole class or center activity.
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Farming in Ancient Mesopotamia: An Ancient Civil Engineering Problem

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders identify the major obstacles in farming in Mesopotamia. They work together to design and build a model that solves these problems. They write a short essay that describes the problems and their possible solutions.
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Web Project

For Students 5th - 9th
Want to engage your pupils in a Web project? Just follow the step-by-step directions listed on this one-page worksheet. Once the site is established, class members create their own folders in which they insert information and images for...
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Mesopotamia

For Teachers 6th - 8th
This question-based presentation provides middle schoolers with the opportunity to check what they know and solidify concepts. A helpful timeline is also included. Note: Adobe Presenter is need in order to open this resource.
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Mesopotamia: The Worksheet

For Students 7th - 8th
Read to learn! Middle Schoolers read a short passage on Mesopotamia then answer seven comprehension questions. This would be ideal as homework or for early finishers.
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The Ancient Middle East

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Math and history collide in this presentation, which displays ancient Babylonian numbers and math amidst a discussion about the earliest empires of the known world. Images of maps, ancient relics, and migration patterns establish the...
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Mesopotamia Mesopotamia

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders discover details about Mesopotamia. In this ancient civilizations lesson, 6th graders view a PowerPoint presentation about Mesopotamia and then play a review game based on the details. Several support materials are included...
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The Roots of Religion: Teacher’s Guide

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore ancient cultures. In this ancient religions lesson, students study the civilizations of ancient Mesopotamia they watch "Garden of Eden" and discuss their impressions. Students then research Sumer and prepare...
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Taking the Mystery Out of Mesopotamia

For Teachers 1st
Students locate Mesopotamia on the map and explain the importance of its location. In this Mesopotamia lesson, students understand why the new discoveries of Mesopotamia were so important to civilization. Students participate in...
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The Ancient World Explorer

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners investigate the ancient structures of Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, and China. In small groups, they conduct research, evaluate their findings within the group, create visual aides, and complete an Internet treasure hunt.
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World History Fall Final: Ancient History to the American Revolution

For Teachers 7th - 9th
A variety of topics and activities make up this presentation, which prompts viewers to answer questions from the Stone Age to the American Revolution. Note: You may find some slides more useful and pertinent than others.
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Comparing and Contrasting Three Civilizations

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders compare and contrast ancient civilizations. In this research skills lesson, 6th graders use SMART Board programs to compare and contrast the economies, cultures, and geography of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and India.