Code of Hammurabi

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With this well-organized learning exercise, your young historians will analyze a variety of excerpts from Hammurabi's code, determine central themes and concepts of the document, and draw connections between Hammurabi's form of government and what exists today in the United States.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Questions call for analysis, reflection, and higher-level thinking
  • Excerpts are well chosen and offer a good overview of the primary source
Cons

  • Essay question on last page refers to specific class information regarding the experience of watching a play about the code; the topic of the essay, though, is valuable and worth pursuing using an alternate secondary source