From The Code of Hammurabi

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Is "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth" a fair legal and moral code? Learners examine a selection of of laws from the Code of Hammurabi. They then discuss the issues presented by the law code as well as whether or not they can be considered fair and upright.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign class members to research and compare and contrast other types of legal codes, as well as how they differ according to society and historical period
Classroom Considerations

  • It would be important for learners to know the historical context of Hammurabi's Code (i.e. Ancient Mesopotamia, Babylon, etc.) for a more thorough analysis of the text
Pros

  • Good variety of laws chosen from the code
  • Includes separate worksheet of five discussion questions
Cons

  • None