Law and Life in Two Ancient Societies
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Students work in groups and compare/contrast Mesopotamian Law to Hebrew Law. They chart their findings on a chart to show a natural progression to answering questions about values in these two societies.
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Ancient India-Mauryan Empire
Learn about the Mauryan Empire and its ruler Ashoka. This clip describes the politics, conquests, and conflict that marked this era in ancient Indian civilization. This is an informative and interesting clip perfect for grades 7-9.
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