The Rise and Fall of the Assyrian Empire

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An emphasis on constant innovation, efficient administration, and excellent infrastructure was the hallmark of the Assyrian Empire. Introduce viewers to what was considered the first real empire that ruled the Middle East for over 300 years with a short video that details Assyrian accomplishments.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups investigate the recent destruction of ancient Assyrian landmarks
Classroom Considerations

  • Little information is provided on the causes of the fall of the empire
Pros

  • Provides a link to the playlist that examines characteristics shared by empires across the world
Cons

  • None
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