Monday, October 5, 2015

Mesopotamia Timeline Project

Hammurabi's Code Reflection  Last week we studied acnient Mesopotamian emperor Hammurabi who was responsible for one of the world's first written law codes. After reviewing and analyzing Hammurabi's code, what do you think? Which of Hammurabi’s laws did you find fair?  Which did you find unfair? Provide details and examples from the laws to support your claims. I have provided some sentence starters for "Scholarly Discourse" to help guide our discussion. 

Mesopotamia Timeline Project  Now let's combine our understanding of timelines with our knowledge about Mesopotamia. Today you will construct your own timeline about the history of Mesopotamia. You will select at least five significant events from Mesopotamia's history, arrange them in chronological order with dates, and include an image and description of importance to accompany each event. Additional directions can be found with the assignment History of Mesopotamia Timeline. You may want to use your Social Studies textbooks, Mesopotamia assignments, and trusted websites as resources (such as The British Museum and Ancient History Encyclopedia) to help find the events and dates for your timeline. I will also model how to get started on your timeline, so please pay close attention. This assignment will count towards your assessment grade and be due this Friday, October 9.  
Homework  Continue working on both your History of Mesopotamia Timeline, as well as the Ancient Achievements Timeline Assessment, both of which are due this Friday, October 9.