Ancient Laws: Code of Hammurabi Legal Scenarios

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This assignment includes differentiated primary sources from the Code of Hammurabi and Ancient Hebrew law. I have meticulously modified each primary source to accommodate for different reading levels. One set of handouts are for middle school level readers while the other set is for high school level readers. The academic vocabulary is underlined and the content vocabulary is in bold. Following each set of primary sources are 4 modern day legal scenarios which require students to determine how these modern civil and criminal cases would be decided in the ancient world.

Page 1: Modified Code of Hammurabi (Middle School Reading Level)
Page 2: Modified Hebrew Law (Middle School Reading Level)
Page 3-4: Four modern day legal scenarios with guided questions to assist with student analysis. It also includes space for students to record their responses to these questions. The sheet culminates with an overall summary question allow students to make an inference.
Page 5: Modified Code of Hammurabi (High School Reading Level)
Page 6: Modified Hebrew Law (High School Reading Level)
Page 7-8: Four modern day legal scenarios with guided questions to assist with student analysis. It also includes space for students to record their responses to these questions. The sheet culminates with an overall summary question allow students to make an inference.
Page 9: Common Core Learning Standards Rubric
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9
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Teaching Duration
50 Minutes

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