Ancient Mesopotamia Bundle

Ancient Mesopotamia Bundle
Ancient Mesopotamia Bundle
Ancient Mesopotamia Bundle
Ancient Mesopotamia Bundle
Ancient Mesopotamia Bundle
Ancient Mesopotamia Bundle
Ancient Mesopotamia Bundle
Ancient Mesopotamia Bundle
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Buy all five Ancient Mesopotamia presentations and save. These dynamic presentation on the civilizations of Mesopotamia provide visuals, video links, guided notes, and reflection questions to keep your students engaged for the entire lesson.

Lesson 1: The Neolithic Revolution
The discovery of farming was the biggest single achievement in the development of human society. From this knowledge would grow the great civilizations of our history.

Topics covered in this lesson include:
♦ Brief overview of the Palaeolithic Age
♦ Introduction of the Neolithic Age
♦ The Fertile Crescent
♦ Birth of Agricultural Societies

Lesson 2: Sumer Cradle of Civilization
Mesopotamia is known as the cradle of civilization. The wheel, writing, and advanced irrigation works all originated here. This region was host to many great civilizations but the first was Sumer. This presentation looks at the advantages and challenges of the region along with the achievements of the first great civilization of the Sumerians.

Topics covered in this presentation include:
♦ Geography of Mesopotamia
♦ The Great Civilizations of Mesopotamia
♦ Rise of Sumerian Civilization
♦ Challenges and Solutions of Geography
♦ Growth of Trade
♦ City Planning
♦ The Invention of Writing
♦ The Invention of the Wheel
♦ Warfare in Sumer
♦ The Standard of Ur

Lesson 3: Sargon of Akkad
Sargon the Great is credited with creating the world's first empire - multicultural and centrally controlled. What we know about him is limited and is interwoven with legends and myths as later civilizations of Mesopotamians, including the Babylonians and Assyrians, glorified and revered him.

Topics covered in this presentation include:
♦ Archaeological Discovery of Sargon
♦ His Birth Legend
♦ Rise to Power
♦ Expansion of His Empire
♦ Warfare During His Era
♦ The Importance of Trade
♦ Administrative Reforms
♦ Enheduanna - Daughter of Sargon, High Priestess, Poet
♦ Sargon's Legacy

Lesson 4: Babylon: City of Wonders
Ancient Babylon was the greatest city of the ancient world. Revered by ancient and modern scholars alike - this city was the birth place of one of the world's first law codes, home to ancient wonders such as the Hanging Gardens, the Ishtar Gate, and possibly even the fabled Tower of Babel. Every civilization of the region fought to possess the city and in the end it fell as a result.

Topics covered in this presentation include:
♦ Founding of Babylon
♦ The Amorites
♦ Hammurabi and his law code
♦ Babylonian Religion
♦ Assyrian Domination
♦ Neo-Babylonian Empire
♦ Nebuchadnezzar II
♦ Hanging Gardens
♦ Tower of Babel
♦ Babylonian Captivity
♦ The End of Babylon

Lesson 5: Assyria: Iron Age Empire
This powerful Iron-Age empire was one of the most brutally efficient and aggressive of the ancient world. It utilized the newest technology available, including iron, to build the largest empire the world had yet seen.

Topics covered in this presentation include:
♦ The Old Assyrian Kingdom
♦ The Middle Assyrian Kingdom
♦ The Bronze Age Collapse
♦ The Neo-Assyrian Empire
♦ Assyrian Military
♦ Assyrian Siege-Warfare
♦ Living under Assyrian Rule
♦ Fall of Assyria

There are handouts for note taking along with reflection questions included with every presentation.

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