Hammurabi, King of Babylon: A Reading Passage!

Gail Hennessey
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  1. Mesopotamia, means “Land between Two Rivers”.This area is called the cradle of civilization and is where archaeologists have found the remains of the oldest historic people(dating back around 3000BC)People called the Sumerians, Babylonians, Chaldeans, Akkadians and Assyrians, all called the region o
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Have students learn about Hammurabi, the important lawmaker of ancient times with this biographical reading passage. Additional, there are several Did You Know? facts and comprehension questions. The teacher page gives additional links and the key. This could be used as a homework assignment, enrichment or as a bell ringer activity during a study on the area of Mesopotamia.

This resource is part of my new series, "Let's Meet..." famous people in ancient history. Current times in this series include Aesop, Socrates, Hatshepsut, Ramses and Hannibal. I continue to add to this series.

Updated to TpT Guidelines, 2021.

Gail

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1. Mesopotamia, means “Land between Two Rivers”.This area is called the cradle of civilization and is where archaeologists have found the remains of the oldest historic people(dating back around 3000BC)People called the Sumerians, Babylonians, Chaldeans, Akkadians and Assyrians, all called the region of Mesopotamia home. These people left behind many ideas which we still have in our world today. This unit of study includes notes, map work, a webquest, activities and resources to help you teach your students about the people of

Mesopotamia: Mesopotamia, First Historic People Unit

2. Want a fun activity to review vocabulary terms for a unit on ancient ancient Mesopotamia? Looking for an enrichment activity in history? Try my Ancient Mesopotamia Puzzler activity. The activity involves students working individually or in groups to review vocabulary terms on Mesopotamia. Then,a following direction activity is next where students place letters from the different terms into boxes found at the end of the activity page. Once all the boxes are filled, a "secret message" about Mesopotamia is revealed! The teacher page includes additional information to share about the "secret message". If you prefer to offer a vocabulary box, I have included this as

well.Mesopotamian Puzzler!

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Studying ancient Mesopotamia? Looking to share with students contributions women have made in history. Enheduanna is the FIRST known poet, some say of men and women! Enheduanna's name is also thought to be the oldest name! Ehneduanna's poetry was done in the FIRST person, something not done prior to her poetry. She also did something different, she SIGNED her work! Some nickname her "The Shakespeare of Sumerian literature" ! The reading passage also includes a Did You Know? fun fact section, a map activity, comprehension questions and a teacher page with extension activities, vocabulary words, links and keys.https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Womens-History-Mesopotamias-Enheduanna-First-Known-Poet-in-HistoryReading-4039105

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Total Pages
8 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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