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The Global Guys have put together a great Common Core reading based on selected sections of Hammurabi's Code with defined vocabulary. Using our Prove or Disprove method students are asked to participate in a close reading of the text in order to examine and analyze the big ideas of the law code. The beauty of this lesson is that the students have to support their answers with evidence from the text and use this data to complete a writing assignment in which they move beyond the text and apply the implications of law codes in daily life.
This lesson has it all:
• Common Core reading
• Common Core Writing
• Even a simple rubric to evaluate student work.
An easy extension of this lesson is to turn this into a debate based on the multiple perspectives of the class based on the last BIG question.
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