This activity is student centered and Common Core! First, students read a brief history about the famous codes in Ancient Mesopotamia. Then, they analyze some of the more controversial codes and evaluate their fairness. Next, students formulate an opinion and use the codes as evidence to support their beliefs.They create a conclusion and even draw parallels about the codes with their own lives.
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