Hammurabi's Code- Government and Law in Mesopotamia Lesson

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Intrigue students with the brutality of justice in Ancient Mesopotamia! Students assume the role of judges and determine proper consequences for various crimes. They will compare how Hammurabi carried out justice with modern day America. Students will fully grasp the reasons why laws are necessary in maintaining a peaceful society and will never forget the influence of Hammurabi on our world. A page for the students’ interactive notebook is included, as a well as a journaling prompt at the end of the lesson.

Lesson Includes: Hammurabi’s Code PowerPoint Presentation, Fill-in notes, Hammurabi’s Code Squares, Teacher Quick Reference Guide, Hammurabi’s Code Practice Sheet and teacher answer key

Vocabulary covered: Hammurabi’s Code, Mesopotamia, Theocracy, Cuneiform, Totalitarian Government


This activity is also available as part of an entire Introduction to Types of Governments Unit if it better suits your classroom needs. Buying all the lessons together saves you $5.
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Hammurabi's Code- Government and Law in Mesopotamia Lesson
Hammurabi's Code- Government and Law in Mesopotamia Lesson
Hammurabi's Code- Government and Law in Mesopotamia Lesson
Hammurabi's Code- Government and Law in Mesopotamia Lesson