Are you ready to shake things up in your class?
Well, if you're studying Mesopotamia, there's no better way than to hold a mock trial based on the Code of Hammurabi.
This set of materials will guide you, and your students, into holding a trial in your classroom.
FYI: In the past, I've used broken my students into six groups of 4-5. Three of the groups received scenario #1, while the other three groups received scenario #2. Since we only have time to hold two "trials," I explained that I would choose one group from each scenario that showed the best teamwork to participate in the actual mock trial. For the trial, YOU get to play Hammurabi (both inquisitor and judge). Have fun hamming it up--grill the defendant with questions and, at the end, proclaim your judgement, based on the Code, of course! (Sargon's son is to be killed; Uron's hands get chopped off)