This worksheet explains who Hammurabi is and describes Hammurabi's Code, his set of laws. His most famous law, relating to the concept of "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth," is given as an example.
Students are asked if Hammurabi was a school principal, what would the punishments be for breaking certain rules? Ten rules are given and students are to think of a punishment Hammurabi might use for breaking each rule.
This can be more of a fun and creative assignment. I use this worksheet with my sixth grade students and have them brainstorm answers in small groups, but it can be used individually as well.
An answer key with some possible answers is included, but answers can vary and not all possible answers will be included on the key. All answers included on the key were ideas my sixth grade students came up with.
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