A bundle of 10 reading assignments about the ancient civilizations of the Middle East, including the Sumerians, Persians, as well as Hammurabi and major religions. Includes a crossword puzzle based on terms from the readings, and a set of Venn diagrams/charts for comparison and assessment. A great way to introduce the subject. The reading comes from a really great website, ushistory.org, under their free textbook tab. The information presented is theirs, I made up the questions. This can be done as a web quest assignment using the site. Perfect as a supplement, or as a textbook replacement! Also great as a Sub Assignment. MS Word for easy editing.