Ridgway History | World History Episodes 5-8 Bundle: Early Civilizations

Ridgway History | World History Episodes 5-8 Bundle: Early Civilizations
Ridgway History | World History Episodes 5-8 Bundle: Early Civilizations
Ridgway History | World History Episodes 5-8 Bundle: Early Civilizations
Ridgway History | World History Episodes 5-8 Bundle: Early Civilizations
Ridgway History | World History Episodes 5-8 Bundle: Early Civilizations
Ridgway History | World History Episodes 5-8 Bundle: Early Civilizations
Ridgway History | World History Episodes 5-8 Bundle: Early Civilizations
Ridgway History | World History Episodes 5-8 Bundle: Early Civilizations
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Welcome to Mr. Ridgway's World History Series!

These episodes are part of a larger series of short, interactive, and engaging lessons for students of World History. If you find you enjoy these episodes, please check out the rest at my store!


Episode 5: The Sumerians and Cuneiform

Time: 12-15 minutes

Topic: This episode covers the rise of the Sumerian city-states, advantages and disadvantages of geography, and other cultural components of Sumerian society. It's perfect for the quick mini-lesson in World History and Civilization and can be tailored easily.


Episode 6: Hammurabi and His Code

Time: 20-25 minutes, more if desired.

Topic: This episode covers the rise of Hammurabi and explains the role of his codified law system. It also briefly mentions Sargon (the first empire in Mesopotamia) and the Hittites.

Includes:
Mini-Lesson on Hammurabi and the Code of Hammurabi with Scaffolded Cornell-style Notes: Fill-in-the-blank and free-form
Primary Source: Selection from the Code of Hammurabi
Activity: Hammurabi's Laws in the 21st Century
Homework/Exit Ticket


Episode 7: Impalers to Snailors

Time: 20-25 minutes, more if desired.

Topic: This episode covers four early civilizations in Mesopotamia: The Assyrians (Impalers), The 2nd Babylonian Empire, the Persians, and the Phoenicians (Snailors). Hence, the title of the product "Impalers to Snailors".

Includes:
Mini-Lesson on 4 Mesopotamian Civilizations with Scaffolded Cornell-style Notes: Fill-in-the-blank and free-form
Sources: Maps, Charts, lots of pictures!
Video: Making of Purple Dye (included from YouTube)


Episode 8: A Man and A Plan: Abraham and the Israelites

Time: 60-80 Minutes

Topic: This episode covers the creation of Judaism, its basic beliefs, and its significance for the world today. The episode also examines the journey of Abraham, then provides students a sample writing prompt (constructed response) for practice.

Includes:
Brainstorming Warmup
Mini-Lesson with scaffolded Cornell-style notes: fill-in-the-blank, free-form, and digital
Interactive StoryMap Activity w/ Handout
Sample Writing Prompt/Constructed Response
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