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Mesopotamia Chapter 3
Gilgamesh the King What is a legend? A story that is passed down from generation to generation. How might a legend change over time? Compare and Contrast Gilgamesh and Enkidu What is your prediction? Animated Giglamesh: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOrfrHys8g8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOrfrHys8g8
Vocabulary for Chapter 3 (in your notebook) Tributary Plateau Alluvial Plain Silt Land Use City-State Monarchy Authority Polytheism Caravan Architecture Innovation Almanac Ziggurat Cuneiform Scribe Deity Conquer Empire Emperor Standing Army Code of Hammurabi Classify
Lesson 1 The Land Between Two Rivers
List the reasons why people settled near rivers. 1. For resources: For example: Water, livestock and fish 2. Need water for crops 3. Water to drink 4. Water for washing and bathing 5. Water for trade and transportation 6. Water to dispose waste
What are characteristics of the Fertile Crescent? 1. “Crescent” – refers to it’s shape as it appears on a map 2. “Fertile” – refers to the rich soil (good for planting crops) 3. Location – Taurus Mts. and down through the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers (in between the Persian Gulf and Mediterranean Sea)
What events needed to occur before the creation of complex cultures?
Create a small poster of the Ubaid Culture. You must have: 1. Location (Draw a map – with the 5 elements of the map present) 2. What was early Ubaid culture like? 3. What was late Ubaid culture like and what did it transform into? 4. Timeline of important events? 5. Picture of what you think an Ubaid village looked like?
Lesson 2 Independent Sumerian City-States
What allows cities to exist?
What defines a civilization?
Fill in the charts below. City-State government
How did agricultural surplus change society?
How did trading develop?
Create a timeline labeling the changes of Ur between the years 5,000 B.C. and 2,000 B.C.
Lesson 3 & 4 Mesopotamian Achievements & Daily Life
Create a little book. Group project Cover Page: (Title, Name, Date, picture describing what the book is about) Page 1 (Agriculture Achievements) What do you think was the most important achievement and WHY? List the achievements in order of importance. (You must choose an order and be ready to tell me why you did it that way) Page 2 (Measurements) Page 3 (Building) Page 4 (Transportation) Page 5 (Writing and Literature) Also, create a short 5 minute skit depicting ancient Sumerian cultural life. The characters you must have are King Urukagina or King Ur-Nammu, The high- priest, government officials, scribes, craftsmen, merchant, and slaves.
Lesson 5 The First Empires
Why did the Sumerian city-state fall to Sargon and his armies?
How did Sargon keep the conquered people from rebelling against him?
How is Hammurabi similar to Sargon? How is Hammurabi different from Sargon?
In your opinion, What was Hammurabi’s most significant achievement?
How did the Assyrians manage to conquer Mesopotamia?