AP Lesson – Fertile Foundations

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October 7, 2016 by mrcaseyhistory

Code_of_Hammurabi_replica_stele_REMQuaestio: What does Mesopotamian writing reveal about the culture and society at that time?

PowerPoint: Fertile Foundations

Classwork:
Mesopotamian/Indo-European Comparison Chart (using Cornell Notes Chapter 2)
Invention of Writing
Discuss The Cuneiform Chronicles

Homework Day 1:
Cornell Notes Chapter 2
Watch Crash Course Ancient Egypt (recommended)

Homework Day 2:

The End of Civilization (In The Bronze Age)

VIDEO • TRANSCRIPT

Watch the above video and answer each of the following questions in the form of paragraphs, using information from the video.

  1. Should the different communities and states in and near the Ancient Near East reconsidered all part of one civilization? Why or why not?
  2. What factors led to the “collapse” of the Bronze Age powers? which do you think played the largest role?
  3. Does interdependence and interconnectedness make us vulnerable, and is it worth the risk? Make connections between the Bronze Age and today.
  4. How can the collapse of old powers create opportunities for new powers?

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