Exploring Four Empires of Mesopotamia
You will learn about four empires that ruled Mesopotamia from approximately 2300 to 539 B.C.E. You will create “mechanical dioramas” that illustrate major achievements of the Akkadian, Babylonian, Assyrian, and Neo-Babylonian Empires. They then read about each empire and share dioramas.
understand the problems facing Mesopotamia after the fall of Sumer.
identify the locations of the early empires of the Akkadians, Babylonians, Assyrians, and Neo-Babylonians.
understand what contributed to the demise and overthrow of those empires.
describe the major achievements of the Akkadian, Babylonian, Assyrian, and Neo-Babylonian Empires.
put the empires in proper order of earliest to latest; know how they overtook the previous empire.
identify the achievements of Sargon I, Hammurabi, the Sargonoid kings, and Nebuchadrezzar, including the significance of Hammurabi’s code.