Lesson Plans Sept 19-23
Monday – Finish Skill Builder
Tuesday – Reader’s Theater Hammurabi’s Code
Wednesday – Hammurabi Stations
Thursday and Friday – Achievements of Mesopotamia
Homework – Create your own code of law like Hammurabi’s Code of Law with at least 10 laws with consequences for
breaking them.
Monday Aug. 19
Standards:
SS-07-2.1.1 Students will explain how elements of culture (e.g., language, the arts, customs, beliefs, literature) defined specific groups in the early
civilizations prior to 1500 A.D. and resulted in unique perspectives
Sponge: What are the things historians look for when they are deciding if something is a civilization or not?
Homework
Explain that grades will be updated tomorrow
Vocab quiz
Wrap up skill builder
Last pair standing
Exit Slip: Give three reasons why Sumer can be considered a civilization.
Tuesday Aug. 20
Standards:
SS-07-2.3.2 Students will explain how compromise and cooperation were possible choices to resolve conflict among individuals and groups in early
civilizations prior to 1500 A.D.
SS-07-5.1.2 Students will explain how history is a series of connected events shaped by multiple cause-and-effect relationships and give examples of those
relationships
Learning Targets: I can describe multiple cause-and-effect relationships that allowed law and government develop in Mesopotamia
I can explain the rule of law and describe its benefits.
Sponge: Why do we have laws?
Create Reader’s Theater Groups and Assign Roles
Read together
Reflection Worksheet together
Exit Slip: What was Hammurabi’s Code? Why was it important?
Wednesday Aug. 21
Standards:
SS-07-2.3.2 Students will explain how compromise and cooperation were possible choices to resolve conflict among individuals and groups in early
civilizations prior to 1500 A.D.
SS-07-5.1.2 Students will explain how history is a series of connected events shaped by multiple cause-and-effect relationships and give examples of those
relationships
Learning Targets: I can describe multiple cause-and-effect relationships that allowed law and government develop in
Mesopotamia
I can explain the rule of law and describe its benefits.
Sponge: What are examples of laws we have and their consequences in the US today?
Explain how stations will work
Rotate Stations
Share Out results and reality
Exit Slip – Which of these laws surprised you the most?
Which law makes the most sense to you?
Thursday Aug.22
Standards:
SS-07-2.1.1 Students will explain how elements of culture (e.g., language, the arts, customs, beliefs, literature) defined specific groups in the early
civilizations prior to 1500 A.D. and resulted in unique perspectives
I can describe ancient Mesopotamia’s lasting impact on our world.
Sponge: Why is it important to study for a test?
Lifesize Graphic Organzier
Group Sorts
Jeopardy
Exit Slip: Do you have any questions before tomorrow’s test?
Friday Aug. 23
Standards: All previously studied
Learning Target: I can demonstrate my knowledge of culture, economics, government, and history in the Paleolithic and
Neolithic Ages.
Sponge: Last minute questions
Test
No exit slip

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