Ch 5: The First Sumerian Dictator Scholars: Please get out your whiteboards and expo’s and answer the following question. What do you know / remember about Mesopotamia? - 3 scholars’ will share out. Group question: After watching the video, what do you NOW know / remember about Mesopotamia? - 3 scholars’ share out. Read Aloud: Story of the World - Ch 5: The First Sumerian Dictator. ● Pages 32 - 34. (Audio: Listen to chapter here) With a partner, fill out the following guided notes based on the reading. (10 minutes) Homework Complete the Sumerian Inventions Word Search puzzle. - Due tomorrow Day 2 Warm Up activity: Mapping ( 5 - 7 minutes) 1. Pass out the map. 2. The area Sumerians lived was called Sumer. Sumer was NOT one country, like Egypt, but was made of many city-states. Find Sumer on your map and underline it. 3. One Story tells us that when Sargon was a baby, he floated down the Euphrates River in a basket. Find and trace the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in BLUE. 4. Sargon was found at the edge of the river in a city-state called Kish. Sargon was raised in Kish, and became a servant of the king. Find Kish on your map and underline it. 5. Sargon conquered all of Mesopotamia and called his new empire Akkadia. Draw a line through the word “Mesopotamia” and write”Akkadia” to show Sargon’s new empire. 2 column notes: Scholars please: ● Get out your history notebooks and take notes on the following slides. You will use your notes and previous day’s guided notes to create a copybook page. ● Dates are important. Make sure you note them. KEY TERMS: Social Structure of Sumer Notice the timeline - Dynasty vs. Empire Scholars - (using the map as a resource) on your notebook paper create a timeline with the following civilizations in order from oldest to most recent. Note There will be overlaps. 2500 BCE Sumer Dynasty - Ur 2350 - 2300 BCE. Akkadian Empire 2850-2052 BCE Old Kingdom of Egypt 2800 BCE Sumer Dynasty - Kish 2500- 2360 Sumer Dynasty - Lagash Religion and the Afterlife Religion GODS The evolution of writing The First Empire 2350 BCE The Akkadians Whole group question: Answer: Quick Summary: ● Competition for resources gave rise to early empires in Mesopotamia. ● Sargon built the first empire, Akkadian. Classwork / Homework ● Using the notes you just took, the warmup map, timeline exercise as well as yesterday’s guided notes - create a copybook page highlighting what you know about Mesopotamia and the transformation it went through under Sargon’s rule. For example: ● Mesopotamia used to be a land full of separate city-states but became united under one ruler - Sargon. ○ How did Sargon rise to the position of King. ○ How many battles did he fight to achieve the unification of Mesopotamia. How did he rule it? ○ What was his new empire’s name? ○ Social Structure, Religion, writing? NOTE: Use the dates provided and big ideas (slide headings) as the main topics to cover.