Explain the similarities and differences between the Assyrian Empire

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*Outcome*: Explain the
similarities and differences
between the Assyrian Empire
and the Chaldean Empire.
Before: When you think of an
Empire what do you think of? Is
the United States of American an
Empire?
During: Complete a Venn diagram
explaining the similarities and
differences between the Assyrians
and the Chaldeans.
• Students will pair up and read
Chapter 1 Section 3 before filling out
the Graphic Organizer. Once
everyone has finished each group
will share with the class their results.
Assyrians
Different
Iron weapons,
ferocious
warriors, large
Empire, Nineveh:
Capitol, divided
Empire into
provinces, built
roads, brutal
laws
Chaldeans
Same
Different
Lived in
Mesopotamia, large
army, built temples
and palaces
Babylon: Capitol,
constructed the
Hanging Gardens,
expanded trade,
advanced in
astronomy
After: Exit Slip
• Why was the Assyrian army a
powerful fighting force? What
role did they play in helping
the Assyrians conquer all of
Mesopotamia?
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