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Showing Grade 6, Unit 2a, Mesopotamia
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Hammurabi's Code of Laws

http://eawc.evansville.edu/anthology/hammurabi.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is a translation of the famous code by L.W. King. The first paragraphs describe the origin and purpose of the laws. Compare these laws with those of today. Standard 6.2.4

Comments: This page is part of the Exploring Ancient World Cultures site an online course supplement for students and teachers. It is n associate site of the Argos Project

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1481

Hanging Gardens of Babylon

http://ce.eng.usf.edu/pharos/wonders/gardens.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site gives history and links to pictures and maps of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Standard 6.2.3

Comments: This is part of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World site.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1483

Near East Maps

http://ancienthistory.about.com/library/bl/bl_maps_asia_neareast_index.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This About.com site has a virtual atlas of hard-to-find maps classified into these categories: Asia Minor, Biblical, Canaan, the Levant, Near East, Persian Empire, and Syria. Standards 6.2.1, 6.3.4, and 6.4.5

Comments: Some maps do not appear or print with high resolution, but they are still very useful additions to the study of the ancient middle east.

Resource Type: Maps.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2300

Northwest Palace of Ashur-nasir-pal I at Nimrud

http://www.learningsites.com/NWPalace/NWPalhome.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site is referred to as an interactive publication by the archaeologists working at excavating this ancient Babylonian palace at Nimrud in modern Iraq. There is a virtual reality "tour" of the throne room, pictures, and narrative that may be accessed but not copied by teachers. Standard 6.2.3

Comments: This site takes a while to download but would provide an excellent backdrop to a presentation on Ancient Mesopotamia.

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2332

Permanent Collection at Emory University: Ancient Near Eastern Art

http://carlos.emory.edu/COLLECTION/NEAREAST/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Learn more about the writing of Ancient Mesopotamia called cuneiform. If you click on the images, you'll see the cylinder seals in detail! Standard 6.2.9

Comments: This is not a large collection but it is a very useful site for learning aobut Mesopotamia. The pictures are thumbnailed for faster opening but can be shown large screen to a whole class.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2429

Proverbs of Ancient Sumeria

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/2000sumer-proverbs.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here is a list of 17 proverbs from Ancient Sumer. What do they tells us about the culture of that time and place? How do they compare with ancient Chinese and African proverbs? Standard 6.2.3

Comments: These proverbs from the Ancient World Sourcebook at Fordham University would be great fun to illustrate and make into posters.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2546

Sumerican and Babylonian Numerals

http://sunc.scit.wlv.ac.uk/university/scit/modules/mm2217/sbn.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here are examples from the number system used by Sumericans and Babylonians. How does it compare with ours? Standard 6.2.9

Comments: Compare these numbers to those of other ancient peoples.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2880

The Sumarians

http://www.fsmitha.com/h1/ch01.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is a textbook chapter from Frank Smitha's World History. It deals with the rise of civilization in Syria and Mesopotamia. Smitha argues that Sumerians believed in sin, war, male supremacy and slavery, and they created a tradition in writing sacred stories.The writing is clear but the text is a long scroll. It links to supporting maps from this selection and there are links to primary sources on the homepage. Standard 6.2.1, 6.2.3, 6.2.3 and 6.2.4

Comments: Frank Smitha's work is a recommended link from many scholarly sites and museums. It will be difficult for many sixth grades but is a good resource for information about early Mesopotamians.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3090

A Walk Through Time

http://physics.nist.gov/GenInt/Time/ancient.html

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: This is an interesting page about calendars and how they differ from civilization to civilization. There are also links to clocks, and time zones. There are nice black and white graphics included. Standard 6.2.3 and 7.7.5

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 42

Cooking with Barley

http://www.vegparadise.com/highestperch410.html

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: Barley was one of the first crops grown by ancient farmers and it was also used as money. This Canadian site will introduce you to some of the ancient barley recipes still used today. Standard 6.2.2

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 816

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