Friday, December 14, 2012

Hammurabi PPT

I hope this blog post finds everyone happy and healthy.

Today we continued on learning about Ancient Mesopotamia - specifically, Hammurabi's Code.  We discussed yesterday's bellwork in depth - looking at whether his laws were fair or not.  Some classes got a little out of control as the two sides of the debate were both certain they were on the right side.

For the activity, students went to different sides of the room - one side for students who thought the law was fair, the other if they thought the law was unfair.

The law most contentious law? "Law 23:  If the robber is not caught, then shall he who was robbed claim under oath the amount of his loss; then shall the community, and... on whose ground and territory and in whose domain it was compensate him for the goods stolen."

After that, we started in on the WebQuest.  If you want to check that out, you can look at it HERE. ...But you don't have to.

If you want the extra credit for discussing the blog, you have to read and discuss it with an adult.

Maybe discuss Law 23.

Then, on a scrap of paper, write the following: "5 more, just 5 more..."  Turn it in on Monday for extra credit.

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