Warm-upWhy do you think the Phoenicians looked to foreign lands and sea trade to develop their wealth?

- Turn in Chapter 2, Section 3 and 4 homework

- Special Mission
- Study Guide, Test Wednesday

Picture of the dayHanging Gardens of Babylon; One of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World

Daily Did you Know:  There are two equally credible theories about who build the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, they are assumed to be the work either of semilegendary Queen Sammu-ramat (Greek Semiramis), the Assyrian queen who reigned from 810 to 783 BC, or of King Nebuchadrezzar II, the king of the Babylonian Empire, who reigned c. 605 BC – 562 BC. 

Warm-up:What was the role of women in Mesopotamia? How was it compared to today's society?

Chapter 2 Section 3 and Section 4 Packet due tomorrow - Friday

Picture of the day: Cuneiform, Sumerian text is a list of "gifts from the High and Mighty of Adab to the High Priestess, on the occasion of her election to the temple".

Daily did you KnowImportant inventions of the Sumerians that contributed to advancing ancient technology were the development of a calendar and the plow. Without Sumerian contributions to the ancient world, human advancement would have been seriously delayed.

Warm-up: Video -  How many laws were written on the Law Code Stele of King Hammurabi? How old is the Law Code of Stele? What is the legacy of Hammurabi?

-Reading Skills Worksheet
- Chapter 2, Section 3 and 4 due Friday

Picture of the day
King Hammurabi

Daily Did you Know:  King Hammurabi’s Code of Laws

- If someone cuts down a tree on someone else's land, he will pay for it.
- If someone is careless when watering his fields, and he floods someone else's by accident, he will pay for the grain he has ruined.
- If a man wants to throw his son out of the house, he has to go before a judge and say, "I don't want my son to live in my house anymore." The judge will find out the reasons. If the reasons are not good, the man can't throw his son out.
- If the son has done some great evil to his father, his father must forgive him the first time. But if he has done something evil twice, his father can throw him out.
- If a thief steals a cow, a sheep, a donkey, a pig, or a goat, he will pay ten times what it is worth. If he doesn't have any money to pay with, he will be put to death.
- An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. If a man puts out the eye of another man, put his own eye out. If he knocks out another man's tooth, knock out his own tooth. If he breaks another man's bone, break his own bone.
- If a doctor operates a patient and the patient dies, the doctor's hand will be cut off.
- If a builder builds a house, and that house collapses and kills the owner's son, the builder's son will be put to death.
- If a robber is caught breaking a hole into the house so that he can get in and steal, he will be put to death in front of that hole.
- If a son strikes his own father, his hands shall be cut off.

Warm-up: How did trade influence Mesopotamia? What things were spread around the region due to trade? 

- Turn in any missing work
- Special Mission for race points
- Ch 2 Section 2 Packet
     * Due Wed!!

Picture of the day:Assyrian Chariots 

Daily Did you Know: The Assyrian army's hierarchy was typical of the Mesopotamian armies at the time. The King whose rule was sanctioned by the gods, would be the commander of the entire army of the Empire. He would appoint senior officers on certain occasions to campaign in his place if his presence on the battlefield could or had to be spared

Warm-up: Why was writing such an important invention to man?  List 2 reasons

- Turn in any missing work
- Short Video on Hammurabi's Code of 
- Ch 2 Section 2 Packet

Picture of the Day:  Ur, Mesopotamia 

Daily Did you Know: Ur was very religious, the patron deity is the moon-god, Nanna (Akkadian Sin), Lord of Wisdom, Lord of Destiny.

Warm-up: No Warm-Up 


- Turn in Fertile Land Worksheet
- Turn in any missing work
- Ch 2 Section 2 Packet, or......... Planet Earth

-No Homework!

Picture of the dayAssyrian Empire, Mesopotamia

Daily Did you Know:  Lobster, rabbit, chicken, fish, squashes, beans, chestnuts, hickory nuts, onions, leeks, dried fruits, maple syrup and honey, radishes, cabbage, carrots, eggs, and goat cheese are thought to have made up the first Thanksgiving feast. The pilgrims didn't use forks; they ate with spoons, knives, and their fingers.

Warm-up: None 

- Special Mission for race points
- Fertile Land Worksheet
      * Due Tuesday
-Turn in Early Man Migration worksheet

Picture of the dayBabylon in 600 BC in first picture, Babylon in 1932 in picture below

Daily Did you Know:  One of the main aspects of Babylonian culture was a codified system of law. Hammurabi’s famous code was the successor of earlier collections of laws going back to about 2050 BC

Warm-upWhat geographical features made life in the Fertile Crescent possible?

- Go over homework
-Notes on Land between two rivers
- Early Man Migration Worksheet

Picture of the day: Mesopotamian Gods

Daily Did you Know:  The people of Mesopotamia believed that their world was controlled by gods and goddesses, demons and monsters. There were hundreds of gods who were responsible for everything in the world, from rivers and trees to making bread and pottery.

Warm-up: What is a city-state? How are city-states different from each other?

- Turn in Vocab, Ch. 2 Explore and Identify HW
-Complete iPads Worksheet
-Ch 2 Section 1 Packet due Friday

Picture of the dayTower of Babel

 Daily Did you Know:  In 539 B.C. Cyrus led the Persian army into victory over Babylon by diverting the Euphrates River during a Feast. Nothing remains today of Babylon except a series of widely scattered mounds to study.

Warm-up:Write down how you will treat the iPad and what will happen if you treat the iPad badly....

- Turn in Vocab, Ch. 2 Explore and Identify HW
- iPads Worksheet
-  Ch 2 Section 1 Packet due Friday

Picture of the dayBabylonia

Daily Did you Know: Babylonia's name is the Greek form of Babel, which is derived in turn from the Semitic form bab-Illu, meaning "The Gate of God". This Semitic word is a translation of the Sumerian Kadmirra. 


    Mr. Kacel - 7th Grade History Teacher at Waverly Middle School


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