Students will create a digital presentation of their topic. Areas highlighted will be Human-Environment Interaction, Politics, Economics, Culture (to include Religion) and Technology. Students will also discuss the important points of the previously created timeline.
In this lesson, students explore the origins and implementation of the Qing Code in Chinese history. Discussion questions are provided. In an associated activity, students will investigate a criminal case and act as they think judges would during the Qing Dynasty.
Students learn about life in Babylonia through the lens of Hammurabi's Code. This lesson is designed to extend world history curricula on Mesopotamia and to give students a more in-depth view of life in Babylonia during the time of Hammurabi.
In this lesson, students read about how the Ten Commandments and many other elements of Hebrew law provided a major source for the development of western legal systems and democracy. A set of discussion questions is provided. In an associated activity, students discuss whether the Ten Commandments should be posted in public school classrooms.
In this lesson, students explore the history of Sharia law. Discussion questions are provided. In an associated activity, students extend their understanding by taking a closer look at statements concerning the classic Sharia of the 10th century and making inferences about Islamic society.
In this lesson, students will participate in short mock arguments, with commentary from the judges, on a similar fact scenario presented under three different legal ancient regimes – Mesopotamian, Egyptian, and Greek.
In this lesson, students read about Solon, a social and political reformer of ancient Rome. A set of discussion questions is provided. In an associated activity, students will consider activities American citizens should participate in to keep our democracy strong.
Students will complete an overview of Sumer and then move in to analyzing Hammurabi's Code. They will determine if Hammurabi's Code meets the needs of individuals or society as a whole.
In this lesson, students read a fictional story based on the descriptions of Babylonian life, including how taxes were collected. A set of discussion questions is provided. In an associated activity, students play various roles in a simulation trial to settle the dispute introduced in the fictional story they read.
This unit brings together multimedia resources describing early human migrations and river valley civilizations. Multiple documents are available for examining the social and governmental developments in ancient Mesopotamia, the Indus Valley, Egypt and China.
In this lesson, students review the elements of civil and criminal law that the Romans introduced and has provided the foundation for the legal systems of most nations in the Western world today. A set of discussion questions is provided. In an associated activity, students will practice writing international law for various topics.