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Clues From the Past: The First Cities - Help Wanted! Jobs in Ancient Mesopotamia
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Clues From the Past: The First Cities - Help Wanted! Jobs in Ancient Mesopotamia

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In this lesson, students discover varied occupations of ancient Mesopotamia and recognize how and why occupations change or remain the same over time.

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Social Studies
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The Oriental Institute of The University of Chicago
Date Added:
02/17/2017
Communication and Innovative Technology in Ancient Mesopotamia
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Communication and Innovative Technology in Ancient Mesopotamia

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In this lesson, students will understand how Mesopotamians solved the problem of record keeping and documenting in ancient times by using cylinder seals. They will work collaboratively to design a cylinder seal, test it out, and then write a reflection on the effectiveness of their plan.

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Social Studies
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Lesson Plan
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The Oriental Institute of The University of Chicago
Date Added:
05/17/2017
A Comparative Study of the Golden Age of Islam and the 
Age of Enlightenment
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A Comparative Study of the Golden Age of Islam and the Age of Enlightenment

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In this lesson, students will complete a comparative analysis of both time periods in history and their significant contributions. Students will understand the common themes of exploration, free thought, inquiry, and intellectual dialogue and discourse during the Age of Renaissance as well as the Golden Age of Islam. The module overview, from which the supplemental resources can be accessed, is located at http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu/foundations/golden-age-islam/index.html

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Social Studies
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The Oriental Institute of The University of Chicago
Date Added:
05/18/2017
Life in Ancient Mesopotamia: Law and Government - Symbols From History: Mesopotamia Today
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Life in Ancient Mesopotamia: Law and Government - Symbols From History: Mesopotamia Today

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In this lesson, students will use knowledge of Mesopotamian artifacts, culture, and history to relate to current events in Iraq.

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Social Studies
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The Oriental Institute of The University of Chicago
Date Added:
05/17/2017
Life in Ancient Mesopotamia: The Role of Women
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Life in Ancient Mesopotamia: The Role of Women

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In this activity, students use a copy of Hammurabi's Laws to discover what rights women did and did not have in ancient Mesopotamia. They will then do research to compare the lives of women in Mesopotamia with the roles and social status of women in ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, China, or the ancient Americas.

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Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
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The Oriental Institute of The University of Chicago
Date Added:
05/17/2017
Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for High School Educators Rulership and Justice, Before Islam - Lesson Plan 1: Images of Power
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Teaching the Middle East: A Resource for High School Educators Rulership and Justice, Before Islam - Lesson Plan 1: Images of Power

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In this lesson, students will analyze the use of imagery to symbolize the power of ancient kings and compare those images to those of modern famous men, either politically or culturally important figures. The module overview, from which the supplemental resources can be accessed, is located at http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu/historical-perspectives/rulership-and-justice/before-islam/index.html

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Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
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The Oriental Institute of The University of Chicago
Date Added:
05/18/2017
Teaching the Middle East: Empires to Nation States: Islamic Period - Lesson Plan 1: Colonial Legacy and Conflicts in the Middle East
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Teaching the Middle East: Empires to Nation States: Islamic Period - Lesson Plan 1: Colonial Legacy and Conflicts in the Middle East

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In this lesson, students address influences and impact of colonial powers. Using assigned reading material along with the teachers' guidance, students will learn and understand the economic and political motives of the European powers and the effects on the social, cultural and religious structure of Imperial Muslim World. The module overview, from which the supplemental resources can be accessed, is located at http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu/historical-perspectives/empires-to-nation-states/islamic-period/index.html

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Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
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The Oriental Institute of The University of Chicago
Date Added:
05/22/2017
Teaching the Middle East: Empires to Nation States: Islamic Period - Lesson Plan 2: A New Political Identity
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Teaching the Middle East: Empires to Nation States: Islamic Period - Lesson Plan 2: A New Political Identity

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In this lesson, students explore the concept of identity and the types of identities and their impact on individuals. The module overview, from which the supplemental resources can be accessed, is located at http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu/historical-perspectives/empires-to-nation-states/islamic-period/index.html

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Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
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The Oriental Institute of The University of Chicago
Date Added:
05/22/2017
Teaching the Middle East: Empires to Nation States in the Ancient Middle East: Before Islam - Lesson Plan 1: Political and Geographic Dimensions of an Empire of the Ancient Middle East
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Teaching the Middle East: Empires to Nation States in the Ancient Middle East: Before Islam - Lesson Plan 1: Political and Geographic Dimensions of an Empire of the Ancient Middle East

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Students will examine some of the maps and artifacts of the empires of the ancient Middlle East in an effort to characterize them and compare and contrast them to modern states. The module overview, from which the supplemental resources can be accessed, is located at http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu/historical-perspectives/empires-to-nation-states/before-islam/index.html

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Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Oriental Institute of The University of Chicago
Date Added:
05/22/2017
Teaching the Middle East: Empires to Nation States in the Ancient Middle East: Before Islam - Lesson Plan 2: Art - as an Expression of Empire
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Teaching the Middle East: Empires to Nation States in the Ancient Middle East: Before Islam - Lesson Plan 2: Art - as an Expression of Empire

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In this lesson, students will examine some images to determine what they convey about the nature of empire and the capacity to express important cultural values. The module overview, from which the supplemental resources can be accessed, is located at http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu/historical-perspectives/empires-to-nation-states/before-islam/index.html

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Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Oriental Institute of The University of Chicago
Date Added:
05/22/2017
Teaching the Middle East: Empires to Nation States in the Ancient Middle East: Between Alexander and Muhammed - Lesson Plan 1: Cities of Late Antiquity
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Teaching the Middle East: Empires to Nation States in the Ancient Middle East: Between Alexander and Muhammed - Lesson Plan 1: Cities of Late Antiquity

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In this lesson, students will read about and examine visuals to compare and contrast the cities of the Middle East during the period between Alexander and Muhammed. The module overview, from which the supplemental resources can be accessed, is located at http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu/historical-perspectives/empires-to-nation-states/late-antiquity/index.html

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Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Oriental Institute of The University of Chicago
Date Added:
05/22/2017
Teaching the Middle East: Empires to Nation States in the Ancient Middle East: Between Alexander and Muhammed - Lesson Plan 2: The End of the Roman Empire: Decline or Transformation
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Teaching the Middle East: Empires to Nation States in the Ancient Middle East: Between Alexander and Muhammed - Lesson Plan 2: The End of the Roman Empire: Decline or Transformation

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In this lesson, students will research the various interpretations that explain the end of the Roman Empire and evaluate the factors that seem to contribute to the end of the empire. The module overview, from which the supplemental resources can be accessed, is located at http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu/historical-perspectives/empires-to-nation-states/late-antiquity/index.html

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Oriental Institute of The University of Chicago
Date Added:
05/22/2017
Teaching the Middle East: Rulership and Justice, Before Islam - Lesson Plan 2: Should Church and State Be Separated?
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Teaching the Middle East: Rulership and Justice, Before Islam - Lesson Plan 2: Should Church and State Be Separated?

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In this lesson, students will analyze the fundamental American political principle of separation of church and state by researching the impact of religion in ancient rulership. The module overview, from which the supplemental resources can be accessed, is located at http://teachmiddleeast.lib.uchicago.edu/historical-perspectives/rulership-and-justice/before-islam/index.html

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The Oriental Institute of The University of Chicago
Date Added:
05/18/2017