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Slide 1MesopotamiaWeek 5By: Isabella MitchellSeptember 2013Helpful Information Use pictures, bulleted lists and links to videos. Ask for help with embedding videos if you want to do it that way Use this link to do your citationshttp://citationmachine.net/index2.php?reqstyleid=1&newstyle=1&stylebox=1 Only get your information and facts from your reading. You can look at websites for more, but if it doesnt match what is said in your reading, dont use it as a fact. Use the web to gather pictures and videos. Only use videos that you've watched so that you know they are accurate. The Mesopotamian CulturePut a picture hereCenters of PopulationWhat to include:Did they have cities or small villages, What was the first known empire and its capitol, etc. Always cite your resources. Where to look for facts:Myths of the World: The Ancient Mesopotamians, Cradle of Civilization pgs 17-19Written worksWhat to include:What was the first writing like? How did it develop? Did they have long stories or just short things? What are some examples? Always cite your resources. Where to look for facts:The Sumerians: Writing, pgs 12-13Eyewitness Books: Mesopotamia,- The Story of Writing, pg 12-13Arts and SciencesWhat to include:What was their jewelry and pottery like? What kind of metal working did they do? Did they have math or Astronomy? What kind of medicine did they have?Always cite your resources. Where to look for facts:Ancients in their own words: Mesopotamians- Mesopotamian Medicine pg 16-19The Sumerians: Writing, pgs 12-13Eyewitness Books: Mesopotamia,- Crafts and Technology pg 28-29Facts at your fingertips: Ancient Mesopotamia- Builders and Traders pg 14-15OccupationsWhat to include:Did they farm? Did they have specialization? Did they trade? Did they have architects, builders, etc.?Always cite your resources. Where to look for facts:The Sumerians: Architects and Builders pgs 38-39, & 46-51Eyewitness Books: Mesopotamia,- Crafts and Technology pg 28-29Facts at your fingertips: Ancient Mesopotamia- The first farmers pg 12-13Inventions and AchievementsWhat to include:What do you think their greatest achievements were? Always cite your resources. Where to look for facts:Previous slidesGovernment and Religious beliefsWhat to include:Who ruled? What kind of religion did they have (polytheism, atheism)? What was their relationship with their god(s)? What were the temples like? Always cite your resources. Where to look for facts:Myths of the World: The Ancient Mesopotamians, Government and society pgs 21-23The Sumerians: Government, pgs 16-17In common Comparing Egyptian Pyramids and Sumerian TowersThe Cradle of CivilizationWhy do scholars use this term for the fertile crescent?What is a cradle?What is a civilization?Explain why you think they would use this term to describe the area. Think about how a baby grows from the cradle to maturity, and how that relates to the civilizations. The most surprising thing I learned about the MesopotamiansFact #1Fact #2Supporting informationSupporting informationThe Mesopotamians were most like the Egyptians in these ways:Fact #1Fact #2Supporting informationSupporting informationThe Mesopotamians were very different from the Egyptians in these ways:Fact #1Fact #2Supporting informationSupporting informationGilgameshPut a picture hereEpic?Look up the term Epic and include the definition. Does Gilgamesh fulfill that definition? Why or why not? 3 Main CharactersList them and describe each in a sentence or two. Gilgamesh v. JesusGilgameshJesus___% man___% godPersonalityThe gods v. God The godsGodPersonalityLead through love or fear?Main points of conflictWhat are the 3 main points of conflict in the story?Thinking deeperNo right or wrong- just what you think.What do you think are the messages of the epic?What are the similarities and differences between this story and Biblical stories?What does the story say about the values of the Sumerian culture? How are Men, Women, Leaders, and Friends viewed? Bible SurveyPut a picture hereGeographyInclude some maps (you may want to add some slides)http://www.bible-history.com/maps/4-Abraham-journey-2.jpghttp://www.bible-history.com/maps/maps/mesopotamia_trade.jpghttp://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/bible/map-01.htmlhttp://classic.scriptures.lds.org/en/biblemaps/map9.jpghttp://www.biblestudy.org/maps/journey-of-abraham-to-promised-land-and-egypt.gifRead Mesopotamia and the Bible Lands introduction on pg 5. The Tower of BabelWhat to include:Where is the story told in the Bible?Why did they build it?What did God say? What did God do?What happened next?Promises PromisesWhat is a promise?Why do people make promises?What are some ways that people seal their promises? Where does the idea for promise making come from?The Promises of God to AbrahamFrom Noah to Abraham to MosesWhat to include:What did God promise each man?What did God have to do, and what did the people have to do? What would happen if the people did not do their part? Does God ever break a promise? Where to look:#1 Genesis 6:18-21, 9:9-17, #2 Genesis 15:18, 17:1-21, #3 Exodus 6:4-5, 19:1-9Lessons from AbrahamWhat to include:What are some lessons that the Israelites could have learned form Abraham?What can we learn from him?Did he ever make mistakes? Add a picture of AbrahamLessons from SarahWhat to include:What are some lessons that the Israelites could have learned form Sarah?What can we learn from her?Did she ever make mistakes? Add a picture of SarahAbraham and the IsraelitesAbrahams JourneyThe Israelites JourneyCulture around himSet apart?Promised land?Mistakes?Did he ever see His descendents possess the promised land?Works CitedList