What can we learn about other cultures from the artifacts they produce? In this investigation, students consider what they can learn from artifacts about Mesopotamian society and the Laws of Hammurabi. Students write an argument to the curators of the Louvre Museum about what Hammurabi’s Laws tell us about what was important to King Hammurabi during this time.



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Literacy in History/Social Studies
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2, 8.4-8.7, 8.10
ELA Reading: Information Text
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.1-6.2, 6.4-6.10
ELA Writing
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1, 6.4-6.5, 6.7-6.10
ELA Speaking & Listening
CSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.1-6.3

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Dimension 1: D1.2.6-8.
Dimension 2: D2.Civ.1.6-8., D2.Civ.3.6-8., D2.Civ.6.6-8, D2.Civ.14.6-8., D2.His.1.6-8., D2.His.3.6-8, D2.His.4.6-8., D2.His.5.6-8., D2.His.6.6-8., D2.His.13.6-8, D2.His.16.6-8., D3.1.6-8., D3.2.6-8.
Dimension 3: D3.1.6-8., D3.2.6-8., D3.3.6-8., D3.4.6-8.
Dimension 4: D4.1.6-8., D4.2.6-8, D4.3.6-8., D4.8.6-8.