Explore the ancient civilization of the Mesopotamia. Read about their writing system, counting, math system, medicine, and more. See the art, culture, and history of this ancient civilization as well as the Assyrians from Northern Mesopotamia. Included is an interactive website about the temples of Sumer, Babylon and Assyria. Read an overview about the gods and goddesses of ancient Sumer. See beautiful pictures of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. There is also a site that explains Hammurabi’s Code and gives students sample situations to solve using the code. Includes lesson plans, virtual Mesopotamia, maps, and classroom activities.
This site is created by the British Museum. Learn about people, geography, gods, goddesses, demons and monsters, time, and writing. In each section, scroll down to read a story, explore maps and pictures, and solve an interactive challenge game.
This site explains Hammurabis Code, and gives students sample situations to solve using the code. Also includes suggested lesson plans for grades 4-8 by clicking on the Teachers Page link at the top of the page. Note: Many external links are broken. This site includes ads.
This lesson plan is best suited for students grades 6-8 and teaches them about the cuneiform writing system used in ancient Mesopotamia. Within the plan are helpful links to related websites and activities.