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Review of Ancient History
Directions: Use 3-5 minutes to double check this subject’s Power School for your class grade and work listings
verifying that all work is caught up. Read and heed embedded messages. Next, research your part of the
following topics and figure out answers to the questions. Write your questions and detailed answers on lined
paper or your notebook paper. These questions and related answers are required to be handed in, once the
class discussion is completed. You are expected to use the time completely, be through and become
knowledgeable. Write down any puzzles you have related to the material on your paper and bring them up
during the class discussion. Warning: If you are found to be using your research time for other things, it will
hurt your learning and grade. If you think or claim to be done, you are not! Once your assigned part is ready,
then help others on your team or study the test resources from Mr. Spitzer’s web page for the upcoming test. No
games, non-topic talk or other activities allowed during research time. The class will research as much as
time allows before team sharing and whole class discussion. Since there is always more to learn, Mr. Spitzer
encourages you to look into this topic more on your own time. Your class work grade includes: 1. Entire use of
time while researching. 2. Answer questions & pay attention during team sharing. 3. Paying attention &
participate during class discussion. 4. Turning in your readable questions & notes. Team members who do
not do their share, provide hasty sloppy answers, disrupt others and use time ineffectively in the four
grade aspects will be removed from the team and required to write out and turn in all answers on their
own for the grade.
Topics to Research
Sumer, Akkadian, Assyrian, Neo-Babylonian, Egyptian, Phoenician, Hebrew, Persian
Questions to be able to discuss
1. Describe the Sumerian culture, in Mesopotamia. Include, geography, time
period, lifestyle, agriculture, learning, religion, important rulers including
Sargon, military expansion, technology development and events.
2. Describe the Akkadian culture, in Mesopotamia. Include, geography, time
period, lifestyle, agriculture, learning, religion, important rulers including
Hammurabi, military expansion, technology development and events.
3. Describe the Assyrian culture, in Mesopotamia. Include, geography, time
period, lifestyle, agriculture, learning, religion, important rulers including
Assurbanipal II, military expansion, technology development and events.
4. Describe the Neo-Babylonian culture, in Mesopotamia. Include, geography,
time period, lifestyle, agriculture, learning, religion, important rulers
including Nebuchadnezzar II, military expansion, technology development
and events.
5. Describe the Egyptian culture, in Africa. Include, geography, time periods,
lifestyle, agriculture, learning, religion, important rulers including Thutmose
III, military expansion, technology development and events.
6. Describe the Phoenician culture, in the Ancient World. Include, geography,
time period, lifestyle, agriculture, learning, religion, important rulers
including, military expansion, technology development and events.
7. How do Sumerian cuneiform, Egyptian hieroglyphics and the Phoenician
alphabet differ?
8. Describe the Hebrew culture, in the Ancient World. Include, geography, time
period, lifestyle, agriculture, learning, religion, important rulers including
David and Solomon, military expansion, technology development and events.
9. Describe the Persian culture, in the Ancient World. Include, geography, time
period, lifestyle, agriculture, learning, religion, important rulers including
Cyrus the Great & Xerxes, military expansion, technology development and
events.
Critical Thinking
10. Do the ancient ________________ (Chose one from Sumerian, Akkadian, Egyptian,
Assyrian, Neo-Babylonia, Phoenician, Hebrew or Persian) have the six
characteristics of a civilization? Give examples to prove your case.
a. Government
b. Regular food supply
c. Specialization of labor
d. Different social levels
e. Developed culture: art, architecture, music, literature, science, writing,
other complex technology
f. Religious System
11. How is your life affected today by heritage from the ancient _________ and
________? Chose two from Sumerian, Akkadian, Egyptian, Assyrian, NeoBabylonia, Phoenician, Hebrew or Persian)
12. Why is Mesopotamia called “the cradle of civilization?
13. Describe Assyrian military tactics. How did the reliance on terror contribute
to Assyria’s rise and later decline.
14. What are the basic beliefs of the Jews and how did they affect later
civilizations?