by Sarah Burton, Hayden Peak Elementary

Students will look at various aspects of the Sumerians, Assyrians and Babylonians to determine which civilization was the most successful Mesopotamian Civilization.

Introduction

 

    Although we often think of Ancient Mesopotamia as a civilization, the truth is that many civilizations called the area between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers home. Three of the most important of these civilizations are the Sumerians, the Assyrians and the Babylonians.  Each of these civilizations was unique, and had strengths and weaknesses, just like any civilization. But, what makes a particular civilization, the best civilization? It's going to be up to your group to decide which aspects of a civiliation are most important and which are least important to determine which civilization was the most successful..