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Copy of Warm up

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Mesopotamia
Day in the Life
Roles of Men vs Women
Social Classes
Expectations/
Warm-Up
Expectations:
Be Respectful
Act like a Scholar
Stay focused on taking useful Notes
Warm Up:
Talk over with your group what it means to be in charge inside the classroom
Day in the Life
Roles of Men vs Women
Social Classes
Ancient Egypt
Now it's YOUR turn:
Create a social structure that fits within your civilization
Keep in mind:
What will make specific jobs more important than others
Roles of Men, Women, and Children
How much mobility will your citizens have
What has changed today?
Think of one lower level job that was talked about before and talk about why it's important today. (Farmers, Herders, Unskilled Worker)
Think of one lower level job that was talked about before and discuss about why it's not as important today. (Artists, Merchants, Writers)
Keep in mind:
Family values, Education, Technology
Men:
Work in their business
Raise the young boys teach them their trade
Own property
Upper class:
Wore white linen and heavy make up
Had servants
Lived in huge houses

Middle class:
Dressed simpler
Owned businesses
Lived in smaller more simple homes
Lower class:
Lived in one room huts
Worked on rented land of their ruler
Had a the most simple lifestyle

Servants:
Lived in crowded neighborhoods
Made their own homes
Made their own clothes
Women Roles:
Own and pass on property
They could sell and buy goods
Make wills and file for divorce
Had high levels of respect
Polytheistic
Priests and priestesses controlled much of land at first
Evolved to kings
Priest only person more powerful than the king
Scribes were honored
Property meant power
Had mobility through wealth or children
Made of many city-sates
Polytheistic
Life after death was better than life on earth
Only the pharaoh could enjoy the afterlife
Embalming
Pyramids where made to protect the mummy
Pharaoh was a god on earth
Pharaoh was big picture
Officials dealt with day to day
Few send their children to school
Children and women were highly valued
Upper Class (Awilu)
Large palaces
Men and women wore jewelry, skirts, and had long hair
Usually elected or born into

Middle/Lower Class (wardu)
Lived in mud brick houses
Majority of society
Wore less flashy jewelry
Most opportunity for mobility
Lower Class/Slaves (Mushkenu)
Prisoners of war
Sold families or Children
Property
Lived where ever they were sold, typically upper class
Roles of Men:
Kings (rulers, in cahoots with the gods)
Rule-makers
Farmers, responsible for bringing in the food
Fathers
Warriors
Building things like ziggurat
Roles of Women:
Wives
Mothers
Housekeepers
Making clothes
Tending to their “significant other”
Keeping the fire going while the men were out doing their manly business
Important Leaders
Important Leaders
Based on: Social Class
Based on: Wealth, Education, and Rank
Men Leaders:
Khufu
Ahmose
Thutmose III
Akhenaton (Religious Reform)
Ramses II
Other Leaders:
Hatshepsut (woman)
Tutankhanmen (child)
Role Play
Rules:
Be Respectful
Follow all directions before you act
Have Fun!
Directions:
You will be placed in 4 groups the Pharaoh, Upper class (Nobles/Advisers), Middle Class (Workers), and Lower Class (Slaves). Then all groups will be given 7 mins to create an Egyptian word using the alphabet in the next slide, which you will present at the end. Unfortunately there's a catch! The Pharaoh and Upper Class groups will be able to use their ChromeBooks and must email it to me so I can post up front, the Middle Class may use colored markers/crayons, and the Lower Class may only use a pencil both on a piece of paper to present up front. make it as creative as possible and have fun!
Men Leaders:
Sumerians
Sargon (Akkadian)
Hammurabi (Babylonian)
Assyrians
King Bebchadnezzar (Chaldean)
Other Leaders:
None
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