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Teaching Hammurabi's Code: An eye for an eye

Hammurabi's Code: An eye for an eye

Hammurabi was the king of the Babylonian Empire from 1792 B.C.E to 1750 B.C.E. At the start of his rulership, he only controlled an area of about fifty square miles. Over the years, though, he took control of more and more cities. He put together this “code” so that all of the different city-states that he controlled would be ruled by the same set of laws.

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ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How did creating a code of laws help Hammurabi govern over his growing empire?
STANDARDS:
RH.2 - Main Ideas, W.4 - Clear writing

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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