Ancient Mesopotamia

Bible: Study from Noah to Joseph, Daniel and Questions, Esther and Questions, and Bible verses on witchcraft

Reading List:

Ishtar and Tammuz: A Babylonian Myth of the Seasons retold by Christopher Moore - Vocabulary, Essays, and Tests

He Who Saw Everything: The Epic of Gilgamesh retold by Anita Feagles - Vocabulary, Essays, and Tests

The Hittite Warrior - Essays and Tests

Daniel of Babylon by Bob Jones (highschool) - Write Narrative

Resource List:

Abeka History Texts

The Timetables of History by Bernard Grun

The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia

Holman Book of Biblical Charts, Maps, and Reconstructions

Encylopedia of the Bible by John Drane

Heart of Wisdom Mesopotamia

Konos History of the World Vol 1

Stories from Babylon and Persia by Pierre Grimal - Pay special attention to Gilgamesh story

Sumer and Babylonia by Milliken Publishing Company

The Hebrews, Phoenicians, and Hittites by Milliken Publishing Company

Ancient Civilizations: The Sumerians by Teacher Created Press

Ancient Egyptians and Their Neighbors: Activity Guide by Marian Broida

Then and Now by Stefania & Dominic Perring, Section on "Nimrud"

Writing Assignments:

Biography on Nebuchadnezzar

Essay on how Daniel was a godly hero

Babylonian newspaper page

Biography on Cyrus the Great

Chart out Daniel's Prophecy and its fulfillment

Describe Ancient Mesopotamia in the eyes of God

Write a letter to Jeremiah as one who is a captive in Babylon in response to Jeremiah 29.

Essay on the importance of faith

Research paper on the Canaanites

Table of Contents for this unit for portfolio

Research Graphics and Worksheets:

Culture graphic of Sumeria

Culture graphic of Assyria

Culture graphic of Babylonia

Culture graphic of Canaan

Culture graphic of Hittites

Culture graphic of Persia

Daniel's Prophecy of Nebuchadnezzar's Dream Flip book (elementary)

Comparison of Abraham to Christians today chart

Archaeology Digs

Comparison of False Religious Practices of Mesopotamia

Ancient Mesopotamian Kings Found in Scriptures

Comparison of Ancient Mesopotamian Gender Roles

Comparison of Ancient Mesopotamian and Modern Education

Abraham Scavenger Hunt

Ziggurat shape book (elementary)

Hammurabi's Code Comparison

Ancient Mesopotamia Information Cards

Explain the Proverbs worksheet from Teacher's Created Press

Comparing Hammurabi to Today (elementary) from Teacher's Created Press


Cradle of Civilization, city-state, Code of Hammurabi, Fertile Crescent, Gigamesh, irrigate, Ishtar, Mesopotamia, scribe, Tigris and Euphrates, ziggurat, dispersion, Akkadians, Sumerians, stylus, cuneiform, polytheists, monotheists, Shinar, Nanna, humanists, Anu, bureaucracy, Babylonia, laws, promulgation, Ishtar, Marduk, Shamash, Canaan, Israel, nation-state, Baal, Amorites, Hittites, Kenites, Jebusites, nomads


Create a menu card for a Royal Mesopotamian meal. Include information card on evidence found about Ancient Mesopotamia food.

Copper relief based on the Babylonian style. Include information card with it in portfolio

Clay cuneiform tablet creation. Include information card about cuneiform and clay letters.

Examine architecture in Then and Now.

Create model of ziggurat using blocks. Take a picture and include an information card

Scrapbook page on Gate of Ishtar

Architectural analysis of the Hanging Gardens

Coloring sheet on Ancient Sumeria with information summary

Coloring sheet for Nebuchadnezzar (use as graphic with biography)

Coloring sheet on the Winged Bull with summary

Make queen's headdress and take a picture. Include it with an information card for your portfolio. (Pattern found on pg 61-62 of Ancient Egypt and Her Neighbors)

Ancient Mesopotamia Art Studies

Divider page for Mesopotamia section of portfolio

Timeline Characters/Events:

Sumerians, Gilgamesh, Ur-Nammu, Hammurabi, Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Esau and Jacob, Nebuchadnezzar, Daniel, Esther, Ahasuerus, King Tiglath-Pileser I, Assurbanipal, Cyrus the Great, Nimrod, Tower of Babel, Shalmaneser, Sennacherib, Jews carried into captivity, Sargon, Darius, Medes, Xerxes


Read History text on Ancient Mesopotamia and outline chapter

Write out questions in review and answer with complete sentences.

Study the different ancient cultures of Mesopotamia


Complete map of Ancient Mesopotamia, including all land features, early civilizations, and major towns.

Trace on a map Abraham's journey


List contributions of Ancient Mesopotamia to the world.

Create a Sumerian Invention Wheel (elementary - pattern from Teacher Created Press - The Ancient World: The Sumerians)

Math Enrichment:

Math Sumerian style activity on pg 76-77 of Ancient Egypt and Her Neighbors

Games/Physical Education/Other:

Create game of Ur (pattern found in Milliken's Sumer and Babylonia) and make up rules on how to play. Include rules with game.

Culminating Activities:

Mesopotamia Test

Organize Notebook section on Ancient Mesopotamia (High school level)

Create Lap book (Elementary Level)


Background from Graphic Garden