-- Describe the importance of the Code of Hammurabi
-- Discuss need to get work done by Wednesday, December 16.
-- (some classes) Finish going over notes from trio-sharing
-- Begin or finish notes on Hammurabi (see below)
-- Read p. 114-116 and p. R38.
-- Look at the entire Code of Hammurabi
-- Weekly Weekend Work
-- Check StudentVUE
-- Do any missing work
-- Organize backpack
-- Resupply pencils
Notes/Handouts/Material covered in class:
Hammurabi Babylonian Empire p. 114-116, p. R38
“Code of Hammurabi”
single set of laws (unified the empire)
written (so there would be no arguments)
displayed (so everyone would know the rules)
Identified crimes & punishments “Eye for an eye”
What is the likely result when people know the consequence of committing a crime?
They are less likely to commit the crime
* Brings justice (equal treatment) because the same behavior has the same consequence
* Brings rights (when bad behavior has consequences, it means you are protected against that behavior from others and that you have the right not to experience that behavior from others) [Women & children had rights, too]
* Instituted government control and gave the message that society should be ruled by instituted laws, not vengeance (people taking law into their own hands) and not anyone’s whim (decisions based on mood)
Ms. Schaedler is starting her 29th year of teaching middle school. (She loves it!) Most of her work has been in Social Studies, but she has also designed and implemented a program teaching "lifelong learning skills" to middle school students to enhance their success.