Lesson 13: Early Empires
What's better, camping or hotels?
The First Empire Builders
What is an empire?
The Big Players
The Akkadian Empire: roughly 2350 B.C. - 2150 B.C.
The Babylonian Empire: roughly 1792 B.C. - 1595 B.C.
How is it that we know about these empires?
Examining a Primary Source (do not write down)
Step One: Read through the excerpt form "The Chronicles of Early Kings" with your group
Step Two: Answer the guiding question. How did Sargon of Akkad rule his empire?
Step Three: Quote at least two lines from the primary source as evidence for your answer
Sargon Builds an Empire
Sargon of Akkad takes control of northern and southern Mesopotamia around 2350 B.C.
Sargon of Akkad is known for creating the first empire in history
An empire is a large area of land with many different cultures and peoples all under one ruler usually called an emperor