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Grade 6 Social Studies Curriculum Resources


Early People/The Stone Age | Ancient Mesoptamia | Ancient Egypt | Ancient  Nubia/Kush

Ancient India |  Ancient China | Early Judaism | Ancient Greece | Ancient Rome

Early Christianity | Phoenicians/Lydians | Mayas | Incas | Aztecs


Ancient Mesopotamia, Sumeria, Babylonia, and Assyria






Hammurabi was the first king of the Babylonian empire. He promoted public works and reorganized the tax system throughout Mesopotamia. However, he was best known for his code of laws. Resource: Hammurabi's Code of Laws Cloze.


Test your students general knowledge of ancient Mesopotamia with these two crosswords. Resource: Ancient Mesopotamia Crossword 1  and Ancient Mesopotamia Crossword 2.


The first cities sprang up in Mesopotamia between 4000 and 3500 B.C. Innovation in agriculture, especially controlling flood waters through irrigation helped to create a surplus of crops that meant fewer people were needed for farming. Resource: Mesopotamia and the First Cities Cloze.