Mesopotamia

Social Studies Links - Mesopotamia

Databases: Written by known authors, free with your library password

Written for sixth graders. Good place to begin your search to get an overview of the topic.
keywords: Assyrians, Akkadians, Babylonians, Hebrews, Hittites, Persians - look up Achaemenids instead - Phoenicians, Sumer,

Good place to begin research. Use the Student version.
Ancient Persia, Hittites, Sargon of Akkad, Sumer, Babylonia, Chaldeans, Phoenicia, Jews (the section on early history),

An excellent source for Mr. Dorsey's project. Use the name of your Mesopotamian civilization as your first search term.
Assyria, Babylonia, Chaldeans, Hittites, Jews and Judaism Ancient Middle East, Mesopotamia, Persia, Phoenicians, Sumer, Sargon of Akkad,

Another resource for after you know the basics. Use the name of your Mesopotamian civilization as your first search term.
The Ancient Near East is a reference source that is a favorite because of its organized format.

Includes chapters on the Sumerians, Babylonians, Hittites, Phoenicians, Assyrians, Israelites, and Persians

Use this site to keep track of your sources.
Websites: Use the chart below to find your civilization. Use the links above to find the author and other information you need for your bibliography.
Do you want to do your own search? Try the search engine Infotopia. It is powered by Google but the sites have been selected by librarians, teachers, and other academics.

A broad overview of Mesopotamia.
Written by Mike Dowling, a middle school teacher from Florida, for middle schoolers. http://www.mrdowling.com/603mesopotamia.html

Geography, gods, time, writing. A beautifully designed website.
The British Museum, an authoritative source. http://www.mesopotamia.co.uk/menu.html
Also links to the individual cultures with selected artifacts

Links to Assyrians, Akkadians, Persians, Hittites, Babylonians, Phoenicians, and others.
Several paragraphs of information with embedded links to related topics. A great place to start.

Written by Karen Carr, Associate Professor of History, Portland State University for middle school students. http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/westasia/history/akkadians.htm

Overview of life, excellent collection of artifacts, interactive lessons
Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. Written in collaboration with Chicago Public School Teachers. http://mesopotamia.lib.uchicago.edu/

Use the links across the top to bring you to topics such as history, settlements, and culture. Excellent for daily life questions.
Salim Khalaf is the author and organizer of this extensive website on Phoenician history. His goal is to promote the study of the Phoenician culture and history. He accepts and seeks out contributions from other authors.
A magazine article from Plumbing and Mechanical Magazine, July 1989. No author stated.
A video overview of the beginnings of civilization in Mesopotamia.
Written by Jona Lendering, a Dutch scholar of Ancient Civilizations.
Owned and edited by Tore Kjelian, a media house based in Norway that publishes information on North America and the Middle East.
Akkadians
Assyrians
Babylonians
 

Neo-Babylonians (Chaldeans)
Hebrews
Hittites
 
 

Phoenicians
Sumerians
Persia
 
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