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Ancient Mesopotamia: The Sumerians, Babylonians, and Assyrians (2004)
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Explores Sumerian, Babylonian, and Assyrian cultures, discussing social structure, lifestyles, and the military in these societies. The rich, full-color interior has a strong, engaging design that will draw in young readers. At 100+ pages, this series offers substantially more information than other books for young readers available in paperback. Contains several special features, such as a biographical dictionary, which describes important figures in the civilization, and a timeline. Explain and give examples of how language, literature, the arts, architecture, other artifacts, traditions, beliefs, values, and behaviors contribute to the development and transmission of culture. Identify and use key concepts such as chronology, causality, change, conflict, and complexity to explain, analyze, and show connections among patterns of historical change and continuity. Identify and describe selected historical periods and patterns of change within and across cultures. Demonstrate an understanding of concepts such as role, status, and social class in describing the interactions of individuals and social groups. Examine and describe the influence of culture on scientific and technological choices and advancements, such as in transportation, medicine, and warfare.
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