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  1. 1. <ul><li>Warm up! </li></ul><ul><li>If you lived around 900 BCE… Why would you have be a good warrior? What would make you or the area around you valuable to others, thus why they would attack you? How would you prepare yourself to be a great warrior/army? </li></ul>
  2. 2. Assyrians 900 BCE
  3. 3. Made the largest Mesopotamia
  4. 4. Why were the Assyrians great warriors? <ul><li>The geography of their area forced them to be. </li></ul><ul><li>They lived in a fertile valley near the Tigris River </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why were the Assyrians great warriors? <ul><li>They were very well organized </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why were the Assyrians great warriors? <ul><li>Taking over a city?? </li></ul><ul><li>Climbing over the walls </li></ul><ul><li>Digging under the walls </li></ul><ul><li>1 st every battering ram & other siege weapons </li></ul><ul><li>Stories of cruelty </li></ul><ul><li>Once the city is taken over </li></ul><ul><li>Burn the city to the ground & take the goods and people </li></ul>
  7. 7. Why were the Assyrians great warriors? <ul><li>New Weapons </li></ul><ul><li>You decide what is stronger! </li></ul><ul><li>Cup 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Cup 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Cup 3 </li></ul>What is in each cup? What is stronger?
  8. 8. Why were the Assyrians great warriors? <ul><li>You decide what is stronger! </li></ul><ul><li>Weakest to Strongest </li></ul><ul><li>Cup 2 - Copper </li></ul><ul><li>Cup 1 - Tin </li></ul><ul><li>Cup 3 – Iron </li></ul><ul><li>Hitties, neighboring people, made iron strong </li></ul>Smelting
  9. 9. Government Changes <ul><li>Kings and priest no longer share power </li></ul><ul><li>Kings are now thought of as gods </li></ul><ul><li>Large area of land – hard to rule </li></ul><ul><li>Made provinces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An area of land split up politically </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Road systems connecting provinces protected by guards </li></ul>Does any of this sound familiar?
  10. 10. <ul><li>The fall of the Assyrians </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Too big to rule </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many enemies and people working together to beat up the Assyrians </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Backdrops: - These are full sized backdrops, just scale them up! - Can be Copy-Pasted out of Templates for use anywhere!