1805: Rise of the Kingdom of Sumer

By suzett
  • Rise of the Kingdom of Sumer

    Ancient Sumer is now modern-day Iraq. Some geographic features majors it was near include the Fertile Cresent. That was the river valley of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. The Fertile Cresent was located in the Middle East. Some major technological accomplishments were the wheel, the arch, and the dome.
  • The Epic of Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh was a fierce warrior and king of Sumer. His story has been passed down for generations because of its importance. There have been debates regarding his existance. Some of the things he did were fight a forest monster, make a new friend who fought along-side him, and discovered his youth.
  • Abraham

    Abraham was a man whom God commanded to leave his home in Ur, Mesopotamia to go to Isreal. He and his wife, Sarah, were unable to have children. When they finally could, they had a son named Isaac. God then commanded Abraham to sacrifice his son. Because of his obedience, God spared Isaac at the last moment. This is according to the Torah.
  • Joseph goes to Egypt and the Israelites follow

    Isaac grew up to have a son of his own, Jacob. And Jacob grew up to have 12 sons of his own as well. His favorite was Joseph. Because of this, Joseph's brothers got jealous and faked his death. They shipped him to slavery in Egypt. Later, when the Pharoh asked Joseph to interpret his dreams, he did such a good job that he was given the job as prime minister. Joseph's family came to visit Egypt and he forgave his brothers. When a famine hit Palestine (Canaan), Joseph moved the Isaelites to Egypt.
  • Moses, the Exodus from Egypt, and the Ten Commandments

    Moses was a man who led the exodus out of Egypt. There was a time when the Pharoh commanded that Jewish males born were to be killed, for he feared the growing number of Jews and slave revolts. God told Moses to tell Pharoh "Let my people go." When Pharoh refused, 9 terrible plagues hit Egypt, destroying all crops. The tenth, it killed all first born sons of Egypt, including Pharoh's son, though Jewish boys were spared. Moses divided the Red sea and the Jews crossed safely.
  • The Time of the Judges/The Time Before Kings

    Deborah was a judge who helped people with their problems. Ruth was not a judge but in charge of gleaning, picking up scraps.
  • The Reign of David

    David was famous king of Israel. He battled the famous monster, Goliath, with no armor. After this defeat, Sal saw him as a threat so he was on the run for about 2 years. When Sal died, David was pronounced king.
  • Elijah

    Elijah was one of the prophets. He stopped a drought. An obstacle in his life was hunger and he was saved from that.