Thursday, September 22, 2011

Judaism

Look and read pg 64 in your social studies book again, under the heading "Effects on Later Religions." 

Why do YOU think Jews and Judaism (they are the same thing) had such a HUGE influence on Christianity and Islam?  

Why were the do you think the Romans wanted to get rid of the Jews in their territories?  The jewish seemed liked peaceful people.....so why would the Romans do such a thing?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Israelites

The Israelites (better known as Hebrews) had a tough go at things in history.  The were bossed around, moved around, and treated unfairly.   Abraham was their leader, remember that guy? 

First, why did the Hebrews (aka Israelites) leave Canaan? 

Secondly, why did Moses (yeah, that guy you might have heard of in church) wander around in the desert for 40 years? 

Oh, and why were the Israelites sent into exile?   Those Assyrains were mean people....with their battering rams and armed charioters, but why EXILE someone?  Gezzzzz!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Assyria and Babylon

So, what do you think of Babylon and Assyria's Battle?  It seems like they fight back and forth, back and forth. 
Tell me some advantages the the Assyrians had and tell about some advantages the Babylonias had.