Monday, October 26, 2015

Story of the World Vol. Ch. 17

Babylon Takes Over Again (605 - 561 bce)

After Ashurbanipal died, the Assyrian empire also died. Assyria's enemies, the Babylonians took over.  This chapter is about King Nebuchadnezzar and his hanging gardens.

If you are familiar with the Bible, you will recognize  Nebuchadnezzar as the one who had the sons of Judah captured and put to work in his kingdom.  Daniel was one of those sons, he refused to eat and drink the food that King Nebuchadnezzar had given him because of a covenant he had made to only eat certain foods.  It was also this same Daniel that interpreted the kings dream and who was thrown into the lions den.
Ancient History Documentary - The Hanging Gardens

Daniel and Nebuchadnezzar

King Nebuchadnezzar, Shadrach, Meshack and Abindigo

City of Babylon

Activities:

Make your own hanging gardens using a card board box, Legos or paint a picture.  The Hanging 

My children made little puppets and taped them to the end of a pencil an then they put on a little play about how the hanging gardens came to be.  You could also use something like this: Daniel 3D board.

I printed  out the Time Line Cards with 4 to a page so that they were smaller. Then I laminated them and we played the game Hedbanz







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