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History 9A, Assignment Three, Primary Sources About the Siege of Jerusalem

 

 

Assignment Three
Primary Sources About the Siege of Jerusalem

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Consider the basic questions:

•   What documents are most reliable
•   What are other possible documents?
•   Do the documents agree? If not, why? 
•   What do other documents say?

The golden gate of Jerusalem

 

Description

What we see when we view history is deeply connected to a wide variety of conditions and circumstances. Studying two opposing accounts of the Assyrian siege of Jerusalem in 701 A.D. from the Assyrian and the Judaic perspectives can provide a great learning experience related to this very concept.

Objectives

By using primary source documents, students will identify and describe similarities and differences between the accounts of the Assyrian siege.

Students will evaluate the sources to establish points of the siege not in dispute.

Students will develop a basic understanding of how these techniques can be applied across sources.

Essential questions

What happened during Sennacherib's siege of Jerusalem?

Special instructions

See the handout. Read the source material and complete it in your groups. Share your observations.

Vocabulary

NA

Rubric

Completion - 100%
Lesser - 4% deduction for each item

 

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