FACT OR OPINION
Critical thinkers are able to distinguish between fact and opinion when reading about history. Next to each statement, write F if it expresses a fact, and O if it expresses an opinion. As you work, underline key phrases that helped you make your final decision.
Rich soil attracted people to the Fertile Crescent.
Babylonia was the greatest of the Mesopotamian civilizations.
Assyrians were the best warriors in all of the Fertile Crescent.
One of the main contributions of the Assyrian people was the battering ram.
In Hammurabi’s Code, a person who accidentally broke a rule was just as guilty as a criminal.
Scribes were the most intelligent people in Sumer because they could write.