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Indus Valley Civilization
What constitutes a civilization? In a swift, engaging, and humorous fashion, John Green begins this edition of Crash Course History by exploring the symptoms of a civilization, such as surplus production, cities, social stratification,...
10 mins 6th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Ancient Civilization of Mali
Young scholars explore the ancient civilization of Mali and examine various historical and cultural aspects of the civilization. In this ancient civilization of Mali lesson, students examine trade with respect to geographic locations,...
Pre-K - 6th Social Studies & History
Mayan Mathematics and Architecture
Take young scholars on a trip through history with this unit on the mathematics and architecture of the Mayan civilization. Starting with a introduction to their base twenty number system and the symbols they used, this eight-lesson unit...
4th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
The Incredible History of China's Terracotta Warriors
What does the discovery of 8,000 life-sized clay soldiers and the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang reveal about ancient Chinese culture? A great deal! Take a look at this fascinating archaeological find and explore ancient Chinese social...
5 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Indus Valley Civilization (Mohenjo-Daro)
Take a look into the ancient civilization of Mohenjo-Daro with this CG animated video. Sure to stimulate the minds of your visual learners, this clip shows the life and culture of the Indus Valley people without text or spoken word. Have...
5 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Engineering an Empire - The Maya, 5/5
Concluding the five-part series on the Mayan Empire we discover the disease and Conquistadors that lead to the demise of the Mayan people. While this does touch upon the devastation that all but destroyed the Mayan civilization, the over...
4 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Contributions of Ancient Civilizations Applied to Multimedia
Sixth graders complete a long-term unit on ancient and early civilizations. They conduct Internet research, define key vocabulary terms, analyze maps, and create a PowerPoint presentation about a selected early civilization.
6th Social Studies & History
Legacy of Ancient Civilizations Today
Students examine architectural structures of ancient civilizations by viewing a slide-show. In this architectural design lesson, students observe a slide-show showcasing many historic buildings and structures that have lasted thousands...
K - 4th Social Studies & History
The Ancient Civilization of Egypt
Research ancient cultures with your class. They will read assigned text in class and utilize a map to identify the location of Egypt. Students complete many ancient Egypt activities including multiple choice questions, role-plays, and...
K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Ancient Civilizations: The Ancient Israelites
Planning a study of ancient Israel and Mesopotamia (1800-500 B.C.)? Here's a resource packet loaded with activities, exercises, worksheets, and background information that integrates social studies and language arts curriculum.
7th - 11th Social Studies & History
Ancient Cultures News Broadcast
How does geography influence daily life? Guided by this essential question, class groups select and then research an ancient culture, and develop a news broadcast about the geographical setting and its impact on the culture. Teams select...
7th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Designed