Ancient Civilizations Teacher Resources
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Survive Or Not
Seventh graders explore how the availability of productive resources could affect an ancient society. In this World History lesson, 7th graders research two ancient civilizations. Students create maps showing the trade routes of these civilizations.
7th Social Studies & History 5 Views 21 Downloads
Trash To Treasure Mosaics
Students take part in Earth conservation by creating trash art projects. In this recycling lesson, students discuss the benefit of reusing materials on Earth and examine art from ancient civilizations. Students utilize recyclable containers and cardboard to create mosaics similar to the style of past civilizations.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 30 Downloads
Create a Board Game
Students research, design, and create a game board based on information learned in ancient civilizations' social studies units. They utilize computer technology to research the project, as well as, textbooks, in-class library and video tapes.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 42 Views 105 Downloads
Sort It Out - Ancient Civilizations
Students identify and sort primary source photographs of contributions from ancient civilizations. For this ancient civilizations lesson, students work in small groups to identify and discuss the contributions. Students sort 53 photographs as coming from Egypt, Greece, China or Rome.
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History 6 Views 55 Downloads
Life in a Box - Ancient Civilizations and Their Contributions
Students investigate the history of the world by examining images and artifacts. In this ancient civilizations lesson, students utilize photographs from a cardboard box as clues in order to identify the specific civilization group they each represent.
K - 3rd Social Studies & History 6 Views 42 Downloads
Postcards from the Past: Ancient Civilizations, Greece/Rome/Egypt/Pre-Columbian
Fifth graders analyze prints featuring ancient civilizations and create a postcard. In this postcards from the past lesson, 5th graders analyze a variety of pictures, identify primary and secondary sources, choose which civilization and picture they will use for their postcard.
5th Social Studies & History 4 Views 41 Downloads
The Seven Blunders of the World
Learners explore the cultures and civilizations of Mesopotamia. They take a look at the factors that shaped the region, and study the history of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and other ancient wonders of the world. The class is divided up into seven groups.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 58 Views 142 Downloads
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 31 Views 222 Downloads
Legacy of Ancient Civilizations Today
Learners 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 of years.
K - 4th Social Studies & History 4 Views 35 Downloads
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 your class work collaboratively to create a video representation of an ancient culture, like this one.
5 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 7 Downloads
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 dramatic narration and music detracts from the clips' overall educational value.
4 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
What was Mayan life like and how do we know? Introduce your class to this ancient civilization through its written word. Mayan hieroglyphs tell the tale of the rise and fall of a great civilization. Appropriate for grades 6-9.
10 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Far Away Places; Strange-Sounding Names, An Introduction to Ancient Civilizations
Sixteen attractive slides give details of the main places, things, and people the students will encounter during their study of ancient civilizations. Each of the classic slides has a title, 1 or 2 bullet points with summary facts, and a relevant clear image.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 9 Views 42 Downloads
To completely follow this outline, you will need to order a poster ahead of time about the Aztec nation. The instructional activity can be taught, however, without the poster. Middle schoolers discuss where the Aztecs lived and apply the five themes of geography.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 27 Views 238 Downloads
social Studies: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorow
Sixth graders take an Internet trip back in time to explore ancient cultures. Working in teams, they assume the roles of theologian, cartographer, economist, political analyst, and anthropologist. The same groups then create time capsules of contemporary life with five artifacts,equivalent to the ancient artifacts, and explanations for future anthropologists.
6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 44 Downloads
Elements of Civilization
Students create their own ancient civilizations based off of topographical maps of Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Indus Valley, and the Yellow River. In this social studies lesson, students are assigned one topographical map to use to create their civilizations.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 21 Views 51 Downloads