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 activity, 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 6 Views 28 Downloads
Create a Board Game
Learners 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 39 Views 103 Downloads
Lacy Clay Ornaments
Students research fabric lace and metal filigree and their origins in ancient civilizations. After researching, they create and decorate an ornament or pendant out of Crayola Air-Dry Clay that looks similar to the traditional lace or filigree.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Sixth graders create a travel brochure highlighting the accomplishments of the Indus Valley civilization. Group work allows students to create brochures illustrating the location, government, religion, agriculture, cultural and scientific contributions of this ancient civilization.
6th Social Studies & History 25 Views 132 Downloads
Students research the earliest Americans. In this ancient civilizations lesson plan, students investigate the Mayas, Aztecs, and Incas. Students examine artifacts used in the cultures and then determine what the artifacts were used for and make replicas of them.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 17 Views 64 Downloads
World History: Why Civilizations Fall
Young scholars examine factors leading to the demise of ancient civilizations. They list causes that led to the downfall of these societies. Students conduct Internet research and participate in online archaeological investigations.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 22 Downloads
Science NetLinks: Collapse 2: Interpreting the Evidence
Middle schoolers continue to explore the factors that contribute to the collapse of a society; they also explore how archaeological evidence is gathered and interpreted. Students explore about the social changes that caused the collapse of important ancient civilizations in Central America, Mesopotamia, the southwestern United States, and western Africa.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Indus Valley Geography and Civilization
Students study the geographical features of the Indus Valley to determine how the location of this valley contributed to the growth of an ancient civilization. They work in groups to research the area before completing map work that shows the major geographic features and cities for a presentation on the Indus Valley.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 71 Downloads
Plants of the Past
Fourth graders explore ecosystems by examining plants of the past. They discuss ways in which we interact with plants in our daily lives. Students discuss the role plants play in providing food for animals and the significance they had on ancient civilizations.
4th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Survive Or Not
Seventh graders explore how the availability of productive resources could affect an ancient society. Students choose two ancient civilizations from the seventh grade history indicators and research the productive resources available to them, the goods produced from those productive resources, and similarities and differences bet.
7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Students investigate the concept of water usage and conservation. The differences between modern and ancient practices are considered. They conduct research into the economic and social characteristics of ancient civilizations like Egypt to write a report about conservation practices highlighting the comparison.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads
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 research assignments.
K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 139 Views 901 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 26 Views 215 Downloads
Legacy of Ancient Civilizations Today
Students examine architectural structures of ancient civilizations by viewing a slide-show. For 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
Farming in Ancient Mesopotamia: An Ancient Civil Engineering Problem
Sixth graders identify the major obstacles in farming in Mesopotamia. They work together to design and build a model that solves these problems. They write a short essay that describes the problems and their possible solutions.
6th Technology & Engineering 21 Views 91 Downloads