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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 of years. Students discuss how these simple designs are still used in today's society.
Students 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.
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.
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. They examine plant samples and discuss the ecosystems from which each plant came.
Amazing! Teach learners about the wonders of ancient Africa and Asia with a comprehensive set of teaching tools. You'll click to find a well-constructed presentation, a worksheet that has kids compare and contrast ancient alphabets, a fun group project, and a list of vocabulary terms. The unit centers on the ancient cultures of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Persia, and the Indus River Valley.
Pupils complete a project about Ancient civilizations. In this ancient civilizations lesson, students explore the contributions made by ancient civilizations and research the scientific and technological achievements of ancient societies. Pupils explore the civilizations of China, Rome, Greece, and India.
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.
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.
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. Each one researches and makes a presentation to the class on one of the Seven Ancient Wonders. The lesson plan is really good, and looks like i will be motivating and enlightening for your middle schoolers.
To completely follow this outline, you will need to order a poster ahead of time about the Aztec nation. The lesson can be taught, however, without the poster. Middle schoolers discuss where the Aztecs lived and apply the five themes of geography. Discussion questions are listed, along with helpful details to guide the class. Afterwards, they color the included map of Mexico, answer theme-related questions, and more! Many resources in the pdf document make this a valuable addition to your social studies curriculum.