Ancient Civilizations Teacher Resources
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Africa: Shaped by the Past
Students create Egyptian rulers trading cards. In this ancient Egypt lesson, students research Internet and print resources for information regarding Egyptian rulers. Students use the information to create trading cards and a classroom timeline.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
This is a great resource for finding websites on ancient Greece. Explore various websites to investigate life in ancient Greece. Young historians will view images of Greek ruins, take a virtual tour of the Parthenon, view an online movie, take a quiz, and read Greek myths.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
Sixth graders discover details about Mesopotamia. In this ancient civilizations lesson, 6th graders view a PowerPoint presentation about Mesopotamia and then play a review game based on the details. Several support materials are included with this lesson.
6th Social Studies & History
I am the Mummy Heb-Nefert Reinforcing Activity
Students incorporate factual information about Ancient Egypt into a fiction story. In this ancient civilization and writing lesson, students read the book I am the Mummy Heb-Nefert by Eve Bunting, then brainstorm physical and personal character traits of Heb-Nefert as ideas for their own mummy biography.
4th - 6th English Language Arts
Central And South America And Their Ancient Civilizations
Fifth graders listen to lectures on the ancient civilizations of the Aztecs, Incas and Mayans. They construct a mask base and then decorate it in thirds with symbols meaningful to each of the three cultures being studied.
5th Visual & Performing Arts
Topic Report Learning Organizer
If you'd like to quickly access a simple graphic organizer designed for a class to divide and conquer a larger subject, then check out this resource. Assign class members to study a specific topic within a historical theme or event, and then use the worksheet to brainstorm and summarize important words and events associated with their topic.
3rd - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Passport to Ancient Civilizations
Pupils complete a project about Ancient civilizations. For 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.
4th - 7th Social Studies & History
New Review The Origins of Civilization and Agriculture: Integrating the Study of Food
What role has food played in the rise and changing nature of civilizations? Here you'll find a fantastic set of lessons and materials on such topics as where food is grown in the United States, the food of ancient peoples, sustainability, and the connection between food and the world economy.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review 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 goes on to compare the mathematics of other ancient cultures, before investigating the unique architecture of these native Central Americans.
4th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Ancient History Math Mystery
Through several organized and attractive worksheets, your learners will make a deduction about tally marks and hieroglyphics to determine what they represent in the ancient numeral system. This is a well-designed, interdisciplinary worksheet with cross-curricular connections between ancient history and math.
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Kingdom of Benin
Discover the society of Benin through analysis of several artifacts and rich primary source materials. Here you'll find worksheets on topics as the work of Benin craftsmen, the influence of the all-powerful Oba, explanations for the great wealth and power of the kingdom, and the structure of the city itself.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Traders of the Lost Art
Learners work in small groups to investigate a variety of art and architecture forms common during the Old Kingdom epoch in Ancient Egypt. Learners then evaluate how these art forms reflect a culture's beliefs and values. And, finally, groups do research on an assigned art form and create an example.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Third graders learn about the life of a young boy in Greece and all about his cultural heritage. Pupils gather information about the history, culture, and the many influences the ancient Greeks had on modern day society. Terrific video and an embedded research project sheet are embedded in an amazingly detailed lesson plan.
3rd English Language Arts
The Achievements and Challenges of Egypt
Awesome, that is all I have to say! This set of lessons provides learners with an understanding of ancient Egyptian laws, lifestyle, religion, and culture. It engages them in a critical analysis activity regarding the film, "The Prince of Egypt.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History