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There is nothing more fascinating than ancient civilizations. Take a journey into the afterlife with a look at the Egyptian weighing of the heart ceremony. Kids will love learning about Ammut the devourer, Horus, and Osiris as they examine a very key aspect of Egyptian religion.
Students examine how ancient people used natural resources. In this renewable resource lesson, students will be put into 5 groups each focusing on a different past civilization. Each group will identify they types of resources their civilization used and then label them renewable, recyclable, or neither.
Third graders engage in a study of the ancient civilization of Rome. They conduct research using a variety of resources. The information is organized with the help of a graphic organizer. The lesson includes the defining of some key terms while comparing art and architecture.
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.