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Next Stop: Ancient India
Seventh graders study the history and civilization of the Indus Valley. In this Ancient India lesson, 7th graders research the political and social characteristics of the Indus Valley civilization. Students create a travel brochure based on the political, social, geographical, economic, and cultural research they found.
7th Social Studies & History 35 Views 195 Downloads
A Walk Through Harappa: A Study of the Indus River Valley Civilization
Middle schoolers use the internet to explore the Indus River Valley. They view a video about the civilization that settled there. They create an ancient record of the information they gather.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 51 Views 227 Downloads
Ancient Mediterranean Trade Fair
Sixth graders begin the lesson by discussing how artifacts are located. In groups, they define the terms supply, demand, resources and trade and discuss how the United States is affected by International trade. They use this information to participate in a simulation of a Mediterranean trade fair.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 33 Downloads
Exploring the Past: Mayan, Aztec, and Incan Civilizations
Fifth graders research the Mayan, Aztec, and Incan Civilizations and identify contributions they made to modern society. For this ancient civilizations lesson plan, 5th graders look at maps of where they were located.
5th Social Studies & History 14 Views 57 Downloads
Egypt's Pyramids: Monuments With a Message
Students study ancient civilizations. They examine the size and scale of the pyramids of Egypt. They explore the purpose of pyramids and other artifacts. Students participate in three activities to analyze pyramids and tomb artifacts.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 11 Views 26 Downloads
A Kaleidoscope of Cultures
Eighth graders research the ancient cultures of India, China, Egypt, Greece, or Rome to identify their characteristics and civilizations. In this ancient cultures lesson, 8th graders work in groups to research one of the ancient civilizations and write an informative essay for their topic.
8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 25 Downloads
Ancient Greece: Inquiring Minds Want to Know
Second graders study the ancient civilizations of Greece and demonstrate their knowledge by producing their own article for their Greek Gazette newspaper throughout the unit. Worksheets and handouts are included.
2nd Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Create a Travel Brochure
Students create a travel brochure based on the research they have done on the ancient civilization of Ancient Rome. In this Ancient Rome lesson plan, students research Ancient Rome and then present their findings to the class with their travel brochure.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 21 Views 83 Downloads
Ancient Worlds Workshop: Egypt
Students explore the ancient civilization of Egypt and explore the geography of and daily life in ancient Egypt; students conclude by writing letters describing one aspect of life in ancient Egypt that they find interesting.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 5 Views 37 Downloads
Ancient East/West Enigma, Hypothesis on Antiquity, The Search for a Beginning
Students identify Neolithic cultures in South East Asia and China, possibly precursors to the ancient civilizations being compared. In this world history lesson plan, students construct a presentation of a group hypothesis based on information learned as to why the Minoans could or could not be the same people group of the Shang Dynasty.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 30 Downloads
Civilizations: Expansion And Conquest
Students determine how the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire acquired so much land. In this ancient civilizations lesson, students watch "Civilizations: Expansion and Conquest." Students then discuss when and how the expansions took place.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 35 Downloads
Students examine the complex development of Aztec society. In this early civilizations lesson, students use a variety of maps to obtain knowledge about geographic and historical information. They consider various aspects of Ancient American society, such as early writing and how they shifted from Hunter Gather's to Agriculturalist.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 16 Views 30 Downloads
Technology of the Times: A Comparison
Tenth graders compare and contrast how changes in technology impacted the growth of ancient civilizations and modern cities. Using internet research, they identify the positive and negative aspects of technology society. At the conclusion of the project, small groups construct a timeline of technological advancements.
10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads