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Mayan, Incan, and Aztec civilizations within Latin America
With a Classroom Performance System, 6th graders use their remote controls to answer a series of questions about Latin American civilizations. They research and fill out a worksheet on one of the three major ancient civilizations: Maya, Aztec, or Inca.
6th Technology & Engineering 8 Views 38 Downloads
Hieroglyphics of Ancient Egypt
Sixth graders investigate symbolism in history by examining Ancient Egypt. In this ancient civilization instructional activity, 6th graders analyze the different social structures and politics of Egypt, Kush and Mesopotamia. Students research and identify characters from Ancient Egyptian writings known as hieroglyphics.
6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Ancient Culture Contributions
In this Ancient Civilizations lesson, 3rd graders will analyze images of 4 different ancient civilizations. Students will guess the civilization shown and then write down 5 clues that lead them to that assertion. This lesson includes the necessary images and worksheets.
3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
Pair Research in Mesoamerica: Lesson 14
Sixth graders explore ancient civilizations. In this social studies lesson, 6th graders research the civilizations of Mesoamerica. Students write questions they have about the civilizations and complete a shape book.
6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Tread Lightly: Learning from the Past, Defining our Future
Ninth graders explore what can happen when humans live beyond the limits of the natural environment through studying the demise of ancient civilizations. In this World History lesson, 9th graders read about an Ancient Civilization within their groups.
9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Students participate in "Raiders of the Future", a role play about futuristic scientists sending a spaceship to Mars for research and exploration. They collect geological samples for analysis, discover the ruins of an ancient civilization and six mummified bodies!
9th - 11th Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
Pupils embark on a web quest in order to discover the mysteries of the Aztec civilization. In this ancient civilization lesson plan, students visit the provided seven websites in order to fill in each incomplete paragraph with the appropriate facts about the Aztecs.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Sixth graders complete map-work in order to understand the progression of hunter-gatherer societies. In this hunter-gatherer instructional activity, 6th graders label maps with the Equator, the Tropics, and the vegetation. They complete associated worksheets to show their understanding of the reasons for where people live.
6th Social Studies & History 5 Views 48 Downloads
Far Away Places; Strange-Sounding Names, An Introduction to Ancient Civilizations
Sixteen attractive slides give details of the main places, things, and people the students will encounter during their study of ancient civilizations. Each of the classic slides has a title, 1 or 2 bullet points with summary facts, and a relevant clear image.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 38 Downloads
Pocket Dictionary: Ancient Civilizations
In this ancient civilizations vocabulary worksheet, students make a 28 page pocket dictionary with words about ancient civilizations. Students write the definitions provided for each word. Note: The word cards appear to be missing for the dictionary, but there is a list.
5th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 19 Downloads
Ancient India-Mauryan Empire
Learn about the Mauryan Empire and its ruler Ashoka. This clip describes the politics, conquests, and conflict that marked this era in ancient Indian civilization. This is an informative and interesting clip perfect for grades 7-9.
7 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Mystery of the Maya, part 3/4
How have linguists and archaeologists been able to decode the Mayan written language? We find that the Mayan numeric system was the first clue into Mayan language. Part three in this four-part series also touches upon Mayan astronomy and the linguists who were able to decode and read ancient Mayan glyphs.
10 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Mystery of the Maya, Part 1/4
Uncover the mystery of the Maya through a blend of recreated dramatizations, video footage, and explanatory narration. In part one of this four-part series we learn how the first scientific explorers discovered the ancient ruins deep in the South American jungle.
10 mins 6th - 9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads