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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 119 Views 87 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Ancient History: The Importance of Logistics in Greek & Roman Armies
Before one can understand the military tactics practiced throughout history, he needs to become familiarized with tactics practiced in the ancient past. Learners take a critical look at the military logistics used by Alexander the Great as he conquered Asia Minor and India, and how Scipio Africanus took New Carthage from Hannibal.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 25 Views 36 Downloads
Rome: Republic to Empire
Sixth graders discuss the rise of Rome from a republic to a dictatorship. In small groups, they role-play as congress people debating whether or not to give the president more powers. In another activity, 6th graders produce television interviews with leaders from ancient history.
6th Social Studies & History 40 Views 159 Downloads
Pop Around the World
Learners study the origin ofc. They locate countries where it is grown on a world map. They color the world map and glue kernels of popcorn onto the countries from which popcorn originated. They write the names of common items that contain some type of corn product.
1st - 5th Social Studies & History 6 Views 46 Downloads
The Poetics of Hip Hop
The Bard, Mikki Giovanni, Mos Def? “Sonnet 18,” Ego Tripping,” and “Black on Both Sides”? Sure! It’s the poetics. Class members compare the lyrics, rhythm, and rhyme in classic poetry to hip-hop in a richly detailed resource that includes audio and video features.
9th - 12th Language Arts 59 Views 42 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Ancient History Cyber-Journalists
Students explore the ancient past. In this ancient civilizations instructional activity, students research ancient events and write newspaper articles about the events. Students work in teams of 4 to produce group newspapers that feature their findings.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 112 Downloads
Absolutism: A Concept Formation Lesson
Rather than just memorizing and regurgitating a definition, your young historians will determine on their own what critical attributes the concept of absolutism entails! This excellent lesson plan involves analysis of a period portrait of King Louis XIV of France, and then group work to review, analyze, and classify several different examples of absolute monarchs.
9th - 12th Language Arts 104 Views 75 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Some Ways to Integrate Trade, the "Missing Link" into Ancient History
Ninth graders examine the importance of trade in the Mediterranean Sea. In groups, they create a chart of the items that were most popular in the late Bronze Age and where they originated. To end the lesson, they read an article out of "National Geographic" and answer discussion questions.
9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 26 Downloads
Students explore early civilizations. In this ancient history lesson, students research Neanderthal and Egyptian civilizations for information regarding how the civilizations flourished. Students also watch Discovery video segments to gain an understanding of early civilizations.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 20 Views 72 Downloads
New Review Exploring the Israeli and Palestinian Conflict through a Graphic Novel
Approaching the roots of the Israeli and Palestinian conflict can feel like a daunting task for many instructors; here you will find a lesson plan, reading materials, and handouts that will greatly support you in this valuable endeavor.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Renaissance in Ancient Egypt: the 25 th and 30th Dynasties
Seventh graders examine ancient Egypt. In this ancient history lesson, 7th graders collaborate to research advancements made during the 25th and 30th centuries. Students create presentations regarding their research findings.
7th Social Studies & History 21 Views 50 Downloads
Walking in the Footsteps of the Romans
Students walk in the footsteps of Romans. In this research skills lesson, students use Google Earth to conduct research on famous Romans. The culminating project should be a multimedia tour through Rome that students share with their fellow classmates.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 23 Downloads
Music and Creativity in Ancient Greece
Take a fascinating look into the many ways in which music played an absolutely integral role in the culture of ancient Greece. Rooted in ancient Greek mythology and the common medium through which all core disciplines were taught and studied, discover how for ancient Greeks, music was also the basis for understanding the fundamental interconnectedness of all things in the universe.
5 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 119 Views 104 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
My Big Fat Greek Olympics
The Olympic Games are indeed a significant and far-reaching cultural component in our international community today, but from where do they originate? Where do our traditions stem from, and how do we choose the sports that constitute this momentous event?
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 81 Views 67 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Timeline Project
This is a great idea for any social studies classroom to incorporate throughout the year as an ongoing project! Line your walls with a continuous strip of butcher paper to design a large timeline that you can add to as you cover historical events throughout the year.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 32 Views 28 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
History & Trends in Health Care
From the ancient Romans' efforts to drain marshland in order to reduce malaria, to Louis Pasteur's vaccinations for rabies and anthrax, discover the evolution of health care methods and documentation throughout history. Each slide in this presentation focuses on a particular culture, primarily in ancient history, and its unique contribution to man's knowledge of how to treat disease and illness.
9th - 12th Health 11 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 51 Views 101 Downloads
This Old Ship
Junior archaeologists will be able to describe shipwreck artifacts and the information they reveal. They work in small groups to reasearch wreckage features of different period ships, making this not only a science activity, but a social studies activity as well!
7th - 8th Science 7 Views 30 Downloads