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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...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History
Folk Tales and Fables
Pages and pages of engaging activities, worksheets, and writing projects on teaching folktales and fables await you! You don't want to miss this incredible resource that not only includes a wide range of topics and graphic organizers,...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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...
9th - 12th English Language Arts 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...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
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...
9th Social Studies & History
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...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Dia de los Muertos Educator Resource Guide
What are the origins of el Dia de los Muertos, and how is this tradition observed in contemporary celebrations? With a variety of lesson plans and suggested hands-on activities, here is an excellent resource to reference as you prepare...
4th - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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 CCSS: Adaptable
Comparing Slave Trades: A Study of the Transatlantic and Trans-Saharan Slave Trades
While most people are familiar with the transatlantic slave trade, there is less knowledge of another major external African slave trade in world history: the trans-Saharan slave trade. Pupils work in groups to read informational texts...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The New Colossus
The Statue of Liberty is one of the United States' most iconic monuments. Learners examine the poem "The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus, which is engraved on the Statue of Liberty's pedestal. They then respond to a series of text-based...
7th - 10th English Language Arts 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
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...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
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...
5 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable