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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 65 Views 57 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 39 Views 158 Downloads
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 24 Views 34 Downloads
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
Young scholars explore early civilizations. In this ancient history lesson, students research Neanderthal and Egyptian civilizations for information regarding how the civilizations flourished. Young scholars also watch Discovery video segments to gain an understanding of early civilizations.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 67 Downloads
Ancient History Cyber-Journalists
Students explore the ancient past. For this ancient civilizations lesson, 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. Lesson extension activities are included as well.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 111 Downloads
Pop Around the World
Students 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 5 Views 45 Downloads
Renaissance in Ancient Egypt: the 25 th and 30th Dynasties
Seventh graders examine ancient Egypt. For 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 16 Views 47 Downloads
Walking in the Footsteps of the Romans
Students walk in the footsteps of Romans. In this research skills activity, 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
Students explore examples of ancient warfare and discuss the various uses of ancient military technologies. Students investigate the origins of biological and chemical weapons and create a classroom exhibit depicting technology and strategies used during ancient battles.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 38 Downloads
Cargoes from Three Continents Ancient Mediterranean Trade
Sixth graders begin the lesson by researching the different types of ships and shipbuilding techniques used to help trade in the Mediterranean Sea. Using different objects, they determine what one can tell about a society and discuss how trade helped spread ideas.
6th Social Studies & History 6 Views 19 Downloads
Trade in the Ancient Mediterranean
Students begin the lesson plan by locating cities and other points of interest in the ancient world. In groups, they use the internet to research the types of ships used during this time period and discuss the reasons why trade was used. They research an city or area on their own to identify the social, political and economic functions of the society.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 30 Downloads
The Interconnectedness of Ancient Peoples Map Study
Seventh graders begin this lesson plan by viewing various maps of the Ancient World. As a class, they take notes on the changes of different areas in Europe and Asia as their teacher lectures to them. They answer questions about the geography and trade of each area to end the lesson plan.
7th Social Studies & History 14 Views 53 Downloads
Using Evidence from a Shipwreck to Explore Late Bronze Age Trade in the Mediterranean
Students examine a shipwreck from the late Bronze Age. As a class, they view a variety of slides to describe the cargo and examine the artifacts found on the wreckage. They discuss what each object tells them about the crew and the time period.
5th - 9th Social Studies & History 5 Views 25 Downloads
Enduring Influence: Rome, Greece, and Byzantium
Young scholars explore ancient cultures. In this ancient history lesson, students view programs that depict the ancient Roman, Greek, and Byzantine cultures. Young scholars consider how archaeologists, geologists, and scientists have uncovered the culture of Pompeii.
6th - 9th Social Studies & History 8 Views 61 Downloads
Japanese Wood Block Prints
Students identify the four islands of Japan and the ancient history of Japan to discover when woodblock printmaking was developed. They complete the steps to create a woodblock print and demonstrate reverse imaging when printing. Finally, students create three cardboard blocks to make their prints from and then, mount their prints on cardboard blocks.
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
The Story of Last Names
Pupils read about the origins of last names during the Medieval Times. In this ancient history lesson plan, students hear a story the introduces the idea of last names and where they came from. This lesson plan includes examples of last names and what they meant.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads