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Mysteries in Ancient History: Stonehenge and The Iceman's Death
In this mysteries in ancient history: Stonehenge and the iceman's death worksheet, learners complete the graphic organizer in their research on Stonehenge, then read the theory on the iceman's death and write a story about the day he died.
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. The lesson culminates with a research paper or presentation and a self -assessment activity. Th lesson has excellent resources, is well written, and builds a solid foundation for later learning.
Ancient History Quiz 1
In this ancient history worksheet, students answer 10 short answer questions based on their knowledge of ancient history. Most of the questions focus on the history of Greece and Rome.
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.
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.
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.
Ancient History Cyber-Journalists
Students explore the ancient past. In 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. They watch a video and answer discussion questions to end the lesson.
Trade in the Ancient Mediterranean
Students begin the instructional activity 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.
The Interconnectedness of Ancient Peoples Map Study
Seventh graders begin this lesson 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.
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.
Enduring Influence: Rome, Greece, and Byzantium
Students explore ancient cultures. In this ancient history lesson, students view programs that depict the ancient Roman, Greek, and Byzantine cultures. Students consider how archaeologists, geologists, and scientists have uncovered the culture of Pompeii.
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.
The Story of Last Names
Students 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.
A New Technology: An Early History of Pottery
Students view a presentation on the ancient history of ceramics and gain insight into the early days of pottery making. They also reflect on how new technologies change the world.
North Korea's Power Play
Young scholars research a number of websites to see how North Korea's leaders have shaped the country. They investigate Korea's ancient history and culture.