Ancient History Teacher Resources
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"No News Like Ancient News"
Want to know more about Ancient history? Young historians will read a minimum of two web sites to complete the chart "Residents of Olympus". They choose one Greek god or goddess to research. This could be a small group activity or individual.
6th - 8th 21st Century Skills 9 Views 69 Downloads
Lesson: Flood Stories
There are so many flood stories and myths throughout history, each having similarities and differences. The painting Deucalion and Pyrrha depict a stormy scene one might see prior to a flood. Learners work to find the relationship between the myths and the painting.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 31 Downloads
ACTIVITY 6: MAKE A FOSSIL MOLD AND CAST and ACTIVITY 7: HOW BIG WERE PREHISTORIC ANIMALS?
Instructions for two terrific ancient history lessons for your primary paleontologists are provided in this resource. The first involves the creation of fossil cast replicas using plaster of Paris. The directions are detailed, but the background information is not.
1st - 3rd Science 5 Views 52 Downloads
Share pupil responses to an interactive slide show about a design initiative intended to help the world's poor. The class works in groups to brainstorm ideas, and then prepares sketches of their own design solutions. Each rendering should demonstrate their design.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 143 Downloads
Banking 17: What happened to the gold?
Learn the value of a dollar in this video, which explains the natural transition from the gold standard. Asking viewers if they would trust gold or the U.S. Government, Sal explains how the concept of wealth has shifted and adapted throughout our economic history.
10 mins 9th - Higher Ed Math 3 Views 2 Downloads
Learners 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 10 Views 39 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 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.
7th Social Studies & History 15 Views 53 Downloads
Enduring Influence: Rome, Greece, and Byzantium
Learners explore ancient cultures. In this ancient history instructional activity, students view programs that depict the ancient Roman, Greek, and Byzantine cultures. Learners consider how archaeologists, geologists, and scientists have uncovered the culture of Pompeii.
6th - 9th Social Studies & History 10 Views 63 Downloads
Using Evidence from a Shipwreck to Explore Late Bronze Age Trade in the Mediterranean
Young scholars 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
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
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.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
The Ancient Civilization of Mali
Students explore the ancient civilization of Mali and examine various historical and cultural aspects of the civilization. In this ancient civilization of Mali instructional activity, students examine trade with respect to geographic locations, discover the Sudiata's Legacy and examine the five pillars of Islam.
Pre-K - 6th Social Studies & History 49 Views 300 Downloads
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Ancient history and geography go hand-in-hand; navigate both with your fingertips in this simple, yet informative application! Arranged along a timeline are 33 maps of ancient empires, on which you can tap pins for information about cities, bodies of water, or land forms.
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History 43 Views 14 Downloads
Desert Fever: A Student-Centered Approach to Learning About the Middle East
Explore the exciting and diverse geography, people, history, governments, and economies of the Middle East. Curious minds develop a basic vocabulary of Arabic terms and work with various materials to create an aesthetically pleasing, easy-to-understand board game for their own use (and for use by their peers).
4th Social Studies & History 15 Views 85 Downloads
Learning From the Past
Coming up on the Olympics? Be sure your middle schoolers understand the dynamic and ancient history of this global tradition. They begin by recalling traditions parents have passed down, considering their relevance and ways they might be improved.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Ancient Egyptian Cartouche
The best part about teaching sixth grade is ancient history. Kids love learning about the ancient past and they'll love creating Egyptian cartouches using real hieroglyphics. They'll discuss ancient art forms, practice drawing ancient hieroglyphs, and discuss the cultural significance of the ancient cartouche.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 18 Downloads
New Review The Nutcracker Teacher Resource Guide
Clara becomes Marie, The Mouse King becomes a rat, and the Shadyside section of Pittsburgh becomes the setting for a modern interpretation of Tchaikovsky's famous ballet. Intended as a resource guide for a 2012 performance, the background information on the original ballet, lesson prompts, and musical activities can be used with any performance, in any classroom, or for family discussion.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 0 Downloads
Lesson: Tlatelolco: Mexican Student Massacre 1968
The Massacre of Tlatelolco is the focus of a discussion-based lesson. Civil-minded learners consider the nature of student movements that have ended in violence based on over-reaction and government oppression. They discuss the social consequences of the massacre and the more current protests.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads