Ancient History Teacher Resources
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English Hillside Horse
Students gather information about the English countryside by researching books and the Internet. Then they recognize that parts of England's topography consist of hills made of chalk that are covered by layers of grass and soil. Students also create a landscape that represents chalk figures similar to the giant horse carved in chalk near Wiltshire, England
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
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
"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
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
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
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
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
Pupils 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
Cargoes from Three Continents Ancient Mediterranean Trade
Sixth graders begin the activity 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
Trade in the Ancient Mediterranean
Students begin the lesson 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
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
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.
6th - 9th Social Studies & History
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
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
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