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Ancient History Teacher Resources
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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 instructional activity, they read an article out of "National Geographic" and answer discussion questions.
Students describe and assess the circumstances surrounding a major historical event from the ancient world by using the Internet and other resources to research its location, people, and repercussions. They write a news article that summarizes and draws conclusions from a historical event.
Students investigate ancient civilizations. In this ancient history lesson, students explore illustrated records from ancient civilizations on the Internet and discuss what the symbols mean. Students create their own mural using symbols similar to those found on the artifact.
Sixth graders explore the ancient Olympic Games. In this ancient history lesson, 6th graders view a PowerPoint presentation that compares the ancient Olympics to the modern games. Students discuss and review the material before they complete the provided worksheet to review the lesson.
Students study idol worship in the Byzantine Empire and the separation it cause between the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches. In this Byzantine Empire lesson plan, students study pictograph transparencies and take a pop quiz over them. Students discuss the eight century Byzantine Empire. Students create their own pictographs.
Students discover the meaning of a Norse runic message as they study a Vikings unit. In this Norse alphabet instructional activity, students decode a runic message as a part of a study about Vikings. Students earn the letters to decode the message as an award for answering questions or completing activities in class.