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Students investigate the concept of water usage and conservation. The differences between modern and ancient practices are considered. They conduct research into the economic and social characteristics of ancient civilizations like Egypt to write a report about conservation practices highlighting the comparison.
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. They then use the visual cues in the painting to compose an original flood story. A neat lesson plan with a lot of cross curricular potential.
The Massacre of Tlatelolco is the focus of a discussion-based instructional activity. 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.
Imagine visiting Rome as it is and as it was. Using bubble technology, take 3-D virtual tours of battlefields, major public works, and villas. Use overlays to follow the expansion of the empire, the construction of the Coliseum, and the progression of Roman emperors. Read about the origins of Rome and enjoy the art. Study Roman battle strategy and examine weapons. A must-app for ancient history buffs.
Monte Alban is a site found in Oaxaca in South America. Learners will study the buildings and ornamentation found at the site to construct a scale model in class. This lesson blends, algebra, geometry, art, and ancient history through the wonders of model-based inquiry. Really challenging and fun!
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. By tapping on a flag, you can also read about historical figures or occurrences of the time.
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. Next, scholars investigate Pierre de Coubertin and the history of the Olympics as they read two informational illustrated texts. Although the texts aren't linked into the lesson plan, you can find them online. There are several synthesis activities to choose from; kids could write an essay on the spirit of the games, draw a timeline tracing Olympic history, write out the rules to a new game, or even come up with an awards ceremony plan in small groups.
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. Everything needed is included.
You're never too young for a lesson in fine art. Explore the painting Deucalion and Pyrrha, based on the Greek myth of the same name, with your class. You'll look at color, composition, texture, and technique, which are easily outlined by provided notes and images. You'll then have the class draw illustrations to a story they love.
With graphic organizers galore, learners will follow the changes of church and state in early colonial America. They look at the differences between the pilgrims and the puritans in terms of beliefs and life ways. Myths and misconceptions are also laid to rest. Could be a handy resource when discussion colonial life.
What does ancient history have to do with art? A lot, if you're studying the ancient Egyptians. Provided are examples and explanations of several key artifacts commonly linked to ancient Egyptian life. The text is basic, and the images are really good, meaning that this resource could be used to set the stage for a great elementary art project.
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." They analyze stereotypes in the film as well as how modern Egyptians felt about it. Multiple web resources are linked to each of the eight included lessons.
Junior archaeologists will be able to describe shipwreck artifacts and the information they reveal. They work in small groups to reasearch wreckage features of different period ships, making this not only a science instructional activity, but a social studies instructional activity as well!
Fifth graders view primary documents to become familiar with the causes of the American Revolutionary War. In this Causes of the American Revolution lesson, 5th graders answer questions based on the documents. Students complete a graphic organizer projected on an overhead projector.
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. For the second activity, you mark off the lengths of different dinosaurs on a 50-foot long rope for little ones to observe. Incorporate both of these activities to enhance your ancient history unit.