Ancient History Teacher Resources
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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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads
The Poetics of Hip Hop
The Bard, Mikki Giovanni, Mos Def? “Sonnet 18,” Ego Tripping,” and “Black on Both Sides”? Sure! It’s the poetics. Class members compare the lyrics, rhythm, and rhyme in classic poetry to hip-hop in a richly detailed resource that includes audio and video features.
9th - 12th Language Arts 47 Views 36 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Absolutism: A Concept Formation Lesson
Rather than just memorizing and regurgitating a definition, your young historians will determine on their own what critical attributes the concept of absolutism entails! This excellent lesson plan involves analysis of a period portrait of King Louis XIV of France, and then group work to review, analyze, and classify several different examples of absolute monarchs.
9th - 12th Language Arts 84 Views 64 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Exploring the Israeli and Palestinian Conflict through a Graphic Novel
Approaching the roots of the Israeli and Palestinian conflict can feel like a daunting task for many instructors; here you will find a lesson plan, reading materials, and handouts that will greatly support you in this valuable endeavor.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Music and Creativity in Ancient Greece
Take a fascinating look into the many ways in which music played an absolutely integral role in the culture of ancient Greece. Rooted in ancient Greek mythology and the common medium through which all core disciplines were taught and studied, discover how for ancient Greeks, music was also the basis for understanding the fundamental interconnectedness of all things in the universe.
5 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 94 Views 87 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
My Big Fat Greek Olympics
The Olympic Games are indeed a significant and far-reaching cultural component in our international community today, but from where do they originate? Where do our traditions stem from, and how do we choose the sports that constitute this momentous event?
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 76 Views 62 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Timeline Project
This is a great idea for any social studies classroom to incorporate throughout the year as an ongoing project! Line your walls with a continuous strip of butcher paper to design a large timeline that you can add to as you cover historical events throughout the year.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
History & Trends in Health Care
From the ancient Romans' efforts to drain marshland in order to reduce malaria, to Louis Pasteur's vaccinations for rabies and anthrax, discover the evolution of health care methods and documentation throughout history. Each slide in this presentation focuses on a particular culture, primarily in ancient history, and its unique contribution to man's knowledge of how to treat disease and illness.
9th - 12th Health 11 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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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 39 Views 10 Downloads
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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.
5th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 5 Views 1 Download
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 27 Views 88 Downloads
This Old Ship
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 lesson, but a social studies lesson as well!
7th - 8th Science 7 Views 30 Downloads
Students explore theories about how the Olmec civilization influenced other Mesoamerican societies. They research the Olmecs to create a museum exhibit of their findings and reflect on how an Olmec person might have understood the culture's influence.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 80 Downloads
Horn of Plenty
Students read the article "African Pastoral: Archaeologists Rewrite the Story of Farming" from The New York Times and discuss how the image of the farmer has changed over the centuries. Students work in groups to create time-lines and handouts on the different aspects of farming as they relate to the article.
6th - 12th Science 11 Views 23 Downloads
"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 7 Views 30 Downloads