Ancient History Teacher Resources
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Familiarize your literary scholars with the Pourquoi genre as they prepare to write their own tale. Although there isn't much detail here, you can easily tweak and embellish ideas to make them work in your classroom. Learners fold paper to create a 2x7 semantic feature analysis chart comparing Pourquoi and general fiction stories.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
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 lesson, 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
MapTrek Ancient World
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
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 English Language Arts
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
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
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
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
Mapping a Site: Math & Art Working Together
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.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Virtual History - Roma
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
Chapter 3 The Mediterranean and the Middle East 2000-500 BCE
A ton of interesting information awaits you. Dive into this presentation and pull out major points that show the history, politics, and culture of the Mediterranean and Middle East from 2000-500 BCE. There are 78 information-packed slides ready to complement to your next ancient history lesson.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History
China Overview: A Brief History of Chinese Dynasties
Sometimes all you need is a quick reminder and a brief outline to help put information in order. Present your class with an outline of the major accomplishments, individuals, and culture that marked each of China's ten Dynasties. This is a great resource for review, introduction, or as part of a larger unit.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
Lesson: Painting Stories
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.
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Pilgrims and Puritans
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.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History
Teaching Spanish Heritage in the Context of the Ancient Mediterranean
Young scholars identify and interpret Spanish heritage, including the Mediterranean culture, language, history, trade, and migration. Following, they began an in-depth study of Egypt, the Middle East, Greece, and Rome and were able to make connections with the Spanish heritage and distant civilizations.
9th - 12th Languages
Breaking the Chains, Rising Out of Circumstances
Middle schoolers research slavery in ancient Rome and compare and contrast it to slavery in the United States. In this slavery lesson, students investigate the differences of slavery in different parts of the country, write a paper to report their findings, and create drawings that also depict the results of the research.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Passport to Ancient Civilizations
Second graders explore the concept of contributions of ancient civilizations. In this civilization lesson, 2nd graders discover what contributions the ancient civilizations of China made to modern times. Students discover various inventions created in China.
2nd Social Studies & History