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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 11 Views 18 Downloads
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 3 Views 33 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
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 29 Views 132 Downloads
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 18 Views 18 Downloads
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 39 Views 107 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 12 Views 24 Downloads
Causes of the American Revolution: the Stamp Act Crisis
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.
5th Social Studies & History 58 Views 292 Downloads
Incorporating Archaeological "Time-Outs" into the Latin Curriculum
Here is a lesson plan whose focus is on classical archaeology. In groups, high schoolers read various myths and legends to examine the how the culture was passed between different groups. They participate in a role-play activity in which they represent different countries trading with each other and discover how cultures can clash.
10th - 12th Languages 7 Views 11 Downloads
Archimedes 287-212 BC
Ancient mathematician Archimedes had a few tricks up his sleeve, and in this ancient history reading selection, students discover his creative prowess. They determine why he is considered to be a genius and innovator of his time through interesting stories.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 30 Downloads
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.
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Storytime with a Greek Myth: Deucalion and Pyrrha
In this Deucalion and Pyrrha lesson plan, students listen to the Greek Myth and then point out details in the painting illustrating the story. Students point out details that represent what they read and the primary colors.
Pre-K - 1st Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 22 Downloads
Mandalas: Geometric Link between Medicine and Histor
Students explore Mandalas. They observe a PowerPoint presentation explaining the history of Mandalas and the Aztecs of Mexico. Students discover the connections between geometry, medicine, and ancient history. They describe the geometric and artistic components of mandalas.
7th - 12th Math 3 Views 11 Downloads
Rise of Greek Civilization
Sixth graders explore the early Greek Civilization. In this ancient history activity, 6th graders participate in a simulation of Greek democracy, label a map of Greece including important city-states, and conduct individual research on the Trojan War or early Greek government.
6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads