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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.
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.
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.
Ninth graders begin the lesson by being introduced to the basic terms of economics. In groups, they discover how they are affected by trade because of the clothes they wear and foods they eat. Using primary sources, they examine the development of Minoan and Mycenaean cultures. To end the lesson, they analyze the relationship between producers and consumers.
Students acquire and discover what it was like to be the ancient Greeks and Romans at a feast. They identify the informal and formal Greek and Roman clothing styles,and basic information about ancient make-up and hairstyles and the appearance and function of Greek and Roman dining couches and dining rooms. Finally, students prepare the basics of ancient cooking and the differences between ancient and modern Mediterranean cuisine.
Young scholars explore ancient cultures. For this ancient religions lesson, students study the civilizations of ancient Mesopotamia they watch "Garden of Eden" and discuss their impressions. Young scholars then research Sumer and prepare presentations regarding their research findings.
Students develop an elementary understanding of the history of art. They study the basic elements of a painting including perspective, composition, color, light and symbolism. They look at each selected painting and analyze it, moving from first impressions to a more detailed examination. to
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).
Seventh graders analyze the amount and conditions of trade in the late Bronze Age. In groups, they research where a variety of items and goods originated. They participate in Mediterranean trade days in which they try to acquire as much as possible. They complete a worksheet to end the lesson.
In this Cleopatra and Ancient Egypt lesson, students learn about Cleopatra and the succession of Egyptian rules through the present day. Students watch a clip from the movie Cleopatra, read about events in the life of Cleopatra and analyze her personality. Students role play various characters in the setting of ancient Egypt.
Young scholars examine the work of Gypsy Snider and her contemporary circus ensemble, "Les Sept Doigts de le Main." In this artistic expression lesson, students explore physical movement, physical comedy, and circus arts as a form of artistic expression. A variety of lessons/activities are provided for multiple age ranges.
Third graders write a caption for a photograph. In this Ancient History lesson, 3rd graders use a Time for Kids magazine to locate a caption and make observations about it. Students view pictures of Ancient Greece and Rome and create a caption for a photograph as a class. Students then work independently to write their own caption for another photograph and share it with a partner
Students research world geography by reading assigned text. In this cultural tradition instructional activity, students read information regarding American Indians, Buddhists, Hindu and other collections of people around the world. Students discuss their holiday celebrations and histories before completing several worksheets regarding favorite student activities.