Ancient History Teacher Resources
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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
ACTIVITY 6: MAKE A FOSSIL MOLD AND CAST and ACTIVITY 7: HOW BIG WERE PREHISTORIC ANIMALS?
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.
1st - 3rd Science 4 Views 51 Downloads
Share pupil responses to an interactive slide show about a design initiative intended to help the world's poor. The class works in groups to brainstorm ideas, and then prepares sketches of their own design solutions. Each rendering should demonstrate their design.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 142 Downloads
Banking 17: What happened to the gold?
Learn the value of a dollar in this video, which explains the natural transition from the gold standard. Asking viewers if they would trust gold or the U.S. Government, Sal explains how the concept of wealth has shifted and adapted throughout our economic history.
10 mins 9th - Higher Ed Math 3 Views 2 Downloads
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 43 Views 299 Downloads
The Ancient Mediterranean: Trade, Contact, and Cultural Diffusion
Ninth graders begin the lesson plan 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.
9th Social Studies & History 10 Views 57 Downloads
Dining and Reclining: a Greco-Roman Feast
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.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 28 Downloads
Contributions of Ancient Civilizations Applied to Multimedia
Sixth graders complete a long-term unit on ancient and early civilizations. They conduct Internet research, define key vocabulary terms, analyze maps, and create a PowerPoint presentation about a selected early civilization.
6th Social Studies & History 27 Views 216 Downloads
The Roots of Religion: Teacher’s Guide
Students explore ancient cultures. In this ancient religions lesson, students study the civilizations of ancient Mesopotamia they watch "Garden of Eden" and discuss their impressions. Students then research Sumer and prepare presentations regarding their research findings.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 29 Views 146 Downloads
Ancient Egyptian History/African Literature Activity
Students gain a conversant knowledge of some aspect of ancient African literature of the eighteenth dynasty (1572-1315 B.C.) in Egypt. They choose either to make a crossword puzzle or a word search with at least 20 key words from their topic.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads
Look Before You Think: How To Appreciate a Painting
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.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 19 Downloads
Greek and Roman Symbolism
Learners explore Greek and Roman symbolism in art. In this visual art lesson, students draw portraits of ancient leaders based on the written descriptions they read about them. Learners also design campaign posters using Greek or Roman iconography.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 67 Downloads
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 11 Views 81 Downloads
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 Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Mediterranean Trade in the Late Bronze Age
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.
7th Social Studies & History 4 Views 24 Downloads
The World's a Stage
In this Cleopatra and Ancient Egypt lesson plan, 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.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
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 12 Views 18 Downloads
Creating Captions for Photographs of Ancient Greece and Rome
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.
3rd Social Studies & History 9 Views 45 Downloads