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Students explore Greece. In this introduction to ancient Greece lesson, students locate and circle the names of the bodies of water surrounding Greece, then underline the names of important cities in Greece on a world map displayed on a Smart Board. Students define and discuss key vocabulary, then write it in a notebook. This lesson is appropriate for high school special needs students studying geography and world history.
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. By tapping on a flag, you can also read about historical figures or occurrences of the time.
Students discover the role of God in Israel's government and create a timeline of the significant events during a given biblical era. In this Israel's history lesson, students research seven major events of a given era and write them on notecards to create a timeline. Students react to what they learn in their journals.
Students create a simple machine that includes a cart and lever system that could have been used to build the ancient pyramids. In this simple machine lesson, students learn about the wheel and the axle as simple machines that help transport materials. They ultimately create a machine that would have helped build the ancient pyramids.
Eighth graders research the ancient cultures of India, China, Egypt, Greece, or Rome to identify their characteristics and civilizations. In this ancient cultures instructional activity, 8th graders work in groups to research one of the ancient civilizations and write an informative essay for their topic. Students turn their essays into speeches and multimedia presentations.
Students explore the Roman Empire. In this ancient Rome instructional activity, students watch "The Legacy of the Roman Empire," and discover details about Vindolanda, the Roman fort. Students compose letters from Roman soldiers at the fort that reveal what life was like there.