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Lesson: Deities & Superheroes
Here's a twist on the old compare-and-contrast lesson. Budding art historians compare an Assyrian limestone relief to comic book superheroes. They discuss the similarities and differences in the three-dimensional relief to two-dimensional cartoon images. Additionally, they discover how each is used to covey feelings and concepts and create their own superhero. The lesson finishes when pupils present their projects in a digital story format.
The Phoenicians, Hittites, and Assyrians
In this online interactive world history worksheet, students answer 6 multiple choice questions regarding the Phoenicians, Hittites, and Assyrians. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Conflict with Assyrians and Babylonians
Sixth graders research textbooks and outside sources to find information on Assyria and Babylonia. In this Mesopotamia lesson, 6th graders compare and contrast the cultures of the Assyrians and Babylonians in Mesopotamia. Students write a paragraph about each group and one showing their common traits.
The Assyrian Empire
History can be dramatic and so very interesting. Use this presentation to point out key elements and major events that led to the rise and fall of the Assyrian Empire.
The Assyrian Empire, 700 B.C.E.
Wondering how to visually depict the Assyrian Empire? This comprehensive color-coded map depicts various cities and countries in a simple format. Historians color-code the empire boundaries and create a key, then label a list of 36 cities, countries, and bodies of water. This may work well as a jigsaw activity, or you might even enlarge the map and have learners responsible for labeling specific parts, creating a visual display in the classroom.
The Assyrian Empire
For this world history worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer to elaborate on the rise and fall of the Assyrian Empire. Students also explain why the empire collapsed.
The Assyrian Empire
In this world history learning exercise, students complete a graphic organizer to describe the rise and fall of the Assyrian Empire and explain why the empire collapsed in their own words.
Exploring Four Empires of Mesopotamia
Discover what life was like under each of the four main empires that ruled ancient Mesopotamia. Kids can read along or take notes on the Akkadian, Babylonian, Assyrian, and Neo-Babylonian empires. Notes include dates, key rulers, military exploits, and social life.
Lesson Plan: What We Value
How have values changed? How does our society influence our choices? Two great questions lead this discussion about food production, history, and cause-and-effect relationships. Pupils analyze a limestone relief from Assyria, research its cultural significance, and then write a comparative piece describing the differences in food production.
The Seven Blunders of the World
Learners explore the cultures and civilizations of Mesopotamia. They take a look at the factors that shaped the region, and study the history of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and other ancient wonders of the world. The class is divided up into seven groups. Each one researches and makes a presentation to the class on one of the Seven Ancient Wonders. The lesson is really good, and looks like i will be motivating and enlightening for your middle schoolers.
The Assyrian Civilization
In this history worksheet, students find the words in the puzzle related to the civilizations of Assyria. The answers are found at the bottom of the page.
Aqueduct Architecture: Moving Water to the Masses in Ancient Rome
Ninth graders compare ancient and modern technology in water transporting. In this lesson on the evolution of the aqueduct, 9th graders build a working aqueduct model and examine its components. They explain the importance and use of the aqueduct in ancient Rome.
Ancient Tablets, Ancient Graves: Accessing Women's Lives in Mesopotamia
Students explore the role of women in ancient Mesopotamia. Several excerpts from the Mesopotamian cuneiform tablets and artifacts are analyzed to determine the treatment, rights, and powers of women in this era.
Combining Human And Animal Forms
Learners create animals from two or more different animal species. In this animals lesson plan, students analyze movement and form in different animals and then combine them together.
Passport To the Past: A Tour of the Ancient, European and Asian Collections
Students study fourteen images of paintings from the Memorial Art Gallery's tour of culture. They study the paintings for artifacts from other cultures and periods of history.
Students consider the purpose of a constitution and research Iraq's five major population groups. They write a letter to the Iraqi Governing Council from the perspective of a member of one of these Iraqi population groups.
In this world history quiz worksheet, students answer 12 multiple choice questions about world history including the Incas, Assyrian caravans, Rome, and Persia. They answer the questions online. The activity is meant to be used with an article which is not included.
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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.
Whether introducing or reviewing the format of the five-paragraph essay, your class members will benefit from color-coded slides that define and model the various parts of the essay. Although a complete essay is not included, the outline and the model sentences could be used to craft a complete essay about the Assyrians.
Heroes and Heroines: King David, Julius Caesar, Cleopatra and Napoleon
Students identify and examine four heroes from history and imaginative literature. They discuss the characteristics of a hero and share perceptions of what makes a hero. By comparing and analyzing a few historical and literary figures, the students incorporate the concepts of heroism into their psyches.