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In this online interactive world history worksheet, high schoolers answer 6 multiple choice questions regarding the Phoenicians, Hittites, and Assyrians. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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.
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.
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.
In this world history learning exercise, students complete a graphic organizer to elaborate on the rise and fall of the Assyrian Empire. Students also explain why the empire collapsed.
In this world history worksheet, 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.
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.
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.
In this history instructional activity, students find the words in the puzzle related to the civilizations of Assyria. The answers are found at the bottom of the page.
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.
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.
High schoolers 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.
Students 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.
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, learners 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.
Sixth graders research textbooks and outside sources to find information on Assyria and Babylonia. In this Mesopotamia lesson plan, 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.
Students develop a timeline of events associated with Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Indus River, and the Huang He. They prepare a clay, wood, or paper model of a representative artifact from one civilization. They write a description of their item. Students draw a representative fashion and write an explanation of their drawing.
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.
Fewer and fewer people have a strong grasp of world geography, but this activity helps students understand geopolitics by creating their own original historical map. The activity requires selecting a country from the list provided, conducting research from designated sources, and depicting an event, relationship, geopolitical circumstance, or economic-based concept in an original map. The map is the final assessment, however no rubric is provided. While the lesson calls for two class periods, students may benefit from additional time.