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Immerse your class in the ancient cultures of the world with this presentation, which travels through the Hittite Empire, the Assyrian Empire, Babylonia, and several more. Enjoy the pictures depicting the ancient worlds and the maps that track the movements and settlements of these populations.
Fewer and fewer people have a strong grasp of world geography, but this activity helps high schoolers 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.
Here is a lesson whose focus is on classical archaeology. In groups, high schoolers read various myths and legends to examine the how the culture was passed between different groups. They participate in a role-play activity in which they represent different countries trading with each other and discover how cultures can clash.
Ninth graders examine the importance of trade in the Mediterranean Sea. In groups, they create a chart of the items that were most popular in the late Bronze Age and where they originated. To end the lesson, they read an article out of "National Geographic" and answer discussion questions.
In this Egyptian history learning exercise, students read an excerpt about Ramses the Great of Egypt. They use this excerpt to respond to three questions that follow. Students explain why Egyptian pharaohs held so much power in Egypt and why they had such huge monuments.
Third graders investigate space by researching their zodiac signs. In this space science instructional activity, 3rd graders discuss the different zodiac symbols, their star representation and where the stars are located in the sky. Students create a visual representation of their star symbol on a paper plate.