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All Roads Lead to Rome
Sixth graders gain knowledge of the "life cycle" of a civilization, and begin to explain the close relationship between social and political systems. Finally students design a costume to represent a citizen of the Roman Empire.
In this Mediterranean Europe worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer as they read several passages, then answer five comprehension questions.
Landforms and Resources in Europe
In this landforms worksheet, students take notes in a chart about landforms and resources of Europe and how they have shaped life there, then answer six comprehension questions.
Napoleon and the Wars of the First and Second Coalitions
After a brief summary of Napoleon's conquests and the coalitions against which he fought, this video details his emergence as Emperor and a major superpower in Europe. It summarizes main points about Napoleon, including his trail through Egypt and back into France, and his appointment as first Consul. This video is a good way to expose students to the basic feats of Napoleon through a series of explanatory maps, up to the formation of the Third Coalition in 1803.
The Etruscans were a mighty civilization that living in what is now known as Tuscany. Discover their politics, military, writing system, and rulers of Rome through a visual presentation. The work is already done, all you need to do is deliver a lecture the ancient Etruscans would be proud of.
Rome: Republic to Empire
Sixth graders discuss the rise of Rome from a republic to a dictatorship. In small groups, they role-play as congress people debating whether or not to give the president more powers. In another activity, 6th graders produce television interviews with leaders from ancient history.
The Northern Renaissance
Differentiating between Northen European art and Italian art, these slides detail the intricacies of art during the Renaissance. Flemish, French, German, and English art, as well as the art of the "Low Countries" (Austria, Spain, and Greece) are featured in rich, brilliant colors. This walk through a virtual museum will leave your class spellbound and inspired.
Take a critical look at the causes and effects of the Reformation. It's all covered here, in this well formatted, image rich presentation. The inquisition, shifts in politics, religious development, and conflicts are outlined.
History and Culture of Italy
Italy is the birthplace of countless individuals who changed the course of human history.
How to Win a World War
Learners examine the major allied differences on wartime strategy and goals during World War II. They read and analyze primary source documents, complete a worksheet, analyze a timeline, and write an essay.
Regents High School Examination: Global History and Geography, 2009
Get your geographers thinking with this global history and geography standardized practice test. Class members respond to 50 multiple choice questions, 2 essay prompts, and 15 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of world history and geography. Images, maps, and political cartoons throughout give a more dynamic look to the test layout.
In this vocabulary worksheet, learners choose the correct vocabulary word to complete sentences and match definitions. Students have 24 words with 18 activities each.
Western European Reports
Fifth graders listen to lectures presenting the physical and political geography of Western Europe. They choose a research topic inspired by these countries and prepare a report to present to the class at the end of the class study of this region.
Third graders distinguish A.D. from B.C. on a timeline. They compare and contrast two different versions of the legend of Romulus and Remus.