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Sixth graders investigate symbolism in history by examining Ancient Egypt. In this ancient civilization lesson, 6th graders analyze the different social structures and politics of Egypt, Kush and Mesopotamia. Students research and identify characters from Ancient Egyptian writings known as hieroglyphics.
Students analyze the beginnings of civilizations in Mesopotamis, Egypt and Kush. Using maps, they locate the major river systems and landforms in each area and how they helped to support new civilizations. They describe the main features of Egyptian art and architecture. They also explore the history of language in its written and spoken fom.
Young scholars explore world geography by completing worksheets in class. In this India history lesson, students identify the location of India and examine a timeline of the country from over 6000 years ago. Young scholars research the Internet to discover the different people who lived there before completing a worksheet.
Sixth graders create a travel brochure highlighting the accomplishments of the Indus Valley civilization. Group work allows students to create brochures illustrating the location, government, religion, agriculture, cultural and scientific contributions of this ancient civilization.
Seventh graders study the history and civilization of the Indus Valley. For this Ancient India lesson, 7th graders research the political and social characteristics of the Indus Valley civilization. Students create a travel brochure based on the political, social, geographical, economic, and cultural research they found. Students then use the brochures to help them complete graphic organizers comparing the Indus Valley to other river civilizations.
Students participate in various activities to improve the development of their writing and printing skills. In this writing and printing skills lesson, students read about the development of writing in Ancient Egypt and the production of books. Students complete multiple activities for the lesson.