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Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Kush Teacher Resources
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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.
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.
Fifth graders participate in a mystery instructional activity that requires them to gather clues and identify the Nile River delta. In this geographical features instructional activity, 5th graders examine images and maps of the Nile as they work to figure out where in the world they are.
Students explore world geography by completing worksheets in class. In this India history instructional activity, students identify the location of India and examine a timeline of the country from over 6000 years ago. Students 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. In 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.