Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Kush Teacher Resources

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Young scholars 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 identify the major obstacles in farming in Mesopotamia. They work together to design and build a model that solves these problems. They write a short essay that describes the problems and their possible solutions.
Students research the computers for facts on Ancient Egypt and have knowledge on primary and secondary sources. In this Ancient Egypt lesson plan, students research Gods, Pharaohs, pyramids, temples, trades, and more.
Sixth graders gain an understanding of the geographical and socio-economical changes of ancient Egypt. They develop their research skills as they visit a variety of web sites to explore the different aspects of the Ancient Egyptians.
Sixth graders investigate symbolism in history by examining Ancient Egypt.  In this ancient civilization instructional activity, 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.
Sixth graders discover the problems that early Mesototamian farmers faced while developing agriculture in the land between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. They design a working model that solves those unique challenges.
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.
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.
Students explore world geography by completing worksheets in class. For this India history lesson, 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.
Eighth graders explore civilizations of the world. In this architecture lesson, 8th graders investigate multimedia sources in order to examine famous structures of the world. Links are provided to Library of Congress primary sources as well as other files and documents.
Students discuss the geographic and ecological area of India and its history. In this India lesson, students discover the history of India. Students then engage in a class discussion or India and it's area.
Middle schoolers 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. Middle schoolers complete multiple activities for the lesson.
Learners study what papyrus was and what it was used for. Students explore how papyrus was made, and the two writing systems hieroglyphics and cuneiform.
Students look at the conflict through the eyes of seven children from Israeli and Palestinian backgrounds, living in this harsh war torn land. Students explore how differences of opinion, ideas, and biases affect others and themselves.
Students investigate the Internet's role in preserving the ruins of ancient civilizations by creating an Internet scavenger hunt, a collection of Web sites and related questions
Learners investigate the impact of the Inca culture by examining our current society.  In this heritage lesson, students identify the Inca people, when they lived and where they were located.  Learners view photographs representing Inca culture in a PowerPoint slide show.
In this global history and geography standardized test practice worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice, 1 essay, and 15 short answer questions that require them to review their knowledge of world history and geography.

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