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Decoding the First Alphabets: Not as Simple as A, B, C
Explore early writing systems and their significance in understanding the development of past civilizations. In groups, learners research early writing systems and then present their findings to the rest of the class. They teach their classmates how to write their names in the early style of writing.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 58 Views 320 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Hammurabi's Code: What Does It Tell Us About Old Babylonia?
High schoolers examine Hammurabi's Code. They take on the role of his council of advisors and report their "advice" to the king. They write an essay discussing an aspect of daily life that the Code exemplifies.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 61 Downloads
And the Winner Is-
Sixth graders research ancient river civilizations for important events. In this award designing lesson, 6th graders create a graphic organizer with the events that most affected the society and then create an award for that society. Students complete a worksheet looking at each of the civilizations.
6th Social Studies & History 15 Views 107 Downloads
Urban Ecosystems 2: Why are There Cities? A Historical Perspective
Second in a series of five lessons, this lesson encourages preteens to consider cities as urban ecosystems. First, they keep a food diary for a few days. They visit the Natrional Agricultural Statistics Service website for current data on food production.
4th - 6th Science 13 Views 28 Downloads
Geography: Quiz 8
This 10-question quiz primarily focuses on the industrial revolution and human geography. The teacher provides 4 versions of the same quiz to reduce the potential for cheating on this multiple choice test. It is likely that this quiz corresponds with a specific text; however, the resource is not referenced.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 24 Views 90 Downloads
Greeks and Persians
Considering the evolution of democracy and civilization to this day, is there any reason to believe the Persians should have defeated the Greeks in the Persian War? Why could the legacy of Ancient Greece be considered "profoundly ambiguous"?
11 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 21 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Tea, Taxes, and the American Revolution
Rather than simply summarizing the events that led to the American Revolution, have your learners listen as John Green offers some interesting points to be used as discussion or writing prompts in your review of the war. Green details early American colonies as self-governing entities, brings to light some hypocrisies of the War for Independence, and concludes by discussing the influence of the Enlightenment.
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 30 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Elements of Civilization
Students create their own ancient civilizations based off of topographical maps of Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Indus Valley, and the Yellow River. In this social studies lesson, students are assigned one topographical map to use to create their civilizations.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 21 Views 51 Downloads
Calligraphy, Handwriting And The Alphabet
Students produce calligraphy projects using writing skills and unique tools in this six-day Art activity. Emphasis is placed upon the work of Portland, Oregon calligraphy artist Inga Dubay and her experiences with "Italic" writing techniques.
K - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 11 Views 58 Downloads
The Beginnings of Civilization in Mesopotamia, Egypt and Kush
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 24 Downloads
The Northeast Region
For this North Eastern Asia geography worksheet, learners read about the culture, economics, and life of the Northeast region. Students take notes and answer 4 short answer comprehension questions as they read the selection.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 27 Views 116 Downloads
The Crusades: Voices and Perspectives
Invite your young historians to discover the distinct perspectives of Muslim, European, Jewish, and Byzantine groups during the Crusades. Class members are divided into groups and are given a packet of handouts, including background information, maps, artistic depictions of major figures, and more, to review for a particular historical group.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 63 Views 55 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Code of Hammurabi
With this well-organized worksheet, your young historians will analyze a variety of excerpts from Hammurabi's code, determine central themes and concepts of the document, and draw connections between Hammurabi's form of government and what exists today in the United States.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 80 Views 74 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Venice and the Ottoman Empire
In the nineteenth episode of a world history series, the narrator explains how the mutually beneficial relationship between the Venetians and the Ottomans led to the Renaissance and Christopher Columbus' voyages. More specifically, your class members will learn about Venetian reliance on trade and merchant ships, coupled with the Ottoman Empire's capture of Egypt and control of trade through the Mediterranean.
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Crusades - Pilgrimage or Holy War?
Walk your learners through the progression of the Crusades, discovering the political and religious motivations along the way, learning about such famous figures as Saladin and Richard the Lionheart, and considering the real historical impact of the pilgrimages.
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Christianity from Judaism to Constantine
How did the religion of Christianity begin, gain prominence, and flourish to become the world's largest religion? The narrator explores the origins and historical context of Christianity, beginning by reviewing Judaism and the covenant of Abraham to the life of Jesus under the roman empire.
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Globalization I - The Upside
Invite your learners to consider how technological advancements and increased trade and travel have affected the development of our world community, and the drastic shifts in culture and lifestyle that have occurred as a result of globalization.
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 26 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What fabrics are our clothes made of? Where do those fabrics from? Lead your pupils to discover the answers to these questions and more. Class members have a chance to play with various fabrics, invesitgating the materials and labels along the way.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 14 Views 57 Downloads CCSS: Designed