Ancient Civilizations Teacher Resources
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Ancient India-Mauryan Empire
Learn about the Mauryan Empire and its ruler Ashoka. This clip describes the politics, conquests, and conflict that marked this era in ancient Indian civilization. This is an informative and interesting clip perfect for grades 7-9.
7 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Origins of Civilization - India - The Empire of Spirit 2/6
Travel to the Indian countryside to see how Indian culture evolved. In part two the caste system, the Vedas, and the teachings of Krishna are introduced. A wonderful look into the spiritual life and ritual of Indian culture.
10 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Mystery of the Maya, part 3/4
How have linguists and archaeologists been able to decode the Mayan written language? We find that the Mayan numeric system was the first clue into Mayan language. Part three in this four-part series also touches upon Mayan astronomy and...
10 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Mystery of the Maya, Part 4/4
Part four concludes this wonderful series on the scientific, linguistic, and archaeological evidence used throughout world history to uncover the mysteries of the Mayan people. In this episode we find the tomb of a king and his remains....
8 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Mystery of the Maya, Part 1/4
Uncover the mystery of the Maya through a blend of recreated dramatizations, video footage, and explanatory narration. In part one of this four-part series we learn how the first scientific explorers discovered the ancient ruins deep in...
10 mins 6th - 9th Social Studies & History
Culture and Kingdoms of West Africa
Africa was home to many great ancient civilizations, this presentation covers aspect of 4 of them. Middle schoolers explore aspects of civilizations from Nubia, Ghana, Mali, and Songhay. Topics covered are achievements, culture, great...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Teach Ancient Civilizations: Africa
Amazing! Teach learners about the wonders of ancient Africa and Asia with a comprehensive set of teaching tools. You'll click to find a well-constructed presentation, a worksheet that has kids compare and contrast ancient alphabets, a...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Roman Holiday in Google Earth
Students plan an itinerary for an educational trip to Rome. In this research skills instructional activity, students use Google Earth to conduct research for their project in their travel teams. Students also set up blogs to share their...
6th - 7th Social Studies & History
6th Grade Constructed Response Question
Graphs, charts, maps, diagrams. Reading and comprehending informational text is far more than just decoding the words on a page. Here's a packet that provides young readers with practice answering constructed response questions using...
4th - 6th English Language Arts
The Weighing of the Heart Ceremony: The After Life
There is nothing more fascinating than ancient civilizations. Take a journey into the afterlife with a look at the Egyptian weighing of the heart ceremony. Kids will love learning about Ammut the devourer, Horus, and Osiris as they...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
Civilizations of the Ancient Near East
Sixth graders investigate ancient civilizations by creating a research project. In this world history instructional activity, 6th graders investigate historic civilizations developed close to important rivers of the near East. Students...
6th Social Studies & History
Sort It Out - Ancient Civilizations
Students identify and sort primary source photographs of contributions from ancient civilizations. For this ancient civilizations lesson, students work in small groups to identify and discuss the contributions. Students sort 53...
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History
Life in a Box - Ancient Civilizations and Their Contributions
Students investigate the history of the world by examining images and artifacts. In this ancient civilizations lesson, students utilize photographs from a cardboard box as clues in order to identify the specific civilization group they...
K - 3rd Social Studies & History