We found 335 reviewed resources for ancient astronomy
Navigation in the Ancient Mediterranean and Beyond
9th - 11th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewAncient texts, like Homer's Odyssey, mentions navigating ships by observing constellations. Pupils learn about the link between history and astronomy as they relate to navigation in the Bronze Age. Scholars complete two hands-on...
Foundation of Civilization: Technological and Environmental Transformations
9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewWhat are the attributes of a civilization? A unit from Crash Course World History connects the main ideas from four of its videos to define a civilization and to track the transition from the Paleolithic Era to the Neolithic Revolution.
Music and Creativity in Ancient Greece
5 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Take a fascinating look into the many ways in which music played an absolutely integral role in the culture of ancient Greece. Rooted in ancient Greek mythology and the common medium through which all core disciplines were taught and...
Navigating with the Kamal
8th - 11th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewHistorians have proven that as early as 1497 skilled navigators were using a kamal to sail across oceans. Scholars learn about navigation tools and astronomy before building their own kamals. They then learn how to use it to determine...
The Sun Compass of the Vikings
7th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewEvidence shows the Vikings likely navigated by using a simple sundial to find their course. Videos, a short story, and discussion help bring this time period to life as they study European history with a hands-on experiment. Scholars...
Britannia Rule the Waves
9th - 11th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewCould you determine longitude based on measuring time? Early explorers used a longitude clock to do just that. Scholars learn about early exploration and the importance of the invention of the clock. Then pupils build their own longitude...
World History and Geography to 1500 A.D.
6th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
Here's a great resource for your curriculum library. The 240-page packet, organized into units by topics, includes sample lesson plans, links to primary and secondary source documents, worksheets, activities, and sample assessments.
Round and Round We Go — Exploring Orbits in the Solar System
5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Math and science come together in this cross-curricular astronomy lesson plan on planetary motion. Starting off with a hands-on activity that engages the class in exploring the geometry of circles and ellipses, this lesson plan then...
The Cuneiform Writing System in Ancient Mesopotamia: Emergence and Evolution
7th - 9th
Students research the parallel development and complexity of writing and civilization in ancient Mesopotamia. In this ancient Mesopotamia instructional activity, students analyze the Cuneiform writing system in ancient Mesopotamia and...
An Introduction to the Night Sky and Movement Astronomy
9th - 12th
Basically, this is an interactive exploration of educational astronomy software and an app. Young astronomers discover how the apparent motion of the sky relates to Earth's movements and the position of the observer. It is out of this...