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Introduction to the Byzantine Empire
Students research the founding of the Byzantine Empire in this lesson. They examine the geographic advantages of Constantinople, and the establishment of the empire. Finally, they compare the Byzantines, Romans, and present-day civilizations.
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World History and Geography to 1500 A.D.
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.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Writing Exercises: The Byzantine Empire III
Three wonderful questions will help your middle schoolers better understand the Byzantine Empire. They construct short essay responses to each of the three prompts, discuss the schism between the Greek and Roman Catholic church, the...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
What can a Ganesh statue, hand ornament, and print block tell you about India? Introduce your learners to the geography, history, and culture of India by analyzing primary sources and using the well-designed worksheets provided in this...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Designing a Skyscraper
Besides serving as awe-inspiring monuments of human achievement, skyscrapers are built to perform a wide range of functions in urban communities. The second lesson in this series begins by exploring the history of the Empire State...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Building a Skyscraper
The construction of skyscrapers is no simple undertaking, involving the careful coordination and planning of many different people. The third lesson plan in this series explores this detailed process by first teaching children about the...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The American Revolution
Invite your class on a ride through the American Revolution. Young historians travel through time as they explore the events that led to the foundation of the United States of America. Over the course of eight lessons, this unit provides...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Folk Tales and Fables
Pages and pages of engaging activities, worksheets, and writing projects on teaching folktales and fables await you! You don't want to miss this incredible resource that not only includes a wide range of topics and graphic organizers,...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Reading Strategies for the Social Studies Class
Word splashes, read-draw-talk-write activities, exhibits. Middle schoolers use the Storypath approach to a unit study of America's concerns during the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Teams organize a 21st century world's fair,...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Byzantine Empire - Part 3
A lecturer explains the awe a hypothetical visitor to Byzantium would have felt upon entering the Emperor's throne room. Because of this display of power and fascinating objects, the Byzantines were able to get others to fight for them...
7 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Byzantine Empire: Icon Adoration
Students identify the worship of icons as a division between the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church. In this lesson on the Byzantine Empire, the teacher provides a simulation showing a basic division in students. The teacher...
5th - 6th Social Studies & History