Inventions from Ancient China
High schoolers, in groups, research inventions discovered by the ancient Chinese. They identify the invention, how it was created, what it was used for and if it is still being used today. They present their findings to the class.
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Writing Exercise: Ancient China
Three questions focused on the development of ancient China, its culture, and civilization await your social studies class. This worksheet in intended to accompany or test learners as they read material related to the formation of...
9th - 11th Social Studies & History
Navigation in the Ancient Mediterranean and Beyond
Ancient 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...
9th - 11th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Comparing Modern and Ancient Ideas of Ethnicity and Identity
Explore ethnicity and identity with a research and writing assignment. Class members conduct online research, looking in particular at images and carefully noting down their sources on notecards. They read about identity and compose...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Ancient Israelites Part 1
Young historians are given a thorough introduction to ancient Middle East geography and the patriarchs of ancient Israel with a PowerPoint presentation and supplemental worksheets. Topics covered include Abraham as the first patriarch,...
7th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Ancient River Valley Civilizations
Coupling well with a unit on ancient cultures, this presentation covers ancient Mesopotamia, Babylonia, Sumeria, Egypt, Indus, and China. It includes photographs of each region, their characteristics, and short quizzes after each section.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
Mr. Green provides an overview of Ancient Mesopotamia by examining the political structures and cultural beliefs of the region. The video reviews shifts in authority from religious to political leaders, as well as the influence of...
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What Can You Learn From Ancient Skeletons?
Skeletons may not be able to speak, but they can still tell us a lot. High schoolers watch a short video about the ways biological anthropologists can use a skeleton's bone structure to determine age, gender, place of birth, and social...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Ancient Ingenuity of Water Harvesting
Water is essential to life on earth. How is it then, that people can survive in desert regions with very limited access to fresh water? Through ingenious architecture and engineering, communities in India's Golden Desert have been able...
17 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Incredible History of China's Terracotta Warriors
What does the discovery of 8,000 life-sized clay soldiers and the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang reveal about ancient Chinese culture? A great deal! Take a look at this fascinating archaeological find and explore ancient Chinese social...
5 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable