Learning from the past: Ancient Mosaics
Budding artists study the history and significance behind ancient mosaics and mosaic murals. They study multiple examples of ancient mosaics, sketch a design, and use clay tiles to create thoughtful mosaics of their own.
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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
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
Rethinking Civilization - Crash Course World History 201
Does a civilization need a state to be considered a civilization? High schoolers learn about the nomads, barbarians, and hill people of ancient history and the qualities of their existence that may have been considered a civilization...
14 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 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
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
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
What Adults Can Learn From Kids
"For better or worse, we kids aren't hampered as much when it comes to thinking about reasons why not to do things." Watch and be inspired by Adira Svitak, an amazing young girl who challenges her adult audience to learn from kids....
8 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Victor's Virtue: A Cultural History of Sport
Pupils explore the meaning of the ancient Greek word aretê and the place of virtue in historical athletic competition and modern sports. They begin by reading an informational text on the goal of sports in education, and then evaluate...
10th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable