Students watch an episode of the PBS show, "Maya & Miguel," and examine the history and culture of the Ancient Mayans. They listen to a story and facts about Ancient Mayans, and construct a Mayan pyramid out of sugar cubes.
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History 6 Views 10 Downloads
Mayan Mathematics and Architecture
Take young scholars on a trip through history with this unit on the mathematics and architecture of the Mayan civilization. Starting with a introduction to their base twenty number system and the symbols they used, this eight-lesson unit...
4th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Mummies in the Morning Egyptian pyramids, hieroglyphics
Visit the Magic Treehouse and take your class on a trip through time with a reading of the children's book Mummies in the Morning. Using the story to spark an investigation into Egyptian culture, this literature unit engages...
3 mins 1st - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Canaan and Ancient Israel
Planning for your next activity on ancient Israel, but not sure where to start? Check out this assortment of activities to help get the ball rolling. It includes a range of ideas on topics, such as Greek and Egyptian mythology,...
4th - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Ancient Egyptian Profile
Students explore the meaning of the term "material culture" and its role in piecing together the past. They research ancient Egyptian material culture and the style of ancient Egyptian art. They then reproduce a portrait in the manner of...
1st - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Guess That Spice
From medical treatments to cooking, people have been using herbs and spices for thousands of years. Perform a blind smell test of household herbs and spices to engage learners in learning about ancient spice trading. Research the history...
1st - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable