The Ancient World Explorer
Middle schoolers investigate the ancient structures of Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, and China. In small groups, they conduct research, evaluate their findings within the group, create visual aides, and complete an Internet treasure hunt.
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Communicating Through Art: Drawing Conclusions About Culture Through Artifact Study in Ancient China
Seventh graders identify key aspects of Chinese culture displayed through art. Learners analyze the connections between themes in art and architecture and the reflections this offers on Ancient Chinese culture as they write about the...
7th Visual & Performing Arts
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 China: Introduction, Map
What a great resource for introducing your youngsters to the world of ancient China and the earliest stages of its timeline. Included are creative ideas for organizing your room, as well as an engaging lesson, anticipatory set, and map...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Wondering About the New Seven (Man-Made) Wonders of the World
Who determines the Seven Wonders of the World, and what criteria is used to evaluate these locations? Discover the efforts to promote cultural diversity and preserve man-made monuments during the world's first-ever global vote in 2007 to...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Seven Man-Made Engineering Wonders of the Ancient World
Imagine precisely cutting and then moving a 120 ton boulder more than two miles without mechanical cutting tolls, skid loaders, or hydraulic cranes. Imagine carving a stone figure that includes a drainage system that permits rainwater to...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Seven Wonders Of The Ancient World-Great Pyramids Part 1
Take another look at The Great Pyramid, the largest stone structure in the world. Part one focuses on the misconceptions surrounding the methods used to build the pyramid and the geometry of the structure.
9 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
The Colossus of Rhodes, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Lighthouse of Alexandria. Young archeologists investigate the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, map their locations, and match their names with brief descriptions and images....
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History
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 young scholars in learning about ancient spice trading. Research the...
1st - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Ancient World: A Powerpoint Jeopardy Game
Students identify the impact and accomplishments of Ancient Greek and Roman cultures, identify two- and three-dimensional shapes, polygons, and angles, and identify myths and gods and goddesses of Ancient Greece and Rome in a PowerPoint...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History