The Beginnings of Civilization
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Students gain an understanding of the Athens and Sparta societies. The class is divided into two groups and is to chart the differences between the two. The class fills in what belongs under each group after their research in their textbook.
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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...
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The Upside of Isolated Civilizations
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Students analyze the beginnings of civilizations in Mesopotamis, Egypt and Kush. Using maps, they locate the major river systems and landforms in each area and how they helped to support new civilizations. They describe the main...
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Students create a movie about a new civilization using claymation. In this social studies lesson, students design a storyboard that includes various features of a new civilization, then use video and digital cameras to create a short...
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