Ancient Civilizations Teacher Resources
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Ancient Civilizations: Crash Course History
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Never before have ancient civilizations been so clearly described in such succinct video segments...and here are six of them for your World History students! Persians, Greeks, Buddhists, Romans, and more! Watch as John Green delves into ancient complexities and controversies across the globe.
Writing Exercise: Neolithic Revolution and Early Civilizations
7th - 9th
Use this handy worksheet after reading about the Neolithic Revolution. Learners can use this resource to compose three short answer questions regarding the transition from the Neolithic Revolution to early civilizations, what led to...
Far Away Places; Strange-Sounding Names, An Introduction to Ancient Civilizations
4th - 8th
Sixteen attractive slides give details of the main places, things, and people the students will encounter during their study of ancient civilizations. Each of the classic slides has a title, 1 or 2 bullet points with summary facts, and a...
Ancient River Valley Civilizations
7th - 9th CCSS: Adaptable
Ziggurats, cuneiform writing, the Tower of Babel, hieroglyphics, pyramids, the Great Wall. Launch a unit on ancient cultures, with a presentation that introduces viewers to ancient Mesopotamia, Babylonia, Sumer, Egypt, Indus, and China....
Early Civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt and Kush
6th - 10th
Scholars read and follow directions to locate and color landforms, bodies of water, cities, and countries on three maps—a map of the Nile River, a Nile and Mesopotamia regional map, and a map with today's current countries in the Middle...
Eclipse Classroom Activities: Cultural Significance Project
1st - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What better way to celebrate eclipses than across cultures? Explore myths of solar and lunar eclipses from ancient cultures like the Chinese, Ancient Greek, Mesoamerican, Incan, Egyptian, Ancient Babylonian, and Middle Eastern. Learners...
Water and Classical Civilizations: Crash Course World History 222
11 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Humans cannot survive without water, and neither can civilizations. A brief history of ancient civilizations and their dependence on—and management of—water demonstrates how states either flourish or flail based on the availability of...
Mayan Mathematics and Architecture
4th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
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...
Now You're Speaking My Language; Deciphering the Symbols of Early Civilizations
9th - 12th
Students explore early attempts at written language. In this early civilizations lesson, students investigate first attempts at written communication. Among the civilizations covered are Mayan, Greek, and Egyptian.