Ancient Maritime History Teacher Resources

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The Romans Flooded the Colosseum for Sea Battles

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A fascinating short video describes how engineers somehow were able to flood the floor of the Colosseum and conduct maritime battles to amaze and impress spectators.
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Networks of Communication and Exchange: 300 BC - 1100 CE

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
A complete presentation defining, displaying, and providing rationale for the impact trade had on early societies. Beginning with the Silk Road in 300 BC and ending with the spread of Christianity to Ethiopia in 1100 CE. Topics include...
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Journey Under the Sea

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Discover the interesting world of maritime archaeology and explorations under the sea with this nice set of worksheets, which cover such topics as search tools and techniques of underwater archaeology, carbon dating, vessel types, and...
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Rod Puppet Performance: The Ramayana and the Mahabharata

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The ancient texts Ramayana and Mahabharata have spread throughout East Asia. They have become the basis for drama, art, and literary works for ages. Learners will watch a rod puppet performance of an Indonesian version of the timeless...
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Monsoon Winds to the "Land of Gold"

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students recognize environmental factors that influenced maritime trade routes and the establishment of major trading centers in classical times. They evaluate perceptions of the ancient world through ancient maps and primary source...
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Bronze Age Ship in 2004

For Students 8th - 12th
In this geography worksheet, students read an excerpt about a ship from the Bronze Age. They identify and name countries that the ancient Minoan sea travelers traded with and what they exchanged. Then students examine the drawing and...
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A Sea of Intrigue

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore trireme, a type of ancient Persian warship. They investigate other underwater recovery operations to shed light on the difficulties a trireme recovery team might face.
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Looking for Clues

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Upper graders become "shipwreck detectives" by studying the debris field from a shipwreck in the Aegean Sea which took place in the 700s.  A website is accessed that gives specific information about the debris field, and pairs of...

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