History of Life Teacher Resources

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A View from Me-Civil War Stories

For Teachers 8th
Bring history to life with this research project, which prompts eighth graders to find historical sources about people who lived during the Civil War. They glean as many details as possible about life during this time and construct a...
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Explaining a Legend

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students explain the place of the legend of Herakles in ancient Greek life and compare ancient and modern legends in an essay.
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The History of Life

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In this extinction worksheet, students review how species evolve and how species go extinct. Students compare and contrast gradualism and punctuated equilibrium. This worksheet has 6 fill in the blank and 4 short answer questions.
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War Story Documentary

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students review research skills and determine an aspect of war to research. They research an aspect of a war experience and bring history to life through iMovie.
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History of Media Literacy Part 1: Crash Course Media Literacy

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Even Plato understood the importance of media! Part of an ongoing series of media literacy videos, the resource takes viewers to where it all began ... ancient Greece. The video covers the emergence of media and the written word, the...
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Ken Burns

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Innovation, politics, race, war...these themes are continuously evident in humanity over the course of history, and are revealed with spectacular imagery and commentary by famed documentarian Ken Burns. While primarily focusing on...
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The Torah Tells...

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students extract and interpret information about the Torah text to draw conclusions about ancient Hebrew life. In this Torah lesson plan students research facts and complete worksheets about the Torah. Then as a class the students form a...
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The Impossible Hugeness of Deep Time

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Can we really grasp how old we are? Part of a larger series, the humorous video demonstration shows how humans fit into the history of Earth and just how long ago life formed. Viewers explore a timeline that identifies major markers in...
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Civil War 360: Gettysburg

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Step into one of the most iconic battlefields of the American Civil War with an educational interactive resource. Young historians learn about key moments, locations, soldiers, and turning points in the battle with a clickable map and...
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WWII: Western Europe 1939-45 – Invasion

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Without the benefit of history, Western Europe in the 1940's had no idea what was about to befall them. Class members use primary sources, including political cartoons, videos, and internal documents, to analyze how much of a threat...
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Egyptians

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
What does ancient history have to do with art? A lot, if you're studying the ancient Egyptians. Provided are examples and explanations of several key artifacts commonly linked to ancient Egyptian life. The text is basic, and the images...
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Thinking About Life in Geological Time Scales

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create a large (classroom-sized) timeline showing the history of life on Earth for the last 5 billion years. They are able to identify the events that are relevant to their taxonomic projects (the Origins and important...
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Pharaoh Phonetics

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars explain the purpose of hieroglyphics and identify their role in communicating ideas. They research the history of writing and it's significance in ancient Egyptian life and identify the components of hieroglyphics.
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Prairie Poetry

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders take note of the ways in which word choice, rhythm, language and narrative voice, as well as point of view in a poem can be used to evoke a time and place. They use their insights to create a poem of their own.
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Newsletter On Ancient Greece Everyday Life

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders research the internet to find out what everyday life was like in Ancient Greece, then create a newsletter based on what they found out. In this Ancient Greece lesson student groups must include housing, clothing, shopping,...
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Familia Romana

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students compare and contrast ancient family life to present day family life.  In this Roman family life instructional activity, students discuss the roles present in their families and then learn about family life in ancient Rome. ...
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Understanding Greek Mythology

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the role of Greek mythology in ancient Greek life. They discuss the origins of the Greek gods and goddesses, conduct Internet research, and present a project in the form of a dialogue between a Greek god and a human...
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Southern Society during the Civil War: Black Society

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students research and discuss the societal changes during the Civil War as it relates to various parts of southern society. In this southern society during the civil war lesson, students examine what life was like for slaves during the...
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Migration During the Great Depression: Living History

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students interview immigrants of Central Florida and photograph them to learn their oral history and life stories. In this immigration lesson plan, students discover where people come from, and write about the life story of this person.
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A Trip Back In Time

For Teachers 2nd
Students develop an understanding of Ancient Greek life. Students explore cultural, political, and social processes that shape different city-states. Students discover people such as Socrates and Alexander the Great.
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Timeline

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners develop a timeline that depicts geologic development and the history of life. They write an interpretive analysis essay that discusses and reflects on their observations.
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Egyptian Civilization

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore facets of ancient Egyptian life. In this lesson on ancient civilizations, 5th graders find the location of ancient Egyptian nations on a world map and describe the climate and features. They explain how post...
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Mayan Civilizations

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students explore global cultures by participating in an online virtual tour. In this Mayan history instructional activity, students utilize the Second Life software to view images and videos explaining the culture of the Mayans, their...
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What Did the Tudors Invent?

For Students 6th - 8th
In this Tudor life activity, students read an 8 paragraph selection about English Tudor inventions. Then they answer 3 short answer questions based on the reading.