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613 resources with the concept ancient civilizations

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Ancient Greek Culture and Plato Quiz

For Teachers 6th
While your students are at their desks with a sheet of paper and pencil, you can project these PowerPoint quiz questions on the overhead screen. There are a total of eight slides and 15 short-answer questions about ancient Greece and...
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Archaic Greece

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Walk your students through archaic Greek times with this 60-slide PowerPoint. The presentation is separated into 6 different eras, including: Early "Bronze Age," The Minoans, The Mycenaeans, The Trojan War, The Greek "Dark Ages," and...
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The Aegean Art

For Teachers 6th
What a powerful way to cover this topic! This presentation on Ancient Greece is not only comprehensive, but full of wonderful pictures that illustrate the information outlined. As part of a unit on this topic, it would provide a great...
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Classical Greece - Alexander the Great and His Legacy

For Teachers 7th - 9th
If you are studying Ancient Greece, this presentation on Alexander the Great would be an excellent addition to your lessons. The PowerPoint is packed with information about Alexander the Great's contributions to Greek society, and what...
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The Genius of the Ancients

For Teachers 5th Standards
It is said that necessity is the mother of invention. Fifth graders prove this with help from three lessons that examine how ancient cultures used their needs to drive innovations. In lesson one, pupils identify main ideas and supporting...
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Early American Civilizations

For Teachers 1st Standards
Bridge subjects ancient history and English language arts together with a unit all about the Maya, Aztec, and Inca civilizations. Eleven lessons begin with a read-aloud followed by a whole-class discussion in preparation for practice by...
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Explore Cave Paintings in This 360° Animated Cave

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What do virtual reality and cave paintings have in common? Scholars ponder this question while examining a 360-degree-view video about 40,000 year old French cave paintings. Rich extension materials allow inquiry into deeper questions...
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Horemheb - (18th Dynasty)

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Who was Horemheb and why is his tomb so famous? An fascinating resource uses virtual reality tools and even comes equipped with the ability to use a VR headset. Learners view information panels to the side of the location to understand...
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Sennedjem - (19th Dynasty)

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Who was Sennedjem and how does he relate to ancient Egypt? The resource describes the artisan's life as well as the village in which he lived, called Set Ma'at. Learners view where the people who built the tombs for powerful Egyptians...
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Ramesses VI - (20th Dynasty)

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
An interactive tour of the tomb of Rameses VI illustrates ancient Egypt's explanation of life with its intricate drawings and details. Dragging the mouse shows a 365-degree view of the tomb, and details about the meaning of each location...
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Ptah-Hotep and Akhet-Hotep Mastaba

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Did you know that mastaba means bench in Arabic? Learn why a mastaba was so important to ancient Egyptian architecture. Middle and high schoolers alike stay entertained while reading a passage that describes the virtual tour of...
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The Presocratics: Crash Course History of Science #2

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How did early scientists arrive at the notion that everything was made of atoms? Meet the Presocratics during the second installment in an engaging History of Science series. Viewers discover how these pioneers developed a model for...
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Early Civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt and Kush

For Students 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...
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How Did the Nile River Influence Life in Ancient Egypt?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Have you ever considered the role rivers play in everyday life? Pupils investigate the Nile River during the days of Ancient Egypt. They use maps, stories, and data to understand how the Nile influenced the Egyptians.
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Water and Classical Civilizations: Crash Course World History 222

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Seven Man-Made Engineering Wonders of the Ancient World

For Students 6th - 12th
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...
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The End of Civilization (In the Bronze Age): Crash Course World History

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The Middle East during the Bronze Age was made up of many different civilizations, but based on economic, trade, and familial connections, one could consider the region as its own civilization. Learn more about the Middle East during the...
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War and Human Nature: Crash Course World History 204

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is aggression part of human nature? What about warfare? Crash Course World History takes high schoolers through the anthropological perspective of war, as well as the philosophical and biological points of view, and explores whether or...
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Disease! Crash Course World History 203

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
International exploration and trade have largely carved out the world we know now. However, these historical movements often contributed to widespread pandemics of diseases, including the Bubonic Plague and other regional illnesses that...
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Rethinking Civilization - Crash Course World History 201

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Does a civilization need a state to be considered a civilization? High schoolers learn about the nomads, barbarians, and hill people of ancient history and the qualities of their existence that may have been considered a civilization...
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Eclipse Classroom Activities: Cultural Significance Project

For Teachers 1st - 12th Standards
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...
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The Aztecs

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Did you know the Aztecs had two different calendars? Or that Aztec men could have more than one wife? Find out more about this ancient civilization including how they lived, what they ate, and their cultures and beliefs with a set of 20...
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What Can You Learn From Ancient Skeletons?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Skeletons may not be able to speak, but they can still tell us a lot. High schoolers watch a short video about the ways biological anthropologists can use a skeleton's bone structure to determine age, gender, place of birth, and social...
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History vs. Cleopatra

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Who was Cleopatra? What does she have to do with history? Watch a video that has a trial-theme aspect that explores the rumors and facts about the powerful woman and her effect on history.