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613 resources with the concept ancient civilizations

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The Egyptian Book of the Dead: A Guidebook for the Underworld

For Students 6th - 10th
There's much more to ancient Egyptian burial practices than mummies and crypts. Viewers explore some of the beliefs that motivated the elaborate rites practiced long ago with a video that includes a description of the creation of and the...
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How Much of Human History Is on the Bottom of the Ocean?

For Students 4th - 8th
Shipwrecks and lost cities are just a few of the artifacts left behind by humans over the years. Take a look at a video that dives into the shallow and deep depths of the ocean to explore pieces of human history.
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Real Life Sunken Cities

For Students 3rd - 8th
What made ancient cities sink underwater? What do these cities look like now? A short video describes how earthquakes and tsunamis caused ancient cities to become sunken cities.
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The Mystery of Rapa Nui

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
What caused the collapse of the environment on Rapa Nui (Easter Island)? Who constructed the Moai? What was their purpose? Class members assume the role of investigators and use evidence drawn from field studies, ships' logs, and...
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King Tut

For Teachers 4th - 10th
King Tut's life, short reign, and death are featured in this short, beautifully illustrated, student-made presentation that also includes an explanation for the supposed King Tut curse.
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Egyptian Death: Mummies, Spirits, and Eating Hearts?!

For Teachers 4th - 9th
This student-produced 12-slide presentation details the Ancient Egyptian process of mummification as well as their mythology surrounding death.
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Alexander the Great- Mini Biography

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
So what exactly made Alexander the Great, great? Kickstart your inquiry by offering your young historians a mini-bio of the military leader and king of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon.
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6th Grade Constructed Response Question

For Students 4th - 6th
Graphs, charts, maps, diagrams. Reading and comprehending informational text is far more than just decoding the words on a page. Here's a packet that provides young readers with practice answering constructed response questions using...
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Mayan Mathematics and Architecture

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
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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Greek Barbie or Action Figure

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Young historians bring Greek mythology to the twenty-first century with this engaging research project. Hired to create a Barbie doll or action figure modeled after a Greek god or goddess, students gather the information necessary to...
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Travel Scrapbook/Blog

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Your young historians will design an ongoing travel scrapbook or blog as they learn about the major locations that have impacted the development of democracy in the world, including ancient Rome, Greece, England, and France.
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For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
From pharaohs and pyramids to the mummification process, this packet is a fantastic resource for studying ancient Egypt! Worksheets not only review key terms and practices that are foundational to ancient Egyptian culture, such as...
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Penn Museum: China Gallery

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Invite your learners to take a closer look at the art and mathematical function of dome buildings as designed by the ancient Romans. In the next segment of this attractive worksheet set, your young historians will then learn about...
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For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Mask wearing is not just for Halloween! This attractive and informative set of worksheets discusses this important African cultural tradition, as well as a variety of other significant cultural attributes to ancient civilizations, such...
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Ancient History Math Mystery

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Through several organized and attractive worksheets, your learners will make a deduction about tally marks and hieroglyphics to determine what they represent in the ancient numeral system. This is a well-designed, interdisciplinary...
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Athens and Sparta

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
This is a very simple worksheet comparing and contrasting the major cultural and demographic aspects of the ancient city-states of Athens and Sparta, such as their geography, military, education, and social structure. Have class...
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Indus Valley Civilization

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
What constitutes a civilization? In a swift, engaging, and humorous fashion, John Green begins this edition of Crash Course History by exploring the symptoms of a civilization, such as surplus production, cities, social stratification,...
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The Story of India - Ages of Gold - 7/7

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Part seven concludes this series on the Golden Age of India. Agriculture, Tamil cultural and social traditions, and pilgrimage are discussed in this clip. Uncover the fascinating world of India during the Middle Ages and life for women...
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The Story of India - Ages of Gold - 5/7

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Ancient religious ceremony, dance, and song kept sacred and alive today in India, was established 1000 years ago in India's Golden Age. Metal casting, art, architecture, and the gods are the focus of episode five in this wonderful...
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Mystery of the Maya, Part 1/4

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Uncover the mystery of the Maya through a blend of recreated dramatizations, video footage, and explanatory narration. In part one of this four-part series we learn how the first scientific explorers discovered the ancient ruins deep in...
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Mystery of the Maya, part 3/4

For Students 6th - 12th
How have linguists and archaeologists been able to decode the Mayan written language? We find that the Mayan numeric system was the first clue into Mayan language. Part three in this four-part series also touches upon Mayan astronomy and...
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Mystery of the Maya, Part 4/4

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Part four concludes this wonderful series on the scientific, linguistic, and archaeological evidence used throughout world history to uncover the mysteries of the Mayan people. In this episode we find the tomb of a king and his remains....
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Dinosaur Supremacy

For Teachers 4th - 12th
With very little water, watch how a particular type of dinosaur has learned to adapt to the dry environment. This video displays other impressive reptiles from our past. Watch to observe these ancient creatures!
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The Story of India - Ages of Gold - 3/7

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Long before Galileo, Indian astronomers understood the nature of the universe. Part three of this seven-part series shows the Renaissance-like thinking and interpersonal relationships that define much of Indian philosophy. The Kama Sutra...