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75 resources with the concept civilizations

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Just Like the Old Days

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students examine and experience roles and customs of rural Mongolians through role-playing, and they will compare unfamiliar roles from Mongolia with everyday roles in the United States. the will chart their own families and then predict...
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Redefining Civilization and Identity Through Swadeshi, Spinning and Khadi

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students investigate the concept of civilized and civilization as defined by themselves. They examine other cultures and movements that evolve civilizations and develop an understanding that thiers is not the only civilization/culture.
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Civilization Pie

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students define civilization as it was in ancient times.  In this world history instructional activity, students work in small groups to write a recipe that has all the combined ingredients of early civilized societies and share their...
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Human Prehistory

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students discuss the history of humans.  In this human history lesson, students describe how the placement of the continents changed and where the humans began and traveled to. They discuss interaction with Neanderthals and dogs. 
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Ancient History

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explore early civilizations. In this ancient history lesson, students research Neanderthal and Egyptian civilizations for information regarding how the civilizations flourished. Young scholars also watch Discovery video...
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Greek and Roman Gods and Goddesses

For Students 6th - 10th
In this ancient history worksheet, students identify the various Greek and Roman gods and goddesses. They complete a chart identifying whether they were Greek or Roman and what their specific area of interest was. Finally, students...
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Minoan and Mycenaean Comparison and Contrast

For Students 5th - 8th
In this ancient history worksheet, students compare and contrast the Minoan and Mycenaean cultures in the given chart. They identify their art, trade, building techniques, language, religion, and the area that they were each located.
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Ancient Mesopotamia

For Students 9th - 12th
In this geography worksheet, students read about ancient Mesopotamia and respond to five short answer questions that follow. They identify what part of the country was the heart of Mesopotamia. Then students compare the given map with a...
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Early Humans

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders work together in groups to examine the earliest civilizations. After reading two stories, they compare and contrast the facts with those stories with other ones they have read. They discuss the different hypothesis on...
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China's River Valleys

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students express themselves artistically while learning about China's ancient river civilizations. They are given a Dragon outline that needs to include revelant life of China. Students can do it through words or pictures. Some things...
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The Beginnings of Civilization in Mesopotamia, Egypt and Kush

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students analyze the beginnings of civilizations in Mesopotamis, Egypt and Kush. Using maps, they locate the major river systems and landforms in each area and how they helped to support new civilizations. They describe the main...
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Medieval Japan

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the structures of Medieval Japan. Using maps, they describe Japan's location in relationship to China and Korea. They discuss the reign of Prince Shotoku and how society and family life was changed during his reign. ...
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Australia

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students review history and geography of Australia, examine lives of indigenous peopleho live there, and research an event that took place during the colonization of the country.
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Basic Features of a Civilization

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers, in groups, identify items they would want to take with them to a deserted island. They present their ideas to the class and explain how they relate to the eight features of civilization. They consider this exercise in...
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Mummies Matter!

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students, in groups, research ancient Egyptian civilization. They write articles and publish them in a magazine format.
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Ancient Worlds Workshop: Egypt

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners explore the ancient civilization of Egypt and explore the geography of and daily life in ancient Egypt; students conclude by writing letters describing one aspect of life in ancient Egypt that they find interesting.
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Think-Tac-Toe: Lesson 12

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore the development of a civilization. In this social studies lesson, 6th graders discuss how geography and trade impacted the development of a civilization. Students discuss the daily lives of individuals within a...
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Pair Research in Mesoamerica: Lesson 14

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore ancient civilizations. In this social studies activity, 6th graders research the civilizations of Mesoamerica. Students write questions they have about the civilizations and complete a shape book.
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Invention Grab Bag

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students research inventions and their role in the history of civilization. In this inventions lesson, students choose an invention from a grab bag and research information to answer the worksheet.
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The History of Ancient Egypt

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this World History worksheet, students use the clues to identify what historians now understand about ancient Egypt and its people. They complete each of 14 clues with a word or phrase related to what they already know.
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SEEDS WE EAT

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students identify seeds humans eat and do not eat. Students make seed collections, using common kitchen foods. Students display seeds from the foods they serve and discuss them with their guests. Students complete activities which...
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Advances in Civilization: A Car or a Horse?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate the ways in which horses made transportation, hunting and agriculture much easier for the native peoples. They then compare advantages of a horse "back then" to the ease transportation (mainly cars) make on our...
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Early Civilizations

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine the characteristics of early civilizations. After reading a story, they discuss the photographs of Egyptian peasants and try to determine what the detectives in the story are looking for. They play the role of...
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West Meets East: The Early Civilization of China

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the structures of the early civilizations of China. Using maps, they locate and describe the origins of civilizations in the Huang-He Valley. They discuss how the geographic features made the spread of ideas and goods...