Unit Plan

Early World Civilizations Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

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Ancient world civilizations are the focus of a read-aloud anthology. First graders explore the early world of Mesopotamia, Babylon, the sphinx, and pyramids, get to know people of the Nile, Hatshepsut, and Tutankhamun, and examine world religions. Lessons introduce, read, and discuss texts, practice word work, and extend the learning to other guided and skills practice.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Create a themed focus wall that highlights the unit's concepts and showcases finished products
  • Plan the unit at the same time a related unit is covered in Social Studies
Classroom Considerations
  • Unit four in a series of 11 created for first grade by Core Knowledge
  • Set aside ample prep time to copy and gather other materials
  • Requires projection to view images
  • The unit is put together thoroughly with helpful details
  • None