This product contains interactive cut and paste learning material for students to create an organized social studies interactive notebook
Ancient China Unit for Interactive Social Studies Notebook!
6th Grade Ancient Civilizations Series
This resource is part of the
Native Americans - Mayas, Incas, Aztecs
Native Americans - First Empires of the Americas: Mayas, Incas, Aztecs
Aim: Were pre-Columbian peoples civilized?
Included in this resource:
• Title page
• Do Now/Motivation student-centered question
• Ancient Maya reading passage
• Ancient Inca reading pas
UPDATED FALL 2016! MythBusters is a very popular American television show. Each episode focuses on two or more common myths or beliefs and tries to scientifically determine if the myth is true or false. If it is false then the myth is "busted." The idea of testing and busting myths can easily be app
Ancient Rome Interactive Notebook
Rome Unit for Interactive Social Studies Notebook!
6th Grade Ancient Civilizations Series
This product contains interactive cut and paste learning material for students to create an organized social studies interactive notebook.
This 14 page lesson plan (not a formal lesson plan) includes:
* 6 pages of facts about the Maya, Aztec, and Incas
* 1 Vocabulary list of seven words
* 1 Fictional narrative writing activity
* 1 Aztec legend drawing art project
* 1 Venn Diagram of Maya, Aztec, and Inca facts
* 1 Sorting activity of
Olympic Games Text Features contains a variety of fun and engaging activities to aid in teaching text features using the theme of the Olympic Games. Both printable and files for Google Slides and Docs are included.
Olympic Games Text Features includes the following:
o Mini Posters
Ancient Greece: Geography is a map and foldable worksheet activity which focuses on the basic geography of Ancient Greece. The map contains directions for labeling as well as miscellaneous facts about Greece’s geography. A worksheet then asks questions to see what was learned. Answer keys and full c
UPDATED September 2016! I have used this activity many times as a starting point for studying the Ancient Greeks. The lesson plan/activity includes an introduction to the Greek alphabet, hints for writing your name using the ancient Greek alphabet, and some text examples of modern names written with
Ancient China Daily Life Webquest:
Students will gain a basic understanding of daily life in Ancient China through an easy to follow webquest. Please check out the website by clicking on the link below:
Common Core Inspired Paleo Indians vs. Archaic People of North America allows teachers to cover several skills at once, using fun, Interactive Notebook templates and anchor charts! Teach students how to compare and contrast ancient Native American groups by integrating reading, writing, and social s
This document can either be used as guided questions while students view the movie Mulan, or as a post-movie quiz. Questions were developed to match standards, and to reinforce learned knowledge. I introduce the lesson by reading the original Ballad of Fa Mu Lan--this is necessary, as students are
Mesopotamia Webquest (Sumerians, Babylonians, Assyrians)
Students will gain a basic understanding of the many great civilizations that lived in Mesopotamia through an easy to follow webquest. Please check out the website by clicking on the link below:
Ancient Rome Webquest:
Students will gain basic knowledge about Ancient Rome by completing an internet-based worksheet. The Ancient Rome Webquest uses a great website which allows students to explore the daily life of Ancient Romans.
The following topics are covered in
This lesson introduces students to Hieroglyphics in ancient Egypt. The lesson includes a background reading on hieroglyphics, a fictional article written from the point of view of a scribe, a complete Egyptian/hieroglyph alphabet and a chance for students to create their own alphabet by matching sou
Ancient Egypt STEM & STEAM Challenges
Cross-curricular challenges for students who are studying Ancient Civilizations and Ancient Egypt!
This resource has science, technology, engineering, and measurement activities to do with your upper elementary kids that will really enhance their learning!
STEM Engineering Challenge for Ancient Greek History!
Looking for a way to integrate STEM into your ancient cultures lesson? “Engineer like a Greek!” will provide an enrichment experience for your students that combines geometry, architecture, and structural engineering. This lesson will challenge y
In this lesson students will read and complete work dealing with three Greek Myths, including Athena's punishment to a vain Medusa; Medusa's demise at the hands of Perseus; Theseus and the Minotaur. After reading each myth, students will complete work, including identifying and character traits, for
Skip the lecture and engage students in this Aztecs gallery walk activity. This introductory unit activity gets students up and moving as they explore the culture of the Aztecs. Students work collaboratively, make notes about aspects of the Aztec culture and conduct an initial ana
This lesson introduces students to the social pyramid of ancient Egypt (Pharaoh, Viziers, Scribes, Artisans, Peasants0. Students will first learn about the idea of a social pyramid by creating one for their own school and assigning spots to certain groups (principal, deans, office staff, teachers, s
In this lesson, students will learn about the significance of the Code of Hammurabi for World History. Students will also learn about the specific laws of the Code of Hammurabi and write about what those laws teach them about what society in Ancient Mesopotamia was like.
This lesson includes a pow
This lesson includes a visually engaging Prezi, simulation activity and worksheets to teach students about democracy in Ancient Greece and compare it with democracy today. The Prezi can be accessed online and, along with the teacher guide, leads you and your students through the lesson.
I have made
Apples & Mummies: Mummifying Apples (Egypt, Social Studies, Science Experiment)
In this science activity, you and the students will follow the directions to dehydrate an apple and mummify it.
The preparation time needed to prepare the apple in approximately 30 to 45 minutes. The dehydration
Alexander the Great: A Cloze Reading Cooperative Challenge by Miss Middle School Teacher
This is a great way to take non-fiction reading about Alexander the Great and spice it up for your social studies class. This cloze reading challenge takes one 60 minute class period and is a great way to teach
This 68 slide PowerPoint covers material for Ancient Greece from the start of the Persian Wars through the Peloponnesian War.
- Events leading to the Persian Wars
- Warfare during this time (equipment of Greek hoplites and Persian archers, phalanx, trireme)
- Battle of
Ancient Greece Alexander and the Hellenistic Age features a reading on Alexander the Great that discusses his life, his battles and victories, and why he is called “the Great”. It is accompanied by cloze notes that get glued inside a foldable on Alexander and stored inside of an Interactive Noteboo
In this lesson students are introduced to the numerous inventions to originate in ancient China (including gunpowder, the wheelbarrow, the calendar, and many others). Students will make their own inferences to determine the importance of these inventions (then and now) and will be expected to relate
REVISED and new activities added 2016!!!
This Unit covers the following landmarks:
• Great Pyramid and Great Sphinx
• Taj Mahal
• Great Wall of China
• Acropolis of Athens
• Statue of Liberty
• Eiffel Tower
• Big Ben Clock Tower
• Sydney Opera House
• Leaning Tower
Ancient Rome: Class Structure Simulation includes a matching activity to help your students learn the differences between patricians, plebeians, and slaves. A detailed simulation then helps your students act out these roles before summarizing their experience with a reflective writing piece.
Ancient Mesopotamia STEM & STEAM Challenges
Cross-curricular challenges for students who are studying Ancient Civilizations and Ancient Mesopotamia!
This resource has science, technology, engineering, and measurement activities to do with your upper elementary kids that will really enhance the
In this COMPLETE lesson from InspirEd Educators, students will be able to describe the caste system of ancient India. Lesson warm up, teacher instructions, teacher answers, guiding discussion questions, all student handouts and activities are included in this CRITICAL THINKING lesson!
This is one I
It is the year 1968 and the latest news from London is that Pharaoh Tutenkhamun was murdered. Your students will be reporters for Time Magazine, given the task of sifting through the artifacts to write the cover story for next month's edition.
In this project the students will:
- Engage in an elab
Five ready to use hands-on activities to engage students in their study of Hieroglyphics and the Rosetta Stone from Ancient Egypt. Students read informational text on hieroglyphics, cartouches, scribes and the Rosetta Stone. Students write Egyptian proverbs in hieroglyphics, conne
This worksheet allows students to use a primary source document to learn about the daily and seasonal life of the Mongol people according to Marco Polo. The worksheet allows students to read a short primary source from the writings of Marco Polo. The worksheet includes ten questions and has an answe
This is an awesome cooperative learning activity that has students thinking critically and analyzing several different theories about the ancient Harappan civilization along the Indus River Valley
Since most of the Harappan language has not yet been translated, many questions remain about this anci
Ancient Egypt: A Social Studies Unit for Elementary Students
Ancient Egypt is one of those topics students of all ages enjoy learning about. Mummies? Pyramids? Crocodiles in the Nile River? Oh, yeah!
This is comprehensive unit is 50 pages long.
Topics in this unit include: geography and clima
There are many interesting characters found within ancient Greek mythology. This 7-8 class period lesson plan includes everything you need to teach your students how to identify and draw various Greek mythological creatures. This art project will work well independently in an art class or in a regul
Ancient Rome - Colosseum - Reading and Questions with Key - This 3 page resource contains a 1 page reading on the Ancient Rome Colosseum. The reading details the history, uses and significance of the Colosseum from Ancient Rome. It is concise and contains important information that will help stude
This lesson introduces students to religion, the afterlife and the Gods that have come to define ancient Egypt. Students are introduced to the above, as well as 5 of the more prominent Gods of ancient Egypt, as well as what was expected of people to be rewarded with a positive afterlife.
Byzantine Emperor Justinian Campaign Poster
This is a fantastic, creative project to help students understand the accomplishments of the great Byzantine Emperor Justinian I.
Students create campaign posters as if Justinian was running for president of the United States that highlight his accompli
This activity is a fun and easy way to teach students about the different Roman gods and goddesses. The product includes a mini-book for students to read in small groups or as a whole class. There are also gods and goddesses cards for students to fill in about each god. This activity is teacher test
Here's everything you need to teach about democracy, social classes, rights and responsibilities in ancient Athens. Students will learn what a democracy is, the different types of Athenians, and their rights and responsibilities. Using a multimedia online activity, students will explore the variou
In this lesson students will compare and contrast the beliefs of Hinduism and Buddhism, and create a graphic organizer to keep track of these findings. In addition, students will use their graphic organizer to help them write an extended response (teacher model included) that explains the similariti
Julius Caesar and the End of the Roman Republic PowerPoint Lesson
This is a wonderful, visually appealing PowerPoint that covers Roman History from the First Triumvirate of Caesar, Crassus, and Pompey through the death of Mark Antony and rise of Octavian.
Each slide includes fantastic images and
Do you often wonder how to integrate Creative Writing into your history topic lessons? Do you needs ideas to help those reluctant writers get started? How to spark their imagination and help guide their writing?
Introducing the "Creative Writing Prompt Game - Ancient Egyptian Gods!"
This simple ye
Ancient Greece Peloponnesian War includes a step book foldable time line on the events and sequences of this important war between Athens and Sparta. The step book template, series of events, and detailed photographic examples are all included.
This Ancient Greece Peloponnesian War lesson is inclu
The Ancient to Modern India Webquest has 55 questions. An answer sheet is included for the teacher. Students will answer questions from the following great website.
Click here to view the
Many middle school students find ancient Egyptian mummies fascinating, and many like animal mummies. This brief article includes information about why animal mummies were made in ancient Egypt and how they were created. Students will learn that many mummies were pets and were buried with their owner