16 Early World History Overview Close Read Lessons Differentiated Print & Google

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6th - 9th, Homeschool
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    This bundle contains 16 no-prep lessons for each unit in early history from Prehistory through the French Revolution. They are designed as an overview for each topic, perfect for an introduction or a review lesson -- or stand-alone if time is short. Students engage in various activities that encourage close reading and checks for understanding. It also includes a little fun!

    Each lesson contains:

    1. A 2-page, approximately 650 word reading passage (print-friendly in black and white)
    2. A modified version of the reading with bolded annotations to guide struggling readers
    3. A 2-page activity worksheet with vocabulary, picture analysis and a puzzle
    4. Link to a Google version of the reading and activity
    5. An answer key when applicable

    There is a suggested short video you can use at the beginning of the lesson to serve your visual learners.

    How nice would it be to know you have a complete lesson for every new unit?!

    Each lesson is approximately 50 minutes in duration and designed for grades 6 through 9.

    Some activities include color coding various parts of the reading, gamified assignments such as tic-tac-toe and connect4, quotatation analysis, political cartoons, terminology, quotation interpretation, finding evidence and so much more!

    PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE PREVIEW. It is a sample lesson and will give you an idea of how the others are laid out.

    The topics covered are:

    - Prehistoric times

    - Mesopotamia

    - Ancient Egypt

    - Ancient China

    - Ancient India

    - Ancient Rome

    - Ancient Greece

    - Medieval Times

    - Renaissance

    - Kingdoms of Africa

    - Mesoamerican Civilizations

    - Golden Age of Islam

    - Scientific Revolution

    - Protestant Reformation

    - Enlightenment

    - French Revolution

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    Total Pages
    200 pages
    Answer Key
    Teaching Duration
    3 Weeks
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Analyze how a text uses structure to emphasize key points or advance an explanation or analysis.
    Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social studies.
    Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.
    Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.


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