A great way to teach history! Capture students' imagination with a jaw-dropping world record and then build on that interest to teach core ideas. For example, a lesson on the world's oldest city (it's 12,000 years old—and people still live there!) leads to activities about where people choose to build cities and why, and an in-depth look at students’ own community. Students research how boats changed history, read cunefiform, map the Columbian Exchange, explore linguistic diversity, and conduct dozens of other high-interest activities.
Grades 5-9. Aligned with the National Council of Social Studies Standards. 60 Reproducible Activity Sheets. Teaching Tips. Complete Answer Key.
Part of the Amazing World Records Series!
Amazing World Records of History includes a rich assortment of topics:
World’s Oldest Boat • World’s Greatest Movement • World’s Oldest City • World’s Largest Ancient City • World’s Largest Modern City • World’s Oldest Building • World’s Most Diverse Country • World’s Most Widely-Spoken Language • World’s First Writing • World’s Most Widely Read Book • World’s Oldest Work of Art • World’s Largest School • World’s Largest Religion • World’s Earliest Machines • World’s Oldest Industry • World’s Oldest Weapon • World’s Deadliest Battle • World’s Greatest War • World Records of Government • World’s Oldest Country • World’s Oldest Government