Ancient Civilizations: First Days of School

Grade Levels
5th - 7th
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Get the back to school season started in the right direction with this teacher guide and low prep resources for 6th grade ancient history curriculum.

It’s easy to be overwhelmed by teaching ancient civilizations to sixth graders, and knowing where to start can be the hardest part. What you need is a clear guide of what’s important and what to cover. This resource will give you clear direction and help you prepare students for their first unit of study.


+ One page lesson plan outline for your first seven days

+ Detailed teacher plans for each of the seven days

+ Parent and Student Survey Pack.

+ Rules and Procedures Explained for Students.

+ A PowerPoint ready to introduce Interactive Student Notebooks to your students

+ Delete or add your own slides using Microsoft PowerPoint

+ Interactive Student Notebook Complete Package

+ Latitude & Longitude Basic Skills Introduction/Review.

+ World Map Test Set for Ancient Civilizations.

+ Timeline Skill Assessment.

+ Materials for in-class timeline student exercise

+ Tips for teaching timelines

+ Tips for implementing the Interactive Student Notebook in your classroom

+ Tips for using textbooks

+ Tips for teaching vocabulary

+ Pictures of student examples

+ Pictures of teacher instruction models

+ Student sensory figure template


+ This resource will provide you with materials and plans to start the first 7 days of your 6th grade social studies class.

+ Know exactly what to cover and when with the easy to use daily lesson outlines.

+ Utilize the more detailed daily plans to give you more direct guidance on daily activities.

+ Printer friendly, no-prep handouts will have you ready to teach in no time!


+ Ideal for teachers who are new to ancient civilizations, or are looking for a tried and true proven approach to starting their school year off right.


+ Alleviate stress by having the hard work done for you. All you need to do is follow the guides to easily adapt the lessons to fit your district’s adopted curriculum.


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+ Now that you’ve gotten the year started right, you’ll want to plan and teach your units with structure to make instruction easier for you and learning easier for your students. Watch this FREE 6 minute video to learn how you can teach ancient civilizations the easy way.


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Total Pages
67 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Understand that positive and negative numbers are used together to describe quantities having opposite directions or values (e.g., temperature above/below zero, elevation above/below sea level, credits/debits, positive/negative electric charge); use positive and negative numbers to represent quantities in real-world contexts, explaining the meaning of 0 in each situation.
Understand a rational number as a point on the number line. Extend number line diagrams and coordinate axes familiar from previous grades to represent points on the line and in the plane with negative number coordinates.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.


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