World History and Geography: Ancient Civilizations
History Social Science - Students in 6th grade expand their understanding of history by studying the people and events of the ancient civilizations.
Ancient Civilizations covered:
• First Civilization (early humans)
• Egypt & Kush
• Ancient Israelites
• Ancient India
• Ancient China
• Ancient Americas
• Ancient Greek
• Greek Civilization
• Rise of Rome
• Roman Civilization
• Early Christianity
DOWNLOAD: 50 pages (maps are index card size 5x3 and 4up on each page) to be copied/drawn out for students to use to preview or review material. This PDF is a great time-saver for teachers.
PLUS: 8 TEMPLATE pages (8.5x11 size)
ALSO: 10 CROSSWORD puzzles (Rome, Egypt, 1st Civilization, Greece, India, Israel, China, Rise of Christianity, Americas & Ancient Civilization Review) with/without word list
BONUS: Ancient Egyptian Paper FIGURE
BONUS: 11 x 17 Ancient Civiliz. POSTER
EXTRA: FOLDABLE samples
• FIRST CIVILIZATION (early humans, Hammurabi, agriculture, timeline, development, Assyrian & Chaldean empire, paleolithic, neolithic, Mesopotamia, inventions, Sumeria)
• EGYPT & KUSH (pyramid, society, growth, beliefs, geography, pharaohs, timeline, Egyptian Cinderalla story, Ramses II, Hatshepsut, compare with Israel & Greece)
• ANCIENT ISRAELITES (jewish holidays, Hebrew prophets, timeline, kings, growth, compare with Phoenicians, movement of the Israelites, compare & contrast with Hinduism & Egypt, David, Solomon, commandments)
• ANCIENT INDIA (empires, Harapan, Aryans, timeline, Hinduism, Buddhism, caste system, social levels, four noble truths, inventions, Maurya, Gupta, Hindu gods, Tiger Brahman & Jackal story, Asoka, Buddha, monsoon season, compare with China)
• ANCIENT CHINA (dynasties, philosophers, timeline, Han dynasty, silk road, Shang society, civilization, compare with India)
• ANCIENT AMERICAS (timeline, cause & effect, describe civilization, beliefs, government, contributions, Olmec, Moche, Mayan)
• ANCIENT GREEK (timeline, Persian empire, Sparta, Athens, Persian wars, stories, Minoans, Mycenaeans, compare with US democracy, gods, civilization, scientists, compare with Rome)
• GREEK CIVILIZATION (spread of culture, Alexander the Great, Age of Pericles, cause & effect, philosophers, poetry & fable, story of Icarus & Daedalus)
• RISE OF ROME (decline, timeline, compare with Greek gods, Constantine, Julius Caesar, fall of Rome, Pax Romana, Peloponnesian war, rise of Persia, Punic wars, compare west and east empire
• ROMAN CIVILIZATION (describe civilization, contributions, republic, government, story of Baucis & Philemon, compare with Greece, culture, view US government)
• EARLY CHRISTIANITY (church, beliefs, parables, testament, timeline, spread of Christianity in Roman Empire, compare Jewish & Islam religion)
• MISC (analogies of civilizations, geography, development, beliefs, contributions, governments, language, writing, kings, leaders, major religions, gods, 7 wonders, archaeological dig, philosophy, maps, cornell notes combined with thinking maps, benefit of note taking, group work, academic vocabulary, reason for good grades)
Paper Foldable - besides being fun to make, when you create foldables, you are activating your whole brain. It has many benefits like developing eye hand co-ordination, attention to detail, perseverance, spatial skills, reasoning and sequencing skills. According to the latest research on the brain, when both hands are engaged, motor impulses activate the language portion of the brain.
DOWNLOAD this pdf file (maps are index card size 5x3 and 4up on each page) to be xerox or drawn out for students to use to preview or review material.
Thinking Maps are visuals that students use to graphically organize ideas and enhance their learning. These visual model includes eight different organizers with a different purpose:
• Circle Map - used for defining in context
• Brace Map - identifying part/whole relationships
• Tree Map - classifying and grouping
• Double Bubble Map - comparing and contrasting
• Multi-Flow Map - analyzing causes and effects
• Bridge Map - seeing analogies
• Bubble Map - describing with adjectives
• Flow Map - sequencing and ordering
Educators can use these visuals to teach across the curriculum. Students improve complex thinking skills and demonstrate increased student comprehension. The benefits of visual tools have been demonstrated through research and class observation.
IMPROVES NOTE TAKING & HELP STUDY SKILLS.
Also available: History - Medieval Times
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