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Back to School Ancient History Pre-Test & Post-Test Lesson Plan

Back to School Ancient History Pre-Test & Post-Test Lesson Plan
Back to School Ancient History Pre-Test & Post-Test Lesson Plan
Back to School Ancient History Pre-Test & Post-Test Lesson Plan
Back to School Ancient History Pre-Test & Post-Test Lesson Plan
Back to School Ancient History Pre-Test & Post-Test Lesson Plan
Back to School Ancient History Pre-Test & Post-Test Lesson Plan
Back to School Ancient History Pre-Test & Post-Test Lesson Plan
Back to School Ancient History Pre-Test & Post-Test Lesson Plan
Product Description
If you teach Ancient History, save yourself some preparation time and use a ready-made social studies pre-test at the beginning of the year to find out what your students already know about Prehistory and the civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, India, China. Then use the included post-test at the end of the year to see how much they have learned. There are 2 versions of the pre-test and post-test: with and without questions about Ancient India and China, so you can use whichever one includes the civilizations your district covers in its Ancient History curriculum. (Please note: This resource is included in a money-saving bundle, which you can find here.)

The 2-page lesson plan explains how to administer the pre-test, specifies what you should tell your students who will take the pre-test, and offers suggestions for supporting students who are at lower levels of reading ability or English language proficiency. The pre-test does not take a lot of class time to administer and can be used with both ELLs and native English-speaking students.

Version 1 of the pre-test has 8 multiple-choice questions and 1 open-ended response question.
Version 2 has 11 multiple-choice questions and 1 open-ended response question.

Answer keys for both versions are included along with a suggestion for how to assess the response to the writing question. There is a Challenge Handout for students who finish early, which asks students to match pictures representing each civilization with the names of civilizations provided in a word bank. There are 2 versions of this handout, depending on which pre-test is used, and both versions come in color and black-and-white and have answer keys. Example WIDA Model Performance Indicators (MPIs) are included as well in this product.

I used these pre-tests and post-tests every year with my 6th and 7th graders who were learning about Ancient History in their Social Studies classes and it was interesting to compare the responses from the beginning to the end of the year!

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What you get in this product:

★ A table of contents for quick reference (1 page)

★ A Notes to the Teacher page with background information (1 page)

★ A lesson plan with instructions on how to administer the tests and evaluate the writing (2 pages)

★ A page listing the lesson objectives (1 page)

★ A cover page listing the topics on Version 1 of the pre-test and post-test (1 page)

★ Pre-test in Version 1: 9 questions total (1 page)

★ Post-test in Version 1: 9 questions total (1 page)

★ Answer key for Version 1 (1 page)

Challenge Handout for Version 1, in color and black-and-white, with answer key (3 pages)

★ MPIs in Version 1, which are the same in Version 2 (1 page)

★ A cover page listing the topics on Version 2 of the pre-test and post-test (1 page)

★ Pre-test in Version 2: 12 questions total (1 page)

★ Post-test in Version 2: 12 questions total (1 page)

★ Answer key for Version 2 (1 page)

Challenge Handout for Version 2, in color and black-and-white, with answer key (3 pages)

★ MPIs in Version 2, which are the same as in Version 1 (1 page)

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You might also be interested in these resources:

Back to School Archeology Lesson Plan with Writing Task

Back to School Digital Poster Lesson Plan: Who Am I?

End of Year Persuasive Writing Activity: Ancient and World History

★ Or buy all 3 back-to-school lesson plan resources as a bundle and save 20%!
Back To School Bundle (includes the Ancient History Pre-Test, Archeology Dig It! and Digital Poster: Who Am I? lesson plans)

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Total Pages
23 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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