Teach Historical Thinking by debating the roles of various citizens of Early Civilizations in Ancient World History.
Perfect lesson for teaching Ancient Civilizations, introducing units, or teaching skills!
Allow students to practice the steps for thinking historically as they prepare debate arguments on key topics in Ancient World History. Students collect data, evaluate sources, make comparisons, analyze primary sources, and organize content to create a supported argument about a topic in history.
In each activity, students will investigate the jobs of the earliest civilizations - hunters and gatherers, traders and scribes, nobles and priests, ruling classes and warrior classes, caste system classes. They will read basic facts, research with online suggested sites or from available texts, and will formulate and write a concise argument on which occupation they would prefer if living in ancient times.
Each Set Includes:
Historical Thinking Debate Topic Introduction Page & Student Steps
Source Examination Page
SPRITE Organizer & Student SPRITE Guide
Writing Prompt & Pages for Student Writing
Teacher Guide w/Suggested Websites for Student Study
Secondary and Primary Source Analysis
These lessons would work well in a World History or Ancient Civilizations course or in any other where the topic is studied or required for core content standard completion.
An answer key is not provided since student responses will vary, but the student SPRITE Guide is included.
See the first complete set resource in the PREVIEW!