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This product covers an introduction to the Phoenicians and their contributions to the world. Did you know that the Phoenicians were the first known sea traders or that they invented an alphabet that was passed along to the cultures they met? Did you know that they invented a purple dye that became very desired by rulers and the very wealthy? It is said that the Emperor Nero passed a law that only HE could wear the unique color.The resource includes notes as well as extension activities and links to help you teach your students about the first known sea traders in history. I also have included several comprehension questions, too. Depending on how many activities you'd like to do, the mini unit could take 2-3 days.Several Common Core Standards in social studies as well as Language Arts are addressed with the resource geared for grades 4 and up.
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Want a fun activity to review vocabulary terms for a unit on ancient Phoenicians? Looking for an enrichment activity in history? Try my Ancient Phoenician Secret Message activity. The activity involves students working individually or in groups to review vocabulary terms on the Phoenicians. Then,a following direction activity is next where students place letters from the different terms into boxes found at the end of the activity page. Once all the boxes are filled, a "secret message" about the Phoenicians is revealed! The teacher page includes additional information to share about the "secret message". If you prefer to offer a vocabulary box, I have included this as well.Phoenicians, A Secret Message Review Activity
The color purple comes from the Phoenicians. Need a fun activity that involves kids finding answers that have PURPLE in it or are the color PURPLE? THERE are 17 statements in the complete PURPLE Game Activity. You can do this activity in one class, over a couple of days if being used as a end of the period activity or over a couple of days, if you wish to do the extension activities: Purple Game