This is a fun and engaging unit project that is based off of the popular television game show "Survivor." Students work in pairs to research ancient civilizations, then compete against their classmates to prove that their civilization is the most historically significant.
The project contains several parts including a presentation to the class, a "facebook" page, and song/rap lyrics. Students will spend a significant amount of class-time on this project, even if they are required to do most of the work for it as homework.
Classmates teach each other about the various ancient civilizations, much like a "You Be the Teacher" project.
Can be used flexibly with whichever ancient civilizations you prefer to teach. My recommendations include: Egypt, Mesopotamia, Indus River Valley, China (Shang Dynasty), Aztec, Maya, Greece, Rome. If you want to cover more, you can also include Olmec, Chavin, and/or Nubian.
Includes rubric for easy grading.
This resource pairs well with my Ancient Civilizations Test. Purchase both and have the major parts of your unit ready to go!