Any of these questions can be enriched by requiring students to answer, “Why?” or “Where did you find that information?”
Use as part of your assessment cycle of pretesting, checking for understanding, and/or posttesting.
Consider enlarging at a local printing company or education agency to use as an anchor chart or large group teaching tool.
Enlarge on an Elmo, overhead projector, or interactive whiteboard for whole group instruction.
Use as part of any learning centers.
Use as part of carousel reports.
Assign specific students or specific groups particular boxes or rows and then share those with other students or groups. Then, come back as a whole group to present and share information.
Cut the chart on the lines and use as a mixing and matching game. Use this as a center. This works especially well if the sheet is printed on cardstock, cut apart, and laminated. Photographs can be made of these for record keeping and sharing purposes. This can also be sent home as a review, communication, and sharing tool.
Print on cardstock and laminate. This allows the document to be used repeatedly by writing on it with dry erase or wet erase markers. Photographs or photocopies can be made of these for record keeping and sharing purposes.
Use as part of interactive notebooks. Print size may need to be adjusted depending on the size of notebooks being used.
Allow students to answer each questions in a different color of ink or pencil to increase engagement, interest, and potential retention of material. I believe color increases learning.
Questions featured on this learning guide
What is the location of this civilization? Describe the weather, climate, and vegetation. Describe geographical features such as mountains, bodies of water, and plains. What are the surrounding civilizations?
Explain the dominating religion(s). Monotheistic? Polytheistic? Places of worship?
What did this civilization leave behind? Consider art, scientific discoveries, literature, inventions, and ideals.
How was this civilization ruled? What is the type of government called? Who are some of the famous rulers?
How did this civilization generate income? Did they trade and share? Were citizens taxed?
How did citizens of this civilization interact with one another? Were there social classes? What were the roles of men, women, and children? What was valued?