This download contains a fantastic printable map, PowerPoint of notes, set of readings, and hand-on building project for the major world empires at 1500.
The map covers two notebook pages and is designed to be used with the PowerPoint notes so students can color in the major empires and fill in the boxes with essential information about each based on our state standards. The 13-slide PowerPoint includes a warm up, notes, color-coded maps, pictures for each empire, and an exit ticket. The information includes notes on each of the following:
1. The Inca
2. The Aztecs
3. Europe (England, France, & Russia)
4. The Songhai
6. Tokugawa Japan
7. Ming China
8. The Ottoman Empire
Also included is a one page info sheet on each empire and one it's most famous architectural achievements (the Taj Mahal, Great Wall, etc). I use this as a group activity in which students build a mini-version of each using straws, tape, and paper. Directions and a rubric for this project are included. This is a wonderful hands-on activity that helps students to engage with these empires and create amazing works of art!
This is a wonderful lesson that will truly reach all learners in your classroom
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