Get the kids moving! Save the rules for another time!
This is designed for a high school World History class. You may adapt as needed- from your own textbook choose questions. Choose the faces of 5 leaders who kids might know and print them out.
Long powerpoint notes on Greek civilizations. Cornell notes format, covering the earliest Dorians through the spread of Alexander the Great. Thorough. Includes lots of pictures- art and architecture. You can use this in class or have students do it
A one day lesson where students will research (using Google or other search engines) the important Euro[ean philosophers of the Enlightenment- THEN they will decide which made the greatest contribution to humanity.
This is a culminating, end of the unit activity that will take a few days to do outside of class. It is good for middle school or early high school. It requires research and assembly. I usually give the kids a week outside of class. I have used it n
Ancient History, World History
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Cultural Activities
Powerpoint with art slides of European art of the 1700s. Mannerism and Baroque. short introduction for each.
I did not include details here. But there are some great stories if you know art well. I often create a short one page worksheet to go
A group project that needs computer access. Two days for research and maybe two days for presentations, with peer grades. For the final score, teacher grades as well as students who are watching- I usually have 4 students grade while I grade. I
A comparison of the 4 earliest civilizations- Mesopotamia, Egypt, India and China. Focusing on the 5 characteristics that make a civilized society- cities, writing, religion, specialized workers, government and advanced technologies.
A group activity where students create a poster about an ancient civilization by putting achievements and clues- but do not name the civilization, to see if the class can guess it from the clues.
Fun and thought provoking.
Powerpoint with 20th century art images. Includes Fauvism, cubism, Abstract expressionism, Dada and surrealism. Names like Picasso, Klee, Duchamp and Dali.
I included a short worksheet but cannot find a way to include it here- if you purchase this
Powerpoint lecture with Impressionist and Post Impressionist art. 35 slides. Names like Monet, Manet, van Gogh and Pissarro.
There is a worksheet I use where students view and comment on slides- if you purchase this I will email the worksheet to