Purpose: activity to introduce students to evaluating the significance of characteristics of civilizations. It inherently facilitates small group discussion and is one way students can practice making claims backed up with reasoning.
The lesson has students analyze various forms of images that would be referenced in an ancient civilizations curriculum. Students will be asked to make predictions about the topics/concepts they will be studying based off of what is presented.
Purpose of this resource: to show how you can use a discussion protocol with a historical informational secondary text.
The directions/protocol are modified from National School Reform's 3 Levels of Text Protocol