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Ancient Civilizations – Teacher Resources

There are many exciting civilizations to explore in Ancient history! Examine everyday life during ancient times with teaching resources on ancient civilizations. You will find lesson plans on hieroglyphics, the Mayan Empire, and Aesop's fables. Worksheets include activities on Chinese Calligraphy and Ancient India. You will also find references on Roman and Greek mythology. Printables on education, religion, and occupations are perfect additions to any social studies or world history curriculum.

Whiteboard Compatible Mini-Lessons

The Age of the Pharaohs Mini-Lesson
Life in Ancient Greece Mini-Lesson
The Beginnings of Ancient China Mini-Lesson
The Scribes of Ancient Egypt Mini-Lesson
More Mini-Lessons


Slaughterhouse-Five Projects
Chinese Calligraphy
Wonders of the World Questions
The Holocaust
Math in the Real World: the Great Wall of China
Ancient Gods and Goddesses: Matching
The Navajo Code Talkers
More Ancient Civilizations Printables

Lesson Plans

"The Fox and the Goat": A Lesson on Aesop's Fable
"The Grasshopper and the Owl": A Fable by Aesop
The Mayan Empire
"Hi" in Hieroglyphics
"Two Travelers and the Bear": A Lesson on Aesop's Fable
World War I: People, Places, and Events
The Donkey and the Dog
More Ancient Civilizations Lesson Plans


Ancient Africa Quiz


Greek and Roman Gods
Ten Most Widely Spoken Languages in the World
Remembering the Day of Infamy
Food with History
Cupid, and Other Classical Myths
Battles That Changed History
From the Great Wall to a Great Inclusive Classroom
More Ancient Civilizations References

Ancient Civilizations, Art, & Music Connected

Learning About Voice Through Photographs Assessment
Ancient Times: Art and Architecture Activity Packet
Ancient Instruments
Greek Theater
Introduction to the Panpipe
Classical Architecture
Altars to Greek Goddesses
More Ancient Civilizations Art & Music Activities

Ancient Civilizations & Literature Connected

The Odyssey
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Mythology Island
Mythology Activity Sheets
Julius Caesar
The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks
The Golden Bull Discussion Guide
Writers of the Forties
More Ancient Civilizations Literature Resources

Ancient Civilizations & Language Arts Connected

The Mayan Empire Vocabulary
Columbus Word Search
Geological Legends
Who's in the News Bulletin Board—Teacher Portion
Ancient Egypt: The Age of the Pharaohs Word Power
Heroes in Greek Mythology
A Greek Education
More Ancient Civilizations Resources for Language Arts

Digital Books

Eyewitness: Ancient Egypt
Eyewitness: Ancient Greece
Eyewitness: Ancient China
E.Guides: Mummy
Eyewitness: Mummy
Eyewitness Expert: Ancient Egypt
Eye Wonder: Pyramid
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Social Studies

Ancient Civilizations & Science Connected

Poptropica Teaching Guide: Time Tangled Island
Constructing a Prehistoric Adventure
Carbon Dating
Animals in Uniform
Halley's Comet
Thales of Miletus, Physiologist
How the Chinese Use Insects
More Ancient Civilizations Resources for Science

Ancient Civilizations & Mathematics Connected

An Expedition to Egypt Vocabulary
An Expedition to Egypt Rubric
Whispering Gallery
An Expedition to Egypt
Literature & Math: Wonders of the Ancient World Stories
More Ancient Civilizations Math Activities

Ancient Egypt Resources

7 Wonders of the Ancient World
The Treasures of King Tut
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Social Studies
Ancient Times: Social Classes and Occupations Activity Packet
Ancient Times: Law and Justice Activity Packet
Ancient Times: Education and Religion Activity Packet
Write a Lead Paragraph for The Roman Times
More Ancient Egypt Resources

Ancient China & India Resources

The 100 Most Significant Events of the Last Thousand Years
History of Chopsticks
History of Tea
World History 1-999 A.D.
More Ancient China & India Resources

Ancient Greece & Rome Resources

Ancient Times: Marriage and Family Life Activity Packet
Write a Time-Travel Dialogue
Ancient Times: Keep a Traveler's Diary
Guide to Worldwide Goddesses
More Ancient Greece & Rome Resources

Ancient Civilizations & Religion Connected

Top 10 Heroes of Greek Mythology
Noah's Birthday
What Would the Greek Gods Say?
People and Places in Egyptian Mythology
The Sea of Trolls Teacher's Guide
Mythology Teacher's Guide
The Odyssey Teacher's Guide
More Resources on Religions of Ancient Civilizations


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