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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 Beginnings of Ancient China Mini-Lesson
The Age of the Pharaohs Mini-Lesson
Life in Ancient Greece Mini-Lesson
The Scribes of Ancient Egypt Mini-Lesson
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The Holocaust
Storm Curriculum Guide
Chinese Calligraphy
Ancient Gods and Goddesses: Matching
The Navajo Code Talkers
Thinking about Prejudice
More Ancient Civilizations Printables

Lesson Plans

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


Ancient Africa Quiz


Remembering the Day of Infamy
Battles That Changed History
History of Tea
Greek and Roman Gods
Caesar Augustus Biography
Animals in Uniform
Food with History
More Ancient Civilizations References

Ancient Civilizations, Art, & Music Connected

Learning About Voice Through Photographs Assessment
Altars to Greek Goddesses
Classical Architecture
Ancient Times: Art and Architecture Activity Packet
Greek Theater
Ralph Masiello's Ancient Egypt Drawing Book Coloring Page
Introduction to the Panpipe
More Ancient Civilizations Art & Music Activities

Ancient Civilizations & Literature Connected

The Odyssey
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Mythology Island
Julius Caesar
The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks
Mythology Activity Sheets
Slaughterhouse-Five Projects
"In Flanders Fields"
More Ancient Civilizations Literature Resources

Ancient Civilizations & Language Arts Connected

Columbus Word Search
Wonders of the World Questions
Beginnings of Ancient China Word Power
The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn
Ancient Egypt: The Age of the Pharaohs Word Power
Write a Time-Travel Dialogue
Kingfisher Knowledge Guide: Mummies Teacher's Guide
More Ancient Civilizations Resources for Language Arts

Digital Books

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

Ancient Civilizations & Science Connected

Poptropica Teaching Guide: Time Tangled Island
Carbon Dating
Constructing a Prehistoric Adventure
Halley's Comet
Thales of Miletus, Physiologist
How Was the Great Pyramid Built?
Science and Medicine in Ancient Greece
More Ancient Civilizations Resources for Science

Ancient Civilizations & Mathematics Connected

Math in the Real World: the Great Wall of China
Literature & Math: Wonders of the Ancient World Stories
The Mummy Knows
An Expedition to Egypt Rubric
An Expedition to Egypt Vocabulary
More Ancient Civilizations Math Activities

Ancient Egypt Resources

7 Wonders of the Ancient World
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Social Studies
Ancient Times: Social Classes and Occupations Activity Packet
The Treasures of King Tut
An Expedition to Egypt
People and Places in Egyptian Mythology
Ancient Times: Marriage and Family Life Activity Packet
More Ancient Egypt Resources

Ancient China & India Resources

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

Ancient Greece & Rome Resources

Write a Lead Paragraph for The Roman Times
Ancient Times: Keep a Traveler's Diary
Ancient Times: Education and Religion Activity Packet
Ancient Times: Law and Justice Activity Packet
Guide to Worldwide Goddesses
More Ancient Greece & Rome Resources

Ancient Civilizations & Religion Connected

Top 10 Heroes of Greek Mythology
Noah's Birthday
Olympian Gods and Goddesses
Ken Jennings' Junior Genius Guides Series: Maps and Geography and Greek Mythology Classroom Guide
The Mayan Empire Vocabulary
Cupid, and Other Classical Myths
Geological Legends
More Resources on Religions of Ancient Civilizations


Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!

April Calendar of Events
April is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: April Fool's Day (begins 4/1), Passover (begins sundown 4/3), Easter (4/5), Name Yourself Day (4/9), Encourage a Young Writer Day (4/10), Library Week (4/12-18), Volunteer Week (4/12-18), Holocaust Remembrance Day (begins sundown 4/15), Poison Prevention Week (4/15-21), Earth Day (4/22), Tell a Story Day (4/27), International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Mathematics Education Month, National Poetry Month, and Youth Sports Safety Month!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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