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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
The Scribes of Ancient Egypt Mini-Lesson
Life in Ancient Greece Mini-Lesson
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Ancient Gods and Goddesses: Matching
Wonders of the World Questions
Slaughterhouse-Five Projects
The Holocaust
Chinese Calligraphy
Ralph Masiello's Ancient Egypt Drawing Book Coloring Page
Mythology Activity Sheets
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Lesson Plans

"The Fox and the Goat": A Lesson on Aesop's Fable
"The Grasshopper and the Owl": A Fable by Aesop
The Donkey and the Dog
The Mayan Empire
Wonders of the World
"Two Travelers and the Bear": A Lesson on Aesop's Fable
Current Archaeology
More Ancient Civilizations Lesson Plans


Ancient Africa Quiz


From the Great Wall to a Great Inclusive Classroom
History of Chopsticks
Animals in Uniform
Ten Most Widely Spoken Languages in the World
World History 1-999 A.D.
U.S. Casualties in the Major Wars
Greek and Roman Gods
More Ancient Civilizations References

Ancient Civilizations, Art, & Music Connected

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

Ancient Civilizations & Literature Connected

The Odyssey
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Mythology Island
Julius Caesar
The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn
The Golden Bull Discussion Guide
Readers Theater Script: The House of Sixty Fathers
Hiroshima: Synopsis, Ideas, and Writing Connections
More Ancient Civilizations Literature Resources

Ancient Civilizations & Language Arts Connected

Write a Time-Travel Dialogue
Ancient Egypt: The Age of the Pharaohs Word Power
An Expedition to Egypt Vocabulary
Remembering the Day of Infamy
"Hi" in Hieroglyphics
The Baths of Ancient Rome Vocabulary
"In Flanders Fields"
More Ancient Civilizations Resources for Language Arts

Digital Books

Eye Wonder: Pyramid
E.Guides: Mummy
Eyewitness Expert: Ancient Egypt
Eyewitness: Ancient Egypt
Eyewitness: Ancient Greece
Eyewitness: Mummy
Eyewitness: Ancient China
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
Kingfisher Knowledge Guide: Mummies Teacher's Guide
How Was the Great Pyramid Built?
More Ancient Civilizations Resources for Science

Ancient Civilizations & Mathematics Connected

An Expedition to Egypt
An Expedition to Egypt Rubric
Whispering Gallery
Literature & Math: Wonders of the Ancient World Stories
Math in the Real World: the Great Wall of China
More Ancient Civilizations Math Activities

Ancient Egypt Resources

7 Wonders of the Ancient World
The Treasures of King Tut
People and Places in Egyptian Mythology
Food with History
Battles That Changed History
Ancient Times: Education and Religion Activity Packet
Ancient Times: Marriage and Family Life Activity Packet
More Ancient Egypt Resources

Ancient China & India Resources

History of Tea
The 100 Most Significant Events of the Last Thousand Years
More Ancient China & India Resources

Ancient Greece & Rome Resources

Write a Lead Paragraph for The Roman Times
Ancient Times: Social Classes and Occupations Activity Packet
Ancient Times: Keep a Traveler's Diary
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
Religion in Ancient Greece
Cupid, and Other Classical Myths
The Mayan Empire Vocabulary
Geological Legends
Noah's Birthday
What Would the Greek Gods Say?
More Resources on Religions of Ancient Civilizations


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