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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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Chinese Calligraphy
The Holocaust
Ancient Gods and Goddesses: Matching
Ken Jennings' Junior Genius Guides Series: Maps and Geography and Greek Mythology Classroom Guide
The Lusitania
The Navajo Code Talkers
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
"Two Travelers and the Bear": A Lesson on Aesop's Fable
"Hi" in Hieroglyphics
The Donkey and the Dog
More Ancient Civilizations Lesson Plans


Ancient Africa Quiz


History of Chopsticks
Cupid, and Other Classical Myths
Battles That Changed History
The 100 Most Significant Events of the Last Thousand Years
Greek and Roman Gods
History of Tea
Animals in Uniform
More Ancient Civilizations References

Ancient Civilizations, Art, & Music Connected

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

Ancient Civilizations & Literature Connected

The Odyssey
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Mythology Island
Mythology Activity Sheets
The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn -- Chapters Three and Four
The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn
Julius Caesar
Slaughterhouse-Five Projects
More Ancient Civilizations Literature Resources

Ancient Civilizations & Language Arts Connected

Wonders of the World Questions
Who's in the News Bulletin Board—Teacher Portion
Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures #2: The Great Egyptian Grave Robbery Teaching Guide
Columbus Word Search
"In Flanders Fields"
Kingfisher Knowledge Guide: Mummies Teacher's Guide
Heroes in Greek Mythology
More Ancient Civilizations Resources for Language Arts

Digital Books

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

Ancient Civilizations & Science Connected

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

Ancient Civilizations & Mathematics Connected

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

Ancient Egypt Resources

Ancient Times: Social Classes and Occupations Activity Packet
7 Wonders of the Ancient World
The Treasures of King Tut
Ancient Times: Education and Religion Activity Packet
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Social Studies
Ancient Egypt: The Age of the Pharaohs Word Power
Food with History
More Ancient Egypt Resources

Ancient China & India Resources

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
Write a Lead Paragraph for The Roman Times
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
Noah's Birthday
Mythology Teacher's Guide
Olympian Gods and Goddesses
The Odyssey Teacher's Guide
The Mayan Empire Vocabulary
Altars to Greek Goddesses
More Resources on Religions of Ancient Civilizations


Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon
Join the Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon! Read each episode as it's re-released with newly revealed facts, behind-the-scenes illustrations, and the inside scoop. Make it official by pledging on the blog to read each chapter with Cosmoe. Your students will love following the exploits of these space travelers, and you'll love the educational elements that can easily be paired to the stories.

Handwashing Awareness
Kids are especially susceptible to contracting and spreading viruses during the winter months. Prevention starts with proper handwashing. Show students how to keep germs away.

March Calendar of Events
March is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National School Breakfast Week (3/2-6), World Orphan Week (3/4-11), Boston Massacre (3/5/1770), Daylight Saving Time Begins (3/8), International Women's Day (3/8), Teen Tech Week (3/8-14), Pi Day (3/14), St. Patrick's Day (3/17), Spring Begins (3/20), Make Your Own Holiday Day (3/26), and World Theatre Day (3/27). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Music In Our Schools Month, Women's History Month, and Youth Art Month!

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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Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. Talk to your students about the accomplishments women have made—as well as the adversity they have faced.

Teaching with Comics
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guide to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series, 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 stores.

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