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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
Life in Ancient Greece Mini-Lesson
The Scribes of Ancient Egypt Mini-Lesson
The Age of the Pharaohs Mini-Lesson
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The Holocaust
The Founding of Rome
Chinese Calligraphy
Thinking about Prejudice
Ancient Gods and Goddesses: Matching
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
"Hi" in Hieroglyphics
Wonders of the World
The Donkey and the Dog
More Ancient Civilizations Lesson Plans


Ancient Africa Quiz


Battles That Changed History
Remembering the Day of Infamy
History of Chopsticks
History of Tea
Guide to Worldwide Goddesses
Ten Most Widely Spoken Languages in the World
World History 1-999 A.D.
More Ancient Civilizations References

Ancient Civilizations, Art, & Music Connected

Ralph Masiello's Ancient Egypt Drawing Book Coloring Page
Classical Architecture
Learning About Voice Through Photographs Assessment
Ancient Times: Art and Architecture Activity Packet
Greek Theater
The Face of a Leader Handout
Altars to Greek Goddesses
More Ancient Civilizations Art & Music Activities

Ancient Civilizations & Literature Connected

Poptropica Teaching Guide: Mythology Island
The Odyssey
Mythology Activity Sheets
Slaughterhouse-Five Projects
"In Flanders Fields"
Julius Caesar
The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn
More Ancient Civilizations Literature Resources

Ancient Civilizations & Language Arts Connected

Geological Legends
Beginnings of Ancient China Word Power
Wonders of the World Questions
Ancient Egypt: The Age of the Pharaohs Word Power
The Mayan Empire Vocabulary
"Two Travelers and the Bear": A Lesson on Aesop's Fable
The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn -- Chapters Three and Four
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
How Was the Great Pyramid Built?
How the Chinese Use Insects
Carbon Dating
Constructing a Prehistoric Adventure
Halley's Comet
Thales of Miletus, Physiologist
More Ancient Civilizations Resources for Science

Ancient Civilizations & Mathematics Connected

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

Ancient Egypt Resources

7 Wonders of the Ancient World
The Treasures of King Tut
Write a Lead Paragraph for The Roman Times
Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures #2: The Great Egyptian Grave Robbery Teaching Guide
Ancient Egypt Quiz
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Social Studies
Food with History
More Ancient Egypt Resources

Ancient China & India Resources

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

Ancient Greece & Rome Resources

Greek and Roman Gods
Ancient Times: Marriage and Family Life Activity Packet
Write a Time-Travel Dialogue
Ancient Times: Social Classes and Occupations Activity Packet
Ancient Times: Keep a Traveler's Diary
Ancient Times: Education and Religion Activity Packet
Ancient Times: Law and Justice Activity Packet
More Ancient Greece & Rome Resources

Ancient Civilizations & Religion Connected

Storm Curriculum Guide
Mythology Teacher's Guide
People and Places in Egyptian Mythology
Cupid, and Other Classical Myths
Noah's Birthday
What Would the Greek Gods Say?
The Sea of Trolls Teacher's Guide
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!

Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: Earth Day, women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, and American History. Enjoy!

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: Tell a Story Day (4/27) and International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate 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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