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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
More Mini-Lessons

Printables

Chinese Calligraphy
The Holocaust
Ancient Gods and Goddesses: Matching
Holocaust
The Lusitania
The Navajo Code Talkers
Halley's Comet
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
"Two Travelers and the Bear": A Lesson on Aesop's Fable
"Hi" in Hieroglyphics
More Ancient Civilizations Lesson Plans

Quizzes

Ancient Africa Quiz

References

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

Ancient Civilizations, Art, & Music Connected

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

Ancient Civilizations & Literature Connected

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

Ancient Civilizations & Language Arts Connected

Ken Jennings' Junior Genius Guides Series: Maps and Geography and Greek Mythology Classroom Guide
Wonders of the World Questions
Columbus Word Search
Who's in the News Bulletin Board—Teacher Portion
Kingfisher Knowledge Guide: Mummies Teacher's Guide
Life in Ancient Greece Word Power
Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures #2: The Great Egyptian Grave Robbery Teaching Guide
More Ancient Civilizations Resources for Language Arts

Digital Books

Eyewitness: Ancient Greece
Eyewitness: Ancient Egypt
Eyewitness: Ancient China
E.Guides: Mummy
Eyewitness: Mummy
Eye Wonder: Pyramid
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
How Was the Great Pyramid Built?
Science and Medicine in Ancient Greece
How the Chinese Use Insects
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 Vocabulary
An Expedition to Egypt Rubric
Eratosthenes
More Ancient Civilizations Math Activities

Ancient Egypt Resources

Ancient Times: Social Classes and Occupations Activity Packet
Ancient Egypt: The Age of the Pharaohs Word Power
7 Wonders of the Ancient World
Write a Lead Paragraph for The Roman Times
The Treasures of King Tut
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Social Studies
People and Places in Egyptian Mythology
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
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
Heroes in Greek Mythology
Mythology Teacher's Guide
Noah's Birthday
The Odyssey Teacher's Guide
Olympian Gods and Goddesses
The Mayan Empire Vocabulary
More Resources on Religions of Ancient Civilizations

Highlights

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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