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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
More Mini-Lessons


The Holocaust
Chinese Calligraphy
The Navajo Code Talkers
Ancient Gods and Goddesses: Matching
Mythology Activity Sheets
Math in the Real World: the Great Wall of China
The Treasures of King Tut
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
The Mayan Empire
"Hi" in Hieroglyphics
The Donkey and the Dog
"Two Travelers and the Bear": A Lesson on Aesop's Fable
World War I: People, Places, and Events
More Ancient Civilizations Lesson Plans


Ancient Africa Quiz


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

Ancient Civilizations, Art, & Music Connected

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

Ancient Civilizations & Literature Connected

The Odyssey
"In Flanders Fields"
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Mythology Island
Slaughterhouse-Five Projects
Hiroshima: Synopsis, Ideas, and Writing Connections
Julius Caesar
The Odyssey Teacher's Guide
More Ancient Civilizations Literature Resources

Ancient Civilizations & Language Arts Connected

Columbus Word Search
Wonders of the World Questions
Geological Legends
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
Beginnings of Ancient China Word Power
Ancient Egypt: The Age of the Pharaohs Word Power
Modern Olympic Beginnings Word Power
More Ancient Civilizations Resources for Language Arts

Digital Books

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

Ancient Civilizations & Science Connected

Constructing a Prehistoric Adventure
Carbon Dating
Thales of Miletus, Physiologist
Halley's Comet
How the Chinese Use Insects
How Was the Great Pyramid Built?
Kingfisher Knowledge Guide: Mummies Teacher's Guide
More Ancient Civilizations Resources for Science

Ancient Civilizations & Mathematics Connected

An Expedition to Egypt Vocabulary
Whispering Gallery
An Expedition to Egypt Rubric
An Expedition to Egypt
The Mummy Knows
More Ancient Civilizations Math Activities

Ancient Egypt Resources

7 Wonders of the Ancient World
Ancient Times: Social Classes and Occupations Activity Packet
Ancient Times: Education and Religion Activity Packet
Ancient Egypt Quiz
Scribes of Ancient Egypt Word Power
People and Places in Egyptian Mythology
Food with History
More Ancient Egypt Resources

Ancient China & India Resources

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

Ancient Greece & Rome Resources

Write a Lead Paragraph for The Roman Times
Ancient Times: Law and Justice Activity Packet
Ancient Times: Marriage and Family Life Activity Packet
Write a Time-Travel Dialogue
Ancient Times: Keep a Traveler's Diary
Guide to Worldwide Goddesses
More Ancient Greece & Rome Resources

Ancient Civilizations & Religion Connected

Top 10 Heroes of Greek Mythology
Mythology Teacher's Guide
The Mayan Empire Vocabulary
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

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