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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 Scribes of Ancient Egypt Mini-Lesson
The Age of the Pharaohs Mini-Lesson
Life in Ancient Greece Mini-Lesson
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The Holocaust
Chinese Calligraphy
Ancient Gods and Goddesses: Matching
Wonders of the World Questions
Has the Past Been Just? Handouts
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
The Mayan Empire
"Hi" in Hieroglyphics
World War I: People, Places, and Events
The Baths of Ancient Rome
The Donkey and the Dog
More Ancient Civilizations Lesson Plans


Ancient Africa Quiz


Battles That Changed History
Ten Most Widely Spoken Languages in the World
U.S. Casualties in the Major Wars
History of Tea
Animals in Uniform
World History 1-999 A.D.
People and Places in Egyptian Mythology
More Ancient Civilizations References

Ancient Civilizations, Art, & Music Connected

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

Ancient Civilizations & Literature Connected

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

Ancient Civilizations & Language Arts Connected

Heroes in Greek Mythology
"Two Travelers and the Bear": A Lesson on Aesop's Fable
The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn -- Chapters Three and Four
Columbus Word Search
The Baths of Ancient Rome Vocabulary
The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks
Ancient Times: Keep a Traveler's Diary
More Ancient Civilizations Resources for Language Arts

Digital Books

Eye Wonder: Pyramid
Eyewitness: Ancient China
Eyewitness: Ancient Egypt
E.Guides: Mummy
Eyewitness: Mummy
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
Carbon Dating
Constructing a Prehistoric Adventure
Halley's Comet
Thales of Miletus, Physiologist
How the Chinese Use Insects
Kingfisher Knowledge Guide: Mummies Teacher's Guide
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
An Expedition to Egypt Rubric
An Expedition to Egypt
Whispering Gallery
More Ancient Civilizations Math Activities

Ancient Egypt Resources

7 Wonders of the Ancient World
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Social Studies
The Treasures of King Tut
Food with History
Ancient Times: Social Classes and Occupations Activity Packet
Write a Time-Travel Dialogue
Ancient Times: Law and Justice Activity Packet
More Ancient Egypt Resources

Ancient China & India Resources

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

Ancient Greece & Rome Resources

Greek and Roman Gods
Ancient Times: Marriage and Family Life Activity Packet
Ancient Times: Education and Religion Activity Packet
Write a Lead Paragraph for The Roman Times
Guide to Worldwide Goddesses
More Ancient Greece & Rome Resources

Ancient Civilizations & Religion Connected

The Mayan Empire Vocabulary
Cupid, and Other Classical Myths
Geological Legends
Noah's Birthday
What Would the Greek Gods Say?
The Sea of Trolls Teacher's Guide
Religion in Ancient Greece
More Resources on Religions of Ancient Civilizations
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Poptropica Teaching Guides
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