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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 Age of the Pharaohs Mini-Lesson
The Scribes of Ancient Egypt Mini-Lesson
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Ancient Greece Worksheets
The Holocaust
Ancient Gods and Goddesses: Matching
The Navajo Code Talkers
Chinese Calligraphy
Mythology Activity Sheets
Thinking about Prejudice
The Lusitania
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
What Are the Modern Olympic Games?
"Hi" in Hieroglyphics
"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


Remembering the Day of Infamy
From the Great Wall to a Great Inclusive Classroom
The 100 Most Significant Events of the Last Thousand Years
History of Chopsticks
Greek and Roman Gods
Aboriginal Australia
Battles That Changed History
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Ancient Civilizations, Art, & Music Connected

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

Ancient Civilizations & Literature Connected

The Odyssey
Julius Caesar
Poptropica Teaching Guide: Mythology Island
Hiroshima: Synopsis, Ideas, and Writing Connections
The Donkey and the Dog
The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn -- Chapters Three and Four
The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn
More Ancient Civilizations Literature Resources

Ancient Civilizations & Language Arts Connected

Wonders of the World Questions
Columbus Word Search
The Mayan Empire Vocabulary
"In Flanders Fields"
Slaughterhouse-Five Projects
Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures #2: The Great Egyptian Grave Robbery Teaching Guide
The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks
More Ancient Civilizations Resources for Language Arts

Digital Books

Eyewitness: Ancient China
Eyewitness: Ancient Greece
Eyewitness: Ancient Egypt
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
Halley's Comet
How Was the Great Pyramid Built?
Animals in Uniform
Constructing a Prehistoric Adventure
Science and Medicine in Ancient Greece
More Ancient Civilizations Resources for Science

Ancient Civilizations & Mathematics Connected

Math in the Real World: the Great Wall of China
The Mummy Knows
An Expedition to Egypt
Whispering Gallery
An Expedition to Egypt Rubric
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
Ancient Times: Social Classes and Occupations Activity Packet
Write a Time-Travel Dialogue
Write a Lead Paragraph for The Roman Times
Ancient Times: Keep a Traveler's Diary
More Ancient Egypt Resources

Ancient China & India Resources

History of Tea
World History 1-999 A.D.
More Ancient China & India Resources

Ancient Greece & Rome Resources

Ancient Times: Law and Justice Activity Packet
Guide to Worldwide Goddesses
Ancient Times: Marriage and Family Life Activity Packet
Ancient Times: Education and Religion Activity Packet
More Ancient Greece & Rome Resources

Ancient Civilizations & Religion Connected

Top 10 Heroes of Greek Mythology
Cupid, and Other Classical Myths
'Ology Activity Sheets
Heroes in Greek Mythology
Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Greece
The Sea of Trolls Teacher's Guide
More Resources on Religions of Ancient Civilizations

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