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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
More Mini-Lessons

Printables

The Holocaust
Thinking about Prejudice
Holocaust
Chinese Calligraphy
Ancient Gods and Goddesses: Matching
The Navajo Code Talkers
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
World War I: People, Places, and Events
"Hi" in Hieroglyphics
The Donkey and the Dog
"Two Travelers and the Bear": A Lesson on Aesop's Fable
More Ancient Civilizations Lesson Plans

Quizzes

Ancient Africa Quiz

References

Remembering the Day of Infamy
Battles That Changed History
Ten Most Widely Spoken Languages in the World
History of Chopsticks
History of Tea
Caesar Augustus Biography
Guide to Worldwide Goddesses
More Ancient Civilizations References

Ancient Civilizations, Art, & Music Connected

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

Ancient Civilizations & Literature Connected

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

Ancient Civilizations & Language Arts Connected

The Mayan Empire Vocabulary
Wonders of the World Questions
Columbus Word Search
The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks
Storm Curriculum Guide
An Expedition to Egypt Vocabulary
The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn
More Ancient Civilizations Resources for Language Arts

Digital Books

Eyewitness: Ancient China
Eyewitness: Ancient Egypt
Eyewitness: Ancient Greece
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
How the Chinese Use Insects
Constructing a Prehistoric Adventure
Carbon Dating
Thales of Miletus, Physiologist
Kingfisher Knowledge Guide: Mummies Teacher's Guide
Halley's Comet
More Ancient Civilizations Resources for Science

Ancient Civilizations & Mathematics Connected

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

Ancient Egypt Resources

7 Wonders of the Ancient World
Ancient Times: Marriage and Family Life Activity Packet
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Social Studies
The Treasures of King Tut
Ancient Egypt: The Age of the Pharaohs Word Power
Ancient Times: Social Classes and Occupations Activity Packet
Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures #2: The Great Egyptian Grave Robbery Teaching Guide
More Ancient Egypt Resources

Ancient China & India Resources

World History 1-999 A.D.
The 100 Most Significant Events of the Last Thousand Years
More Ancient China & India Resources

Ancient Greece & Rome Resources

Greek and Roman Gods
Write a Time-Travel Dialogue
Write a Lead Paragraph for The Roman Times
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

Mythology Teacher's Guide
Geological Legends
Top 10 Heroes of Greek Mythology
Cupid, and Other Classical Myths
People and Places in Egyptian Mythology
Altars to Greek Goddesses
The Sea of Trolls Teacher's Guide
More Resources on Religions of Ancient Civilizations

Highlights

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!

Videos
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: Library Week (4/12-18), Volunteer Week (4/12-18), Poison Prevention Week (4/15-21), Earth Day (4/22), Tell a Story Day (4/27), International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), 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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