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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
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Has the Past Been Just? Handouts
The Holocaust
Chinese Calligraphy
Ancient Gods and Goddesses: Matching
Politics and Power in Ancient Greece
Heroes in Greek Mythology
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
The Donkey and the Dog
What Are the Modern Olympic Games?
"Hi" in Hieroglyphics
More Ancient Civilizations Lesson Plans


Ancient Africa Quiz


Battles That Changed History
Food with History
History of Chopsticks
A History of the New Year
The 100 Most Significant Events of the Last Thousand Years
Animals in Uniform
Remembering the Day of Infamy
More Ancient Civilizations References

Ancient Civilizations, Art, & Music Connected

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

Ancient Civilizations & Literature Connected

Poptropica Teaching Guide: Mythology Island
The Odyssey
"In Flanders Fields"
Mythology Activity Sheets
"Two Travelers and the Bear": A Lesson on Aesop's Fable
Slaughterhouse-Five Projects
The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn -- Chapters Three and Four
More Ancient Civilizations Literature Resources

Ancient Civilizations & Language Arts Connected

Wonders of the World Questions
Columbus Word Search
Julius Caesar
Ancient Times: Keep a Traveler's Diary
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
The Mayan Empire Vocabulary
Write a Lead Paragraph for The Roman Times
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
Constructing a Prehistoric Adventure
Carbon Dating
Halley's Comet
Thales of Miletus, Physiologist
How the Chinese Use Insects
How Was the Great Pyramid Built?
More Ancient Civilizations Resources for Science

Ancient Civilizations & Mathematics Connected

Math in the Real World: the Great Wall of China
Whispering Gallery
An Expedition to Egypt
An Expedition to Egypt Rubric
An Expedition to Egypt Vocabulary
More Ancient Civilizations Math Activities

Ancient Egypt Resources

Gallery of DK Digital Books for Social Studies
7 Wonders of the Ancient World
The Treasures of King Tut
People and Places in Egyptian Mythology
Ancient Times: Marriage and Family Life Activity Packet
Write a Time-Travel Dialogue
Ancient Times: Social Classes and Occupations Activity Packet
More Ancient Egypt Resources

Ancient China & India Resources

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

Ancient Greece & Rome Resources

Greek and Roman Gods
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

Cupid, and Other Classical Myths
Geological Legends
Noah's Birthday
What Would the Greek Gods Say?
The Sea of Trolls Teacher's Guide
Oracle Prophecies Reading Guide
The Odyssey Teacher's Guide
More Resources on Religions of Ancient Civilizations


Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, American History, and the environment. Enjoy!

May Calendar of Events
May is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Backyard Games Week (5/18-25), Buy a Musical Instrument Day (5/22), and Memorial Day (5/25). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Inventors Month, Physical Fitness & Sports Month, and Water 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.

Now available: Galactic Hot Dogs in print! Buy it at bookstores now.

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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