Ancient Civilizations

by Mary Ann

Resources for studying ancient civilizations

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The Ancient World  (Y,M)
A geography lesson plan from Discovery Education.com for grades K-8.

Wheel of Pharaoh  (Y)
Lesson plan for ancient civilizations from Discovery.Education.com for grades K-5.

Ancient Times  (Y)
Lesson plan from Discovery Education.com for grades K-5.

Reflections of Ancient Greece  (Y)
Lesson plan on ancient civilizations from Discovery Education. com for grades K-5.

Aztecs, Incas, and Mayans - Oh My!  (Y)
Students study the early civilizations that developed into empires in Central and South America. Grade 4

Mr. Donn's Ancient Africa unit  (Y,M,O)
Many lessons and units on ancient and modern Africa from Mr. Donn including history, geography, animals, kings & queens, and more

Ancient Civilizations  (Y,M,O,T)
Free lapbook, notebook & unit resources for homeschoolers from Dynamic 2 Moms. Includes free lapbook sheets for ancient Mesopotamia, The Indus River Valley, China, Phoenicia, Assyria, Babylon, Africa, Egypt, Greece and Rome

(Mr. Donn's) Ancient Mesopotamia Unit  (Y,M,O,T)
This book has two complete units, one for Ancient Mesopotamia and one for ancient India.

Mrs. Donn's Egyptian Pyramids, Tombs, Temples, and Structures  (Y)
Lesson Plans for Ancient Egypt Pyramids, Tombs, Temples, Structures

Mr. Donn's: In the Tombs of Egypt  (Y,M,O,T)
Mr Donn's lesson plans and activities about Egyptian Tombs for kids & teachers

Ancient Greece  (Y,M,O,T)
Mr Donn's lesson plans and activities about Greece for kids & teachers

Ancient Egypt Unit Study  (Y,M,O,T)
Mr Donn's lesson plans and activities about the Egypt for kids & teachers.

PaleontOlogy: The Big Dig  (Y,M,O,T)
From Ology - American Museum of Natural History.

Global Trek - Greece  (M)
Learn about and meet the people of Iraq. Includes information about ancient Greece, myths of Greece and the Olympic games. Grades 4-8.

Global Trek - Italy  (M)
Learn about and meet the people of Italy. Learn about ancient Roma and its myths. Grades 4-8.

Global Trek - Peru  (M)
Learn about and meet the people of Peru. Learn about the Incas. Grades 4-8.

Ancient India Unit  (Y,M)
India Past and Present - Lesson plans for teachers and students.

BMAG for Kids  (Y)
From the Birmingham Museum, an online time line of activities for kids. Units include ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, Roman Empire, the Victorians, WWII and Art Gallery.

Maya Adventure  (Y,M,O,T)
From the Science Museum of Minnesota.

Nova Online: The Vikings  (Y,M)
From PBS.org. Based on recent archeological investigations.

Ancient Egypt  (M,O)
From the Trustees of the British Museum, each section has a story, a challenge (requires shockwave), and a timeline. The website design is intriguing and the content interesting. Includes information on Egyptian deities and temples.

Ancient Egypt; Lesson Plans for Teachers  (Y,M,O,T)
A selection of cross-curricular lesson plans created by Detroit teachers

Ancient Greek Olympics Mini Unit study  (Y,M,O,T)
Mr Donn's lesson plans and activities about the original Olympics for kids & teachers.

Pharaoh: Lord of the Two Lands   (M,O)
Pharaoh was considered a deity in ancient Egypt. Find out about who a pharaoh was, read a story about battle and tribute, examine a wall relief from an ancient Egyptian temple, and identify ancient objects in 'Ask the experts'.

Why do civilizations collapse  (M,O)
Excellent investigative site from the Annenberg Exhibits

Dig the Bible  (Y,M,O)
A site designed to help laymen better understand the bible through the use of archaeology.

Elementary Themes Viking Ships  (Y)
Learn about different kinds of Viking ships and find links to other related sites.

Daily Life in Ancient China  (Y)
Mr Donn's lesson plans and activities about China for kids & teachers

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