Hands-on History: Ancient Civilizations Activities

Author: Sundem, Garth

Publisher: Shell Education

ISBN: 1618137980

Category: Education

Page: 178

View: 2762


Making learning fun and interactive builds excitment for your social studies students. This book includes game-formatted activities for the study of Ancient Civilizations such as ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China, Greece, and Rome. These hands-on activities are aligned to state and national standards and supports college and career readiness skills. The hands-on lessons foster engagement, teamwork, creativity, and critical thinking. In addition to history-based lessons, this resource includes grading rubrics and ideas for assessment. The games in Hands-on History Activities will help you take an active approach to teaching while inspiring your students to make their own explorations of history.

Ancient Civilizations

Author: Brian M. Fagan,Chris Scarre

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317296087

Category: Social Science

Page: 536

View: 8824


Ancient Civilizations offers a comprehensive and straightforward account of the world’s first civilizations and how they were discovered, drawing on many avenues of inquiry including archaeological excavations, surveys, laboratory work, highly specialized scientific investigations, and both historical and ethnohistorical records. This book covers the earliest civilizations and the great powers in the Near East, moving on to the first Aegean civilizations, the Mediterranean world in the first millennium, Imperial Rome, northeast Africa, the divine kings in southeast Asia, and empires in East Asia, as well as early states in the Americas and Andean civilization. Ancient Civilizations includes a number of features to support student learning: a wealth of images, including several new illustrations; feature boxes which expand on key sites, finds and written sources; and an extensive guide to further reading. With new perceptions of the origin and collapse of states, including a review of the issue of sustainability, this fourth edition has been extensively updated in the light of spectacular new discoveries and the latest theoretical advances. Examining the world’s pre-industrial civilizations from a multidisciplinary perspective and offering a comparative analysis of the field which explores the connections between all civilizations around the world, Scarre and Fagan, both established authorities on world prehistory, provide a valuable introduction to pre-industrial civilizations in all their brilliant diversity.

Ancient Civilizations of Africa

Author: G. Mokhtar

Publisher: UNESCO

ISBN: 923101708X

Category: Africa

Page: 804

View: 6346


Deals with the period beginning at the close of the Neolithic era, from around the eighth millennium before our era. This period of some 9,000 years of history has been sub-divided into four major geographical zones, following the pattern of African historical research. Chapters 1 to 12 cover the corridor of the Nile, Egypt and Nubia. Chapters 13 to 16 relate to the Ethiopian highlands. Chapters 17 to 20 describe the part of Africa later called the Magrhib and its Saharan hinterland. Chapters 21 to 29, the rest of Africa as well as some of the islands of the Indian Ocean.--Publisher's description

Ancient Civilizations of Africa

Author: Muḥammad Jamāl al-Dīn Mukhtār

Publisher: James Currey Publishers

ISBN: 9780852550922

Category: Africa

Page: 420

View: 2907


SPECIAL COMMENDATION in Africa's 100 Best Books of the Twentieth Century. The series is illustrated throughout with maps and black and white photographs.

Ancient civilizations

the illustrated guide to belief, mythology, and art

Author: Greg Woolf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781435101210

Category: History

Page: 688

View: 3063


From the dazzling temples of the Acropolis to the strange and enigmatic glyphs of the Maya, Ancient Civilizations takes readers on a fascinating journey back in time. This richly illustrated book explores the beliefs, rituals, arts and myths of ancient cultures across the world, beginning with the first civilizations of the Fertile Crescent and progressing to the early Middle Ages. Informative, accessible text and gorgeous, detailed photographs of art work and sacred sites give readers real insight into our ancient ancestors' daily lives. Special emphasis is given to symbols, sacred texts, religious ceremonies, gods and goddesses, visions of the cosmos, and sacred sites. If you've ever felt drawn to the magic, legends, and mysteries of the past, this is the perfect book for both reading pleasure and reference.

The Ancient Civilizations of Greece and Rome

Solving Algebraic Equations

Author: Kerri O'Donnell

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404251236

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 2222


Discusses algebraic equations using practical examples from the study of the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome.

Ancient Civilizations

From the Earliest Times to the Birth of Christ

Author: Donald Alexander MacKenzie

Publisher: N.A


Category: Civilization, Ancient

Page: 283

View: 8616


Ancient Civilizations - Mespotamia

Author: Jane Pofahl

Publisher: Instructional Fair

ISBN: 9780513021884

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 999


The Time Traveler Series will aid you as you teach the colorful history of ancient civilizations to grades 3-6 and explore such topics as development of language, early government, culture and art forms, scientific discoveries, and the historic personalities who helped shape our own present-day culture.

Technology and Science in Ancient Civilizations

Author: Richard G. Olson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313065233

Category: History

Page: 262

View: 8875


Why did the Greeks excel in geometry, but lag begin the Mesopotamians in arithmetic? How were the great pyramids of Egypt and the Han tombs in China constructed? What did the complex system of canals and dykes in the Tigris and Euphrates river valley have to do with the deforestation of Lebanon's famed cedar forests? This work presents a cross-cultural comparison of the ways in which the ancients learned about and preserved their knowledge of the natural world, and the ways in which they developed technologies that enabled them to adapt to and shape their surroundings. Covering the major ancient civilizations - those of Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, Greece, the Indus Valley, and Meso-America - Olson explores how language and numbering systems influenced the social structure, how seemingly beneficial construction projects affected a civilization's rise or decline, how religion and magic shaped both medicine and agriculture, and how trade and the resulting cultural interactions transformed the making of both everyday household items and items intended as art. Along the way, Olson delves into how scientific knowledge and its technological applications changed the daily lives of the ancients.

Exploring Ancient Civilizations: Index

Author: Richard Balkwill

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761474562

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 11

View: 3819


Offers 249 articles on ancient civilizations, covering such topics as legendary figures and deities, places, philosophy, religion, mythology, and writings, art, education, and technology.

Ancient Civilizations

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1619068664

Category: Education

Page: 46

View: 1318


Facts101 is your complete guide to Ancient Civilizations. In this book, you will learn topics such as Part III Great Powers in the Near East, Part IV The Mediterranean World, Part V Northeast Africa and Asia, and Part VI early States in the Americas plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

California Reflections, Vocabulary Power, Grade 6

Ancient Civilizations

Author: Hsp,Harcourt School Publishers

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin School

ISBN: 9780153444487

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 132

View: 4438


Part of the History-social science series created to follow the California standards and framework, providing stories of important people, places, geography, and events.

Internet Inquiry

Internet Activities Designed to Utilises an Inquiry Process of Learning. Ancient civilisations

Author: Sally Young

Publisher: Ready-Ed Publications

ISBN: 1863977503

Category: Civilization, Ancient

Page: 44

View: 4127


Internet activities designed to utilise an inquiry process of learning which includes: The Incas, ancient Egypt, the Vikings, Indus Valley, the Celts and ancient Romans. Age 8+.

Why Did Ancient Civilizations Fail?

Author: Scott A J Johnson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315512874

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

View: 9540


Ideas abound as to why certain complex societies collapsed in the past, including environmental change, subsistence failure, fluctuating social structure and lack of adaptability. Why Did Ancient Civilizations Fail? evaluates the current theories in this important topic and discusses why they offer only partial explanations of the failure of past civilizations. This engaging book offers a new theory of collapse, that of social hubris. Through an examination of Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Roman, Maya, Inca, and Aztec societies, Johnson persuasively argues that hubris blinded many ancient peoples to evidence that would have allowed them to adapt, and he further considers how this has implications for contemporary societies. Comprehensive and well-written, this volume serves as an ideal text for undergraduate courses on ancient complex societies, as well as appealing to the scholar interested in societal collapse.

Rome and Jerusalem

The Clash of Ancient Civilizations

Author: Martin Goodman

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307544362

Category: History

Page: 624

View: 7553


A magisterial history of the titanic struggle between the Roman and Jewish worlds that led to the destruction of Jerusalem. Martin Goodman—equally renowned in Jewish and in Roman studies—examines this conflict, its causes, and its consequences with unprecedented authority and thoroughness. He delineates the incompatibility between the cultural, political, and religious beliefs and practices of the two peoples and explains how Rome's interests were served by a policy of brutality against the Jews. At the same time, Christians began to distance themselves from their origins, becoming increasingly hostile toward Jews as Christian influence spread within the empire. This is the authoritative work of how these two great civilizations collided and how the reverberations are felt to this day. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations

Author: John Haywood

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780141014487

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 7315


An broad-based survey of the world's earliest human cultures ranges from the ancient farming settlements of Mesopotamia to the founding of Rome, utilizing photographs, artwork, reproductions, and full-color maps to highlight a look at such topics as the origins of the Egyptian pharaohs, China's dynasties, and the great cities of the Inca and Aztec. Original.