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9-12 World History Presentation
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Students will create a digital presentation of their topic.  Areas highlighted will be Human-Environment Interaction, Politics, Economics, Culture (to include Religion) and Technology.  Students will also discuss the important points of the previously created timeline. 

Subject:
World History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
William Allred
Carrie Robledo
Date Added:
05/06/2021
All Roads Lead to Istanbul: 1150 World's Fair Simulation
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In this unit, students will gain knowledge of the Ottoman Empire and will work together to demonstrate that knowledge in a presentation and simulation of the culture and time period.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Arizona
Date Added:
05/12/2017
Ancient Canaan, The Exodus, and Babylon
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This lesson plan explores the geography of Ancient Palestine and modern day Israel, and provides students with background information on Abraham, the Exodus from Egypt, the divided Kingdoms, and the eventual Jewish Diaspora following the captivity in Babylon.

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Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Bright Hub Education
Date Added:
05/24/2017
The Cave of Chauvet-Pont-D'Arc
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Students will engage in a virtual tour of the Cave of Chauvet to see the remains and the cave paintings which were discovered in the 1990's. This site also has detailed explainations of the archeological work being done at the site and the observations of the people who have been inside the cave.

Subject:
English Language Arts
World History
World Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
French Ministry of Culture
Author:
Jean Clottes and Valerie Feruglio
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Ceasar Augustus
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Caesar Augustus was arguably the most important Roman Emperor, restoring the empire and overseeing a period of relative peace, prosperity, and expansion. Historians have noted the apparent contradictions of August, who could be at once ruthless and forgiving, rash and calculating. In this lesson, students corroborate evidence and arguments from a set of primary and secondary sources as they investigate the question: What kind of leader was Augustus?

Subject:
Social Studies
World History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Stanford History Education Group
Author:
Reading Like a Historian
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Climate Change and Violence in the Ancient American Southwest
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In this lesson, students read about how climate changes in the American Southwest affected the lives of the Anasazi people and impacted their civilization. A set of discussion questions is provided. In an associated activity, students research other ancient civilizations and compare them to the Anasazi.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Constitutional Rights Foundation
Date Added:
02/08/2017
Comparing and Contrasting the Empires of Rome, China, and the Ottoman Empire
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In this lesson, students will compare and contrast the empires of the Ottoman Empire, Rome, and China, learning the similarities and differences as well as identifying and explaining characteristics of why empires rise and fall.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Arizona
Date Added:
05/11/2017
Cradles of civilization
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Explore the geographic similarities and differences of the locations of the early river valley civilizations.

Subject:
World History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
ESRI
Date Added:
04/12/2020
Diasporas: The Great Geographic Dislocations of History
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The mass movement of people is a phenomenon that has profound impact on both the losing and gaining areas as well as on the people involved. The purpose of this lesson is to acquaint students with several different diasporas throughout history and give them the opportunity to explore and analyze another diaspora and prepare a presentation on that topic.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Arizona
Date Added:
05/15/2017
Environmental Disasters in the Cradles of Civilization
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In this lesson, students will learn how the use of agriculture both benefited and challenged ancient civilizations. A set of discussion questions is provided. In an associated activity, students discuss and report on questions related to modern environmental problems.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Constitutional Rights Foundation
Date Added:
02/08/2017
In Old Pompeii
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Students take a virtual field trip to the ruins of Pompeii to learn about everyday life, art and culture in ancient Roman times, then display their knowledge by creating a travelogue to attract visitors to the site. They can also write an account of their field trip modeled on a description of Pompeii written by Mark Twain.

Subject:
English Language Arts
World History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
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EDSITEments
Author:
The National Endowment for the Humanities: EdSitement
Date Added:
02/26/2019
An Indian Ocean Trade Simulation
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The Indian Ocean Trade network has been a conduit for goods and culture for thousands of years. This lesson will teach students key concepts of cultural diffusion, and diasporic communities.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Arizona
Date Added:
05/12/2017
Indus Valley Civilization
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The Indus Valley Civilization is one of the largest of the ancient civilizations. Learn the who, how, when, where and why of the Indus Valley Civilization (and get some advice on how to be more successful in your romantic relationships while you're at it).

Subject:
World History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
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Author:
Laura Diaz
Date Added:
07/11/2019
Introduction to Aboriginal and Indigenous Studies
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In this lesson, students will link what they already know about Aboriginal Australians to the new topic, identify basic and clear differences between modern society and Aboriginal living, and identify what they would like to learn more about Aboriginal Australians.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Teachnology
Date Added:
05/23/2017
The Old Stone Age and the New Stone Age
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This lesson includes information pertaining to the ways in which man lived during the Old Stone Age and the New Stone Age. Students will acquire knowledge through the utilization of a PowerPoint presentation while completing a graphic organizer throughout the lesson.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
NYLearns.org
Date Added:
05/24/2017
Patterns: Agriculture + Human Population Growth
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In this lesson, students trace patterns of agricultural expansion through space and time, especially as they relate to climate and geography. How are patterns of human settlement and human population growth linked? Do you see evidence for how agriculture spread and retreated from different places based on historical events?

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
California Academy of Sciences
Date Added:
03/08/2017
The Silk Roads: Then and now
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Explore the Silk Roads transfer of goods, ideas, and disease yesterday and today.

Subject:
World History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
ESRI
Date Added:
04/12/2020
Touring Ancient Egypt
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This lesson focuses on the importance of geographic features and the abundance of natural resources that helped ancient Egypt become the world's first superpower. Students will learn about the geography and resources available to the ancient Egyptians and create a multimedia tour that demonstrates this learning to others.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
World History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
PBS
Author:
Lisa Prososki
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Unit 1: River Valley Civilizations
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This unit brings together multimedia resources describing early human migrations and river valley civilizations. Multiple documents are available for examining the social and governmental developments in ancient Mesopotamia, the Indus Valley, Egypt and China.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Weebly
Date Added:
03/30/2017
Visit a Mesopotamian House
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The story of ancient Mesopotamia is the story of humankind, and it is in this spirit that the online resource, Ancient Mesopotamia: This History, Our History was developed. The Mesopotamian collection of the Oriental Institute Museum was unearthed in archaeological excavations conducted by the University of Chicago over the past century. *This lesson is 1 of 14 activity ideas on the site.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
World History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Oriental Institute Museum of the University of Chicago
Author:
Oriental Institute Museum of the University of Chicago
Date Added:
02/26/2019
What Caused Egypt's Old Kingdom to Collapse?
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In this lesson, students learn how the annual flooding of the Nile affected ancient Egypt civilization. A set of discussion questions is provided. In an associated activity, students will develop a strategy to deal with the Nile failure crisis in 2250 BC.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Constitutional Rights Foundation
Date Added:
02/02/2017
What Do the Buried Secrets of Tenochtitlan Tell Us About the Aztecs?
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This inquiry leads students through an investigation of the Aztec Empire through the study of its capital city. Students will learn about the geographic characteristics of Tenochtitlan, the cultural siginificance of artifacts excavated from the Templo Mayor (Great Temple), the economic factors involved in sustaining the Aztec Empire, and ultimately the reasons for the empire's demise.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
C3 Teachers
Date Added:
03/27/2017
What Makes a Complex Society Complex?
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This inquiry provides students with an opportunity to evaluate a series of innovations by three complex civilizations - Maya, Aztec, and Inca. Students explore how complex societies and civilizations adapt to and modify their environment to meet the needs of their people.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
C3 Teachers
Date Added:
03/20/2017
World History News Research Project
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In this project, students select a modern trend and follow it through various media outlets. By choosing articles, analyzing them, and writing about them, students begin to see how their respective trend influences the modern world. In the second half, students go back through history and research the same trend in the past. After compiling historical data on the trend, students combine the modern and the historical into a research paper that expresses their new understanding of the world.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
The College Board
Date Added:
06/05/2017