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- Lesson Plans and Classroom Activities (Elementary)—from Mr. Donn
- Ancient Greek Lessons (Elementary)—Proteacher.com
- Ancient Greek Lesson Plans & Activities—Collected from several sources
- Methods of Archaeological Site Measurements (Middle School)—Wood
- Archaeology Lesson Plans and Classroom Activities (Reviewed Resources for Students and Teachers)—This is an excellent collection of free lesson plans covering a variety of archaeology subjects and various ancient cultures.
- AIA Lesson Plans (Archaeological Institute of America)—Dozens of lesson plans with goals, procedure and materials for all grade levels.
- Archaeology Lesson Plans (Elementary)—Plans, activities and free PowerPoint presentations.
- K-12 Archaeology—Maryland archive of archaeology lesson plans.
- Archaeology Education Portals—Society for American Archaeology provides sources for lesson plans.
Development of ancient cultures and civilizations
- Civilization Pie (Grades 7–8)—McREL
- Ancient History Lesson Plans (Elementary)—from Mr. Donn’s extensive collection
- The Daily Athenian: A Greek newspaper project (Grades 5–12)—PBS Online®
Diversity of cultures
- Tales From Around the World (Grades K–2)—McREL
- Multicultural Community-My Home! (Grades 6–12)—Richard Oakes Peters; Augusta State University; Augusta, GA
- Mesopotamia Lesson Plans and Activities (Elementary)—Proteacher.com
- Ancient Egypt Lesson Plans—Proteacher.com
- The Art of Ancient Egypt: A Resource for Educators — The art of ancient Egypt and the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art come together in this comprehensive resource for educators, which includes summaries of ancient Egyptian history and art, maps, lesson plans and classroom activities, a bibliography, and a glossary. The materials can be adapted for students of all ages, interests, and abilities, and can be used to enrich any curriculum.
- The Tomb of Perneb at The Metropolitan Museum of Art — An excellent 21-minute documentary discussing Perneb’s tomb (part of the MET collection) and explaining the views of ancient Egyptian views on life, the afterlife and art.
- Exploring Africa!—Curriculum is divided into Units, Modules, and Learning Activities. Each unit covers a major topic or theme in the study of Africa. Each unit is divided into thematic, disciplinary, regional, or country modules. Each module is comprised of four to eight learning activities.
- Let’s Go Maya! (Grades 5–6)—McREL
- Reading Maya Hieroglyphs (Grade level not listed; elementary social studies)—PBS Online®
- Ancient Americas (Elementary)—Proteacher.com
- The Golden Horde (Grades 7–8)—McREL
Renaissance and Reformation
- Personalities of the Renaissance (Grades 6–12)—McREL
- Islam Empire of Faith (Grades 6–12)—PBS Online
Unification of the Mediterranean basin under Roman rule
- Great Caesar’s Ghost (Grades 5–6)—McREL
- The Legacy of Rome (Grades 6–8)—McREL
- Ancient Rome Lessons (Elementary)—Proteacher.com
- From ‘00 to ‘10: Defining the Decade (Grades 6–12)—The Learning Network: Teaching & Learning With The New York Times; New York, NY
- Record a Moment in Time (Elementary social studies)—Education Place®; Houghton Mifflin
Conducting historical research
- Adventures with Lewis and Clark (Grades 7–8)—McREL*
- Knowing Where You Are (Elementary social studies)—Education Place®; Houghton Mifflin*
Historical change and continuity
- From These Beginnings (Elementary social studies)—Education Place®; Houghton Mifflin*
- Family Timelines (Elementary social studies)—Education Place®; Houghton Mifflin
- Government Action Timelines (Grade level not listed; middle school social studies)—Education Place®; Houghton Mifflin*
General history resources
- Current Events (Grades 5–12)—Educator’s Reference Desk; Information Institute of Syracuse, NY
- Lesson Plans and Teaching Strategies for Social Studies (Multiple lessons; multiple grades)—Dr. Marty Levine; California State University, Northridge
- PBS Teacher Source (Multiple lessons; multiple grades)—PBS Online®
- Social Studies Activities (Grades 2–7)—Dr. Scott Mandel; Teachers Helping Teachers