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Mapping Egypt and Mesopotamia: The First Civilizations
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Mapping Egypt and Mesopotamia: The First Civilizations

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Students draw and label the Nile, Tigris, and Euphrates Rivers, the Fertile Crescent, Mesopotamia, and Egypt on a blank map by following instructions and examples on the slide show. Next, students label the modern countries of the same area on another blank map.
Pacific Ring of Fire Join the Dots worksheet
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Pacific Ring of Fire Join the Dots worksheet

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Students connect numbers and letters on a map to show the ring of earthquakes and volcanoes around the Pacific. Students also watch a short video (link included) and complete a basic worksheet based on the video. Example and answer sheet included.
Why is Mount Everest so tall?
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Why is Mount Everest so tall?

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Students will (1) Label countries around the Himalayas, (2) Draw and label the Indian Tectonic Plate, (3) Show the movements of the plates, (4) Draw icons to show where the Himalayas are, (5) draw a diagram of a convergent plate boundary, and (6) explain in their own words how convergent plate boundaries create mountains. Slideshow and answer sheet included.
First Settlers - Board Game
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First Settlers - Board Game

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Perfect support material for lessons on Mesopotamia or Egypt, The First Civilizations, The Stone Age, and The Agricultural Revolution. This is a turn-based board game designed to get students thinking about the first settlers to start farming. Students can play in groups of 1-4. Each student starts off as a hunter-gatherer community, and the aim of the game is to become a settled farming community. Students accomplish this goal by moving about the map, collecting resources, fighting off lions, and feeding their communities who will build the first farms. This game is re-playable if students use a pencil and eraser. Includes a follow-up worksheet on the First Settlers.