Middle School history lesson plans and activities: Ancient history

Resources and ideas for history, ancient history, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

History timeline for display - easily adapted

History timeline for display - easily adapted

Goes from the dinosaurs through key periods of history to the present day. Use MS Word to adapt it. I have added the Stone, Bronze, Iron and Middle Ages to the updated version. As well as the first public railway in 1825, England winning the World Cup in 1966 and the 2012 Olympics.

By MrColleyMaths

Roman Villa

Roman Villa

Roman villa lessonslesson one-Introduction to Roman Villa and key features Then a long term task pupils design a Roman estate agent booklet by being a Roman estate agent (word doc)The word doc is a 7 page booklet of roman villa budget task, students have a budget of 8,000 denarii to budget building a villa with rooms and fetures and then students produce a booklet to describe the villa (good for numeracy and literacy-pursuasive writing) work doc can be photopied in to an A5 booklet for pupils to plan their own villa. Explains key rooms, extras and features of Roman Villas

By leighbee23

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Roman Shields

Roman Shields

Powerpoint showing several photos of Roman shields that I made leading into an activity where children design their own Roman shield based on certain criteria.The children went on to design their own Roman Shields and then made then with cardboard and painted them.Perfect for giving them ideas! As a BONUS I have now included a completely unique animated Roman timeline I made that can be included in your own presentations as I have converted to movie format. Thank you to all those that have downloaded and commented upon my resource. I've also tagged on a useful Roman Military Tactics linked to shields too.

By dave_orritt

Olympics games- ancient to modern

Olympics games- ancient to modern

An introduction to the ancient olympics and modern olympics, this lesson covers the history of the olympic games It also has a countries research task for students to doThere is also a long term project for students to design their own olympic games as a host nation These resources are useful for student to learn about the Olympics before the Brazil 2016 Olympic games this summer.

By leighbee23

Fun Class Assembly  Ancient 'Greeks Got Talent!'

Fun Class Assembly Ancient 'Greeks Got Talent!'

Just finished this assembly with my Y5 class, it went so well and they loved it. It involves an 'X factor' style show where each Greek god auditions to be king of the gods, whilst telling the audience a little bit about the Ancient Greeks. It involves throwing confetti at the audience, a dance routine to music from Disney's Hercules, and a boy dressing up as Cheryl Cole....if you want. Adapt and use as you want. Enjoy.

By koolkat123uk

Roman Gladiators

Roman Gladiators

Powerpoint that explains a popular form of Roman entertainment. Includes a gladiator labelling and sport broadcasting tasks

By leighbee23

Roman army

Roman army

A series of three lessons on the Roman Army- based on recruitment and why the army was successful. Includes three tasks labelling, card sort, spy task, recruitment advert task.Lots of high quality resources for KS2 and KS3 students

By leighbee23

Tolland Man Murder Mystery - interpreting evidence using inference

Tolland Man Murder Mystery - interpreting evidence using inference

This lesson is an introduction to the mystery of the Tolland Peat Bog Man and what happened to him. This lesson is designed to get younger KS3 pupils questioning evidence. They have to make a decision as to whether he was murdered, committed suicide or it was an accident. Pupils should work in pairs and the teacher drip feeds the information gradually to encourage pupils to form opinions and have them challenged. They then can present their decision to the rest of the class using the evidence.Contains three worksheets, full lesson plans and a fully animated Powerpoint presentation like a news report.

By PerfidiaBlackheart

The Ultimate P4C Resource Pack [Philosophy for Children]

The Ultimate P4C Resource Pack [Philosophy for Children]

This is the ultimate Philosophy for Children (P4C) Pack: perfect for any teacher wishing to bring philosophy and critical thinking into their classroom.It contains 20 resources and includes:-An 8-Lesson P4C Course-Debate generating software-Philosophy Boxes Discussion Sessions-A P4C Display Pack-A host of other tools and templatesTeaching philosophy is my passion and this resource has been made by me over years of spreading the joy of philosophy to young minds. I hope you will help me bring philosophy into the lives of children around the world by using this resource .This product is suitable for any teacher (around the world) to bring P4C into their classroom. It provides enough resources for whole-school initiatives and may be of interest to those in leadership positions, or coordinating P4C/PSHE/SMSC/Ethics provisions.Its uses include:-Introducing philosophy and P4C-Boosting critical-thinking skills-Enhancing metacognitive ability-Practicing conversation and debate skillsFeel free to email me with any questions :)Adam,godwin86@gmail.com----------------------"Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success." - Swami Sivananda

By godwin86

Out of Africa: A powerpoint, handout and workbook on migration of early humans out of Africa.

Out of Africa: A powerpoint, handout and workbook on migration of early humans out of Africa.

The powerpoint and activities will introduce your students to early migration out of Africa. Created for Year 7 National Curriculum in Australia, it is also suitable for other curriculums that cover migration from Africa. With the workbook, it is intended to cover a week's worth of lessons. In addition to providing information, the workbook is designed to develop reading comprehension, extraction of key ideas and paragraph writing skills in students.

By Leoniedebnam

Inventions of China

Inventions of China

This interesting resource presents the four Great Inventions of Ancient China, along with several other modern and ancient Chinese inventions that are still useful and popular nowadays. The resource contains photos and facts about the inventions for you to present to your students.This resource could be used as part of a topic on Ancient China, inventions or technology. You could show the resource to your class, use it in class discussion or to inspire a creative project.

By cassieborodenko

Greek Myths: A week of Literacy lessons for UKS2 and above (all resources included!)

Greek Myths: A week of Literacy lessons for UKS2 and above (all resources included!)

This week of Literacy lessons focuses on developing children's understanding of Greek myths and gives them an opportunity to write a description of their own mythological creature. All of the classes who have been taught this week of Literacy have really enjoyed it, especially the boys!All lessons are fully resourced with differentiated handouts and smartfile presentations.Day 1: Reading and analysing examples of Greek myths.Day 2: Creating word banks to describe mythological creatures.Day 3: Using expanded noun phrases to describe mythological creatures. Day 4: Creating and planning their own mythological creature (with a bit of drawing included to keep them interested).Day 5: Children write a written description of their mythical creatures using the skills taught during the week.

By Klein100

Ancient Greek Mythical Monster Report

Ancient Greek Mythical Monster Report

We used this lesson to write non-chronological reports about Greek monsters. Children choose which monsters they want to research and must find out five facts about each one. My lowest ability only managed two monsters in the time, whereas the top ability could find out, and draw very detailed sketches of, four monsters. The children drew their creatures on plain A6 paper and then cut around them and stuck them onto their reports. (Some additional teaching will be required on note-taking and then turning those notes back into paragraphs)

By d62jmn

Ancient Greek Themed Maths Worksheets for Year 4 Classes

Ancient Greek Themed Maths Worksheets for Year 4 Classes

24 fun, Ancient Greek themed, maths worksheets for Year 4 classes covering a wide range of topics from addition and subtraction to writing place value and finding fractions! This bundle covers a range of different topics and all worksheets are presented with an Ancient Greek twist; perfect for immersing pupils in history in other lessons, or for a fun variation!Suitable for Elementary school students (US) and Primary school students (UK).Includes both colour and black and white copies of each worksheet and each answer page!Inside you will find…1 sheet of addition word problems using 2-digit numbers.1 Box Challenge addition sheet using 3-digit and 2-digit numbers.1 sheet of addition questions using 4-digit and 3-digit numbers.1 sheet of subtraction word problems using 2-digit numbers.1 Shopkeeper’s Supplies sheet of subtraction problems using 3-digit and 2-digit numbers.1 sheet of subtraction questions using 4-digit and 3-digit numbers.1 Box Challenge multiplication sheet using 2-digit numbers.1 sheet of multiplication questions using 3-digit and 1-digit numbers.1 Shopkeeper’s Orders sheet of 2-digit divided by 1-digit problems.1 sheet of questions dividing 2-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers. 1 Place Value grid sheet using 4-digit numbers.1 sheet of questions converting 4-digit numbers between numbers and words.1 sheet of problems rounding 4-digit numbers to the nearest 100.1 sheet of word problems rounding 3-digit numbers to nearest 10.1 sheet of problems rounding decimals to the nearest whole number.1 sheet of word problems on finding multiples of numbers up to 12.1 sheet of questions on comparing numbers up to 1000.1 sheet of word problems on ordering numbers up to 1000.1 sheet of finding fractions of 2-digit numbers.1 sheet of finding fractions of 3-digit numbers.1 sheet of questions on dividing 2-digit numbers by 10 and 100.1 Scaling Boxes sheet on scaling 2-digit numbers.1 Scaling Boxes sheet on doubling and halving numbers less than 100.1 Scaling Boxes sheet on doubling and halving numbers less than 500.24 sheets of answersPlus Black and White Copies of each worksheet and answer sheet!For more Ancient Greek Themed worksheets tryAncient Greek Themed Maths Worksheets - Year 4 We take bundle requests!Created using PrimaryMathsResources.com©Primary Maths Resources, 2017

By PrimaryMathsResources

Ancient Greek Themed Maths Worksheets Complete Collection for Year 4 Classes

Ancient Greek Themed Maths Worksheets Complete Collection for Year 4 Classes

Our Year 4 Ancient Greek Themed Maths Worksheet collection combines 4 fantastic products into one complete bundle covering a huge range of topics taught in Year 4. Each topic is differentiated for all abilities in your class and presented in new and exciting ways with every worksheet given a fun, Ancient Greek twist. In total 393 questions are covered in this collection, over 50 pages, each with answers and black and white copies! This worksheet bundle is aimed at Year 4 classes and is differentiated for a range of abilities and would be suitable for other year groups, depending on ability.Suitable for Elementary school students (US) and Primary school students (UK).Includes both colour and black and white copies of each worksheet and each answer page!Save a 20% over buying individual bundles!Inside you will find…Addition worksheets.Subtraction worksheetsMultiplication worksheets.Division worksheets.Multiples worksheets.Multiplying by 10 and 100 worksheets.Dividing by 10 and 100 worksheets.Doubling and Halving worksheets.Comparing Numbers worksheets.Ordering Numbers worksheets.Rounding Numbers worksheets.Place Value worksheets.Finding Fractions worksheets.Comparing Fractions worksheets.Rounding Decimals worksheets.Plus Black and White Copies of each worksheet and answer sheets!Contains...Addition and Subtraction Worksheets with an Ancient Greek Theme for Year 4 ClassesAncient Greek Themed Multiplication and Division Worksheets for Year 4 ClassesNumber and Place Value Worksheets with an Ancient Greek Theme for Year 4 ClassesFractions and Decimals Worksheets with an Ancient Greek Theme for Year 4 ClassesWe take bundle requests!Created using PrimaryMathsResources.com©Primary Maths Resources, 2017

By PrimaryMathsResources

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Ancient Egypt -  Mummification presentations, worksheets and lesson plan.

Ancient Egypt - Mummification presentations, worksheets and lesson plan.

2017 Update.Resources mainly based around mummification but loads of other resources too! There is a movie file (converted from mac keynote) into a presentation file, lesson plan (which obtained outstanding.) I have also converted this to Powerpoint including videos. Also have included the original Mac Keynote and a 'reports lesson in mac format and Powerpoint conversion file! UPDATE: I have re-uploaded the 'mummification pics' in pdf format as well as the original microsoft word format due to review comments, photos are now viewable in several formats :-)

By dave_orritt

Addition and Subtraction Worksheets with an Ancient Greek Theme for Year 4 Classes

Addition and Subtraction Worksheets with an Ancient Greek Theme for Year 4 Classes

12 fun, maths worksheets with an Ancient Greek twist, covering addition and subtraction in many different forms and using different number sizes from 2 digit to 4 digit numbers. All worksheets are Ancient Greek themed so use them alongside history lessons to surround your class with the subject. This worksheet is aimed at Year 4 classes and is differentiated for a range of abilities and would be suitable for other year groups, depending on ability.Suitable for Elementary school students (US) and Primary school students (UK).Includes both colour and black and white copies of each worksheet and each answer page!Inside you will find…Addition1 sheet of word problems using 2-digit numbers.1 sheet of questions using 3-digit and 2-digit numbers.1 Box Challenge sheet using 3-digit and 2-digit numbers.1 sheet of questions using 4-digit and 2-digit numbers.1 Box Challenge sheet using 4-digit and 2-digit numbers.1 sheet of questions using 4-digit and 3-digit numbers.6 sheets of answers.Subtraction1 sheet of word problems using 2-digit numbers.1 sheet of questions using 3-digit and 2-digit numbers.1 Shopkeeper Supplies sheet using 3-digit and 2-digit numbers.1 sheet of questions using 4-digit and 2-digit numbers.1 Shopkeeper Supplies sheet using 4-digit and 2-digit numbers.1 sheet of questions using 4-digit and 3-digit numbers.6 sheets of answers.Plus Black and White Copies of each worksheet and answer sheet!For more addition and subtraction worksheets tryHuge Addition and Subtraction Bundle - Mixed AbilityFor more Ancient Greek Themed worksheets tryAncient Greek Themed Maths Worksheets - Year 4 We take bundle requests!Created using PrimaryMathsResources.com©Primary Maths Resources, 2017

By PrimaryMathsResources

Events throughout History. Ancient Olympic Games

Events throughout History. Ancient Olympic Games

Students learn when the Olympic Games started and what happened at the games.Reading and research task, with some explanation and evaluation.Task: produce a programme of information using the websites and information provided.

By sam2104

Fractions and Decimals Worksheets with an Ancient Greek Theme for Year 4 Classes

Fractions and Decimals Worksheets with an Ancient Greek Theme for Year 4 Classes

12 fun, maths worksheets with an Ancient Greek twist, covering fractions and decimals. A range of topics are included in this bundle, such as rounding decimals, finding fractions, comparing fractions and dividing 2-digit numbers by 10 and 100. All worksheets are Ancient Greek themed so use them alongside history lessons to surround your class with the subject. This worksheet is aimed at Year 4 classes and is differentiated for a range of abilities and would be suitable for other year groups, depending on ability.Suitable for Elementary school students (US) and Primary school students (UK).Includes both colour and black and white copies of each worksheet and each answer page!Inside you will find…Finding Fractions2 sheets of questions on finding fractions of 2-digit numbers.1 sheet of word problems on finding fractions using 2-digit numbers.2 sheets of questions on finding fractions (with improper fractions) of 2-digit numbers.1 sheet of word problems on finding fractions using 3-digit and 2-digit numbers.1 sheet of questions on finding fractions of 3-digit numbers.7 sheets of answers.Comparing Fractions1 sheet of questions on comparing fractions with denominators less than 10.1 answer sheet.Rounding Decimals1 sheet of questions on rounding decimals to the nearest whole number.1 answer sheet.Scaling1 Scaling Grid sheet using 2-digit numbers multiplied and divided by 10.1 sheet of questions dividing 2-digit numbers by 10.1 sheet of questions dividing 2-digit numbers by 100.3 answer sheets.Plus Black and White Copies of each worksheet and answer sheet!For more Ancient Greek Themed worksheets tryAncient Greek Themed Maths Worksheets - Year 4 For multiplication worksheets tryMultiplication Worksheets for Year 4We take bundle requests!Created using PrimaryMathsResources.com©Primary Maths Resources, 2017

By PrimaryMathsResources

Number and Place Value Worksheets with an Ancient Greek Theme for Year 4 Classes

Number and Place Value Worksheets with an Ancient Greek Theme for Year 4 Classes

12 fun, maths worksheets with an Ancient Greek twist, covering number and place value with a range of numbers. A range of topics are covered including place value, rounding decimals, rounding whole numbers and ordering and comparing numbers. All worksheets are Ancient Greek themed so use them alongside history lessons to surround your class with the subject. This worksheet is aimed at Year 4 classes and is differentiated for a range of abilities and would be suitable for other year groups, depending on ability.Suitable for Elementary school students (US) and Primary school students (UK).Includes both colour and black and white copies of each worksheet and each answer page!Inside you will find…Rounding Numbers1 sheet of questions on rounding numbers to the nearest 1000.1 sheet of questions on rounding numbers to the nearest 100.1 sheet of word problems on rounding numbers to the nearest 10.1 sheet of questions on rounding decimals to the nearest whole number.4 sheets of answers.Ordering Numbers1 sheet of word problems on ordering 3-digit numbers.1 sheet of questions on ordering 4-digit numbers.2 sheets of answers.Comparing Numbers1 sheet of questions on comparing numbers up to 1000.1 answer sheet.Place Value1 sheet of questions on place value using 3-digit numbers.1 sheet of word problems using 3-digit numbers.2 Place Value Grid sheets using 4-digit numbers1 sheet of questions on place value using 4-digit numbers.5 sheets of answers.Plus Black and White Copies of each worksheet and answer sheet!For more Ancient Greek Themed worksheets tryAncient Greek Themed Maths Worksheets - Year 4 For multiplication worksheets tryMultiplication Worksheets for Year 4We take bundle requests!Created using PrimaryMathsResources.com©Primary Maths Resources, 2017

By PrimaryMathsResources

Ancient Greek Themed Multiplication and Division Worksheets for Year 4 Classes

Ancient Greek Themed Multiplication and Division Worksheets for Year 4 Classes

14 fun, maths worksheets with an Ancient Greek twist, covering multiplication and division in many different forms and using a range of styles and numbers. Basic multiplication and division is covered alongside multiples, scaling, doubling and halving. All worksheets are Ancient Greek themed so use them alongside history lessons to surround your class with the subject. This worksheet is aimed at Year 4 classes and is differentiated for a range of abilities and would be suitable for other year groups, depending on ability.Suitable for Elementary school students (US) and Primary school students (UK).Includes both colour and black and white copies of each worksheet and each answer page!Inside you will find…Multiplication1 sheet of questions using 2-digit numbers.1 Box Challenge sheet using 2-digit numbers.1 sheet of word problems using 2-digit and 1-digit numbers.1 Box Challenge sheet using 3-digit and 1-digit numbers.4 sheets of answers.Multiples1 sheet of word problems on multiples of numbers up to 12.1 sheet of questions on finding multiples of numbers up to 12.2 sheets of answers.Doubling & Halving1 sheet of word problems on doubling 2-digit numbers.1 sheet of questions on halving numbers up to, and including, 100.2 sheets of answers.Scaling1 sheet of questions on dividing 2-digit numbers by 10 or 100.1 Scaling Grid sheet using 2-digit numbers.2 sheets of answers.Division1 sheet of questions using 2-digit and 1-digit numbers.1 sheet of word problems using 2-digit and 1-digit numbers.1 Shopkeeper Supplies sheet using 2-digit and 1-digit numbers.1 Shopkeeper Supplies sheet using 2-digit numbers.4 sheets of answers.Plus Black and White Copies of each worksheet and answer sheet!For more Ancient Greek Themed worksheets tryAncient Greek Themed Maths Worksheets - Year 4 For multiplication worksheets tryMultiplication Worksheets for Year 4We take bundle requests!Created using PrimaryMathsResources.com©PrimaryMathsResources, 2017

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