Freebie Friday ~ The Roman Empire Resources

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Researching Ancient History has always been something I have enjoyed. Finding the Roman Empire Resources has been particularly enjoyable and I couldn’t wait to share these fun resources with you.

Fall of the Roman Empire from James Gasparo on Teachers Pay Teachers
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This worksheet reviews the many reasons for the Fall of Rome and asks students if America is following in the same steps as Rome in ways that are easy for middle school students to identify.

The Fall of the Roman Empire + Assessments from The Medieval World and Early Modern Times on Teachers Pay Teachers
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This Illustrated Overview features the reasons for the Fall of the Western Roman Empire – Political, Military, Economic, and Social. The Paragraph Assignment instructs the student to select 3 of the most important reasons for the Fall of Rome and explain the importance of their selection.

Includes:
– 4-Page Illustrated Article
– Multiple Choice Assessment
– Answer Key
– Scaffolded Paragraph Assessment
– Paragraph Scoring Rubric
– Crossword + Crossword Key
– Visuals + Map
– Printables
– Graphic Organizers

No Prep

Legacy of the Roman Empire – Middle School Common Core Lesson from MrRoughton on Teachers Pay Teachers
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An examination of primary and secondary sources regarding the legacy of the Roman Empire. Students analyze each source in order to draw a conclusion which they will then support with evidence. Designed specifically for the Common Core but also to be accessible and engaging for middle school students.

Roman Empire Map from Johnny S Teaching on Teachers Pay Teachers
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This is a map labeling activity that I have used in Honers Western Civ. & Western Civ. The map could easily be used for a World History or Geography class as well. The map focuses on the Roman Empire. Students need to write out where these locations are. This is also a good study tool for the unit test which requires them to identify some of the major geographic features in the region.

Decline of the Roman Empire from There and Back Again A Math Teacher’s Quest on Teachers Pay Teachers
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For this activity my goal was to list the successes of Rome and explore why it declined. You will need to find a video that explains the decline of Rome. My school happens to have a Discovery Education account and I am using their video “Civilizations: Fall of Power” as a basis for the note taking portion. (Please note, the link to this video is not included).

The second part of the lesson involves the students taking their notes and evaluating the causes for the decline by filling in thought bubbles on paintings of Romans.
(All pictures are google pictures).

Ancient Rome: Expansion of Roman Empire Interactive Notebook Foldable from LoveTeachTravel on Teachers Pay Teachers
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Expansion of Rome Interactive Notebook Foldable

EQ: Did the benefits outweigh the costs in Rome’s expansion?

Use this foldable to help your students record information about the Roman Empire’s four expansions. I use chapter 34 in HIstory Alive: The Ancient World

Great to use with Cornell notes or with a map coloring in the 4 expansions!

Leads up great to a Philosophical Chairs discussion centered around the EQ.

Roman Empire from BBC Bitesize
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What was life like in ancient Rome?
How the Romans conquered Britain
What was life like in the Roman army?
Did the Romans conquer Scotland?
What was it like in Roman Britain?
How did the Romans change Britain?

Roman Colouring pages from As the Romans Do
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Make history fun and teach your kids about Ancient Roman with these Colouring pages.

Roman Emperors from Mr Donn
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Rome was an Empire for over 500 years. During this time there were over 140 different emperors!

Ancient Roman Government Hierarchy from Hierarchy Structure
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Ancient Rome was one of the most exquisite and thriving civilizations that started growing on the Italian Peninsula in the beginning of the 8th century. The civilization was centered on the city of the Rome and expanded amorously to become one of the largest empires in the ancient world.

Roman Soldier from Bible Pathway Adventures
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Enjoy our free worksheet: Roman Soldier. Fun for kids to print and learn more about the Roman Empire. At the time of Yeshua (Jesus), the Roman Empire ruled Judea. Life for a Roman soldier was tough. They were often involved in intense battles. Simply right-click the worksheet, save to your computer and print. Feel free to share with others, too!

Ancient Rome Coloring Pages from Coloring.ws
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Coloring pages to inspire children learning about Italy.

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Freebie Friday ~ Ancient China Resources

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Writing Chinese Calligraphy: “Home” from Education.com
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This Chinese calligraphy worksheet brings together making art and learning language for your child. See how the Chinese character for “home” evolved from a picture of a pig cozy under a roof, and then practice writing the character yourself!

Chinese New Year Girl 3D Paper Model from DLTK Holidays
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This is one of the more complicated crafts on the DLTK websites, but it is a fairly simple example of a three dimensional paper model and provides a good introduction to the fun and time consuming hobby of paper modeling.

Chinese New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. This little girl is dressed up and ready to celebrate. She has a sign for each of the years (2012 is the Year of the Dragon, 2013 is the Year of the Snake, 2014 is the Year of the Horse, etc.)

Chinese New Year Crown or Hat from DLTK HOlidays
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A simple construction paper ‘hat’ the kids have fun making, decorating and wearing! We like making tissue paper flowers to decorate it, but you can use markers, stickers, glitter or gel pens instead.

Chinese Dragon TP Roll Craft from DLTK Holidays
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This is a simple craft to do for Chinese New Year or as a generic dragon craft.

The folded paper strips between the tp-roll halves means that the dragon craft can move around as if it is dancing!

The Chinese Dragon Dance is a traditional dance that involve people dressing up in costumes to make full sized “puppets”. Martial arts moves, bells and drums accompany the dances.

The traditional dragon costume is made by many performers. In the picture below you can see the performers hanging onto the poles and moving the dragon.

Chinese New Year’s Lantern Craft from DLTK Holidays
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You can hang up just one paper lantern or make a bunch and string them up to decorate the house or classroom.

There is a template for each of the Chinese New Year zodiac animals.

Ancient China Lapbook study created by Jimmie, Wende, and Ami
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Most of the information, mini-books, and ideas are from Jimmie\’s Squidoo Lens on Ancient China. Used with permission.

Hey There Ancient China – A Parody for Ancient China Primary Studies from Mister Chandlers Songs for Learning on Teachers Pay Teachers
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This is an educational parody that I am offering for free. When I taught 2nd grade we studied Ancient China and their inventions, and I always wanted to do a parody of the Plain White Tees “Hey There Delilah” and change it to Hey Ancient China. I hope your students like it and it helps them learn more about it!

from Jessica Orth on Teachers Pay Teachers
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This is a foldable that can be used for teaching about Ancient Chinese Geography and Agriculture. It is ready to print and includes easy step-by step directions. The foldable has information based from a particular textbook, but I feel it could be used with many different materials. Its sections require students to:

*Draw and label the Huang River on a map
*Fill in the Blank
*Draw a levee
*Create their own recipe using foods from Ancient China

I have also included an answer key for your use with this assignment. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to make this product more suitable for you! I hope you enjoy!

Ancient China Class Play/Assembly from Susan Russell on Teachers Pay Teachers
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This Ancient China Class Play/Assembly is one of a *set written by me. It covers all the areas of work the children will have done in class (the beginnings of a great civilization, Confucius, the First Emperor, Life in Ancient China, the four great inventions,) – all delivered by the 12 animals of the Zodiac! Ideal for Grades 3 – 8 and parts for all abilities. This curriculum-based play is fun but informative – guaranteed to be enjoyed by children and adults alike! This play is typical of all my plays – “written by a teacher, for teachers” – easy to deliver, and fun to perform, with seating plan included. The only difference with this one is that I suggest the use of ancient Chinese music whereas in my other plays my suggestions are always of a rock n roll variety – which really lifts the performance.

Easy Ancient China Summaries from Middle School Marketplace on Teachers Pay Teachers
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These summaries can be used with an ancient civilizations curriculum. They are designed for English Language Learners or very low readers. This unit includes five easy summaries about ancient Chinese geography, dynasties, inventions, Buddhism, and Confucianism & Taoism.

Ancient China Video Questions – Youtube Video Link Included! Free! from Lesson Plan Ninja on Teachers Pay Teachers
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Ancient China – Movie Questions for Time Life’s, “Lost Civilizations: China, Dynasties of Power” documentary. Narrated by Sam Waterston, this 35 minute documentary covers the first dynasty of China, the Shang, and the first emperor of China, Chin. It also focuses on oracle bones, the Great Wall, silk and Chinese inventions.

Also included is a weblink to the video so you can play the video online. Video questions are very short and very easy to answer, so your students can concentrate on the video. An answer key is provided with the file.

Ancient China Study Flashcards from Veni vidi vici on Teachers Pay Teachers
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22 flashcards to study for Ancient China. These can be cut up and used for many different activities!

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Freebie Friday ~ Ancient Greece Resources

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Country of Greece Coloring Pages from Coloring.ws
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Coloring pages to inspire children learning about Greece.

Greece Word Search from DLTK’s Crafts for Kids
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Print out the easy or challenging Greece word search puzzle. Encourage the children to find and circle the words listed. I think word searches are a great way to expand and practice vocabulary words!

Greek Mythology Word Search from DLTK’s Crafts for Kids
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Encourage the children to find and circle the words listed on the easy or challenging puzzle. I think word searches are a great way to expand and practice vocabulary words!

The Story of Arachne, the Weaver from DLTK’s Crafts for Kids
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written by James Baldwin, adapted and illustrated by Leanne Guenther — based on Greek mythology

The Story of Icarus from DLTK’s Crafts for Kids
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© written and illustrated by Leanne Guenther

The Story of Medusa and Athena from DLTK’s Crafts for Kids
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© written and illustrated by Leanne Guenther

Persephone from DLTK’s Crafts for Kids
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Persephone is a Greek myth about the daughter of the Greek goddess of harvest, Demeter.

How Prometheus Gave Fire to Men from DLTK’s Crafts for Kids
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written by James Baldwin, adapted and illustrated by Leanne Guenther — based on Greek mythology

Ancient Greece Unit & Lapbook from prepared by Jodi Small
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Book and Lesson Themes
Athens, Sparta, Trojan War, Trojan horse, gods and goddesses, Homer, lexander the Great, Plato, Socrates, Parthenon, Olympics

Hero’s Journey – From Ancient Greece to Today’s Favorite Films, FREE lecture from on Teachers Pay Teachers.
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What do Harry Potter, Frodo, and Katniss Everdeen all have in common? All of their stories (and so many others) fit the classic storytelling pattern of a heroic journey, as established by famed scholar Joseph Campbell.

Using many of the steps of the heroic journey as chronicled by Campbell, this full-hour lecture or flipped lesson will allow you to share a dynamic multimedia presentation with your students. They will be on the edge of their seats as the stories they love (from The Matrix to Star Wars to Finding Nemo) are connected with elements of the Ancient Greek storytelling tradition.

This high-interest lecture is a 78-slide Prezi that also features numerous embedded video clips. If your computer can view a video on YouTube, you’ll be able to view this file. This is great for a full-class period lecture, but could also be used in a flipped English classroom. Have students view the Prezi at home and then work in teams in class to connect the steps to an own assigned film title.

Ancient Greece Lesson: Athens vs. Sparta (Brains vs. Brawn) from on Teachers Pay Teachers.
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The slight differences between classical Athens and Sparta are magnified in this lesson because it provides for good issue-based discussion. In reality Athens and Sparta were both fairly militaristic, and at other times both were fairly democratic. Contrary to the way they are commonly portrayed, Athens had a powerful army and navy, and Sparta had an Assembly of elected members. But as we deal with discussing the early development of civilizations, it is useful to portray Sparta as simplistically militaristic and Athens as sophisticated and modern. Not that this is not true to any extent, but it is purposely exaggerated because the overarching principle in this lesson is not the study of Sparta or Athens, but how nations should focus their development: Knowledge or strength? Brains or brawn?

This lesson is perfectly differentiated to include a thought-based introduction, independent study, group work, creativity and artistic effort, while concluding with a presentation.

The assignment meets Common Core requirements and can be used independently as a skill building activity or as part of our larger Ancient Greece unit which is available for purchase.

Course Outline Curriculum: Ancient Greece and Rome FREE! from on Teachers Pay Teachers.
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So, you are teaching about the Greeks and Romans and have no idea WHAT you should teach? This is a useful course outline I have used for many years as a guide to plan lessons and activities around. It tells you what to consider including in your planning, and the units of study developed from it can range from a week to half the school year.

There are links at the end of the document to a variety of products in my store that can help you teach the lessons/activities in this outline. Enjoy!

Ancient Greece: Curriculum and Content Map FREE! from on Teachers Pay Teachers.
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It contains:
1) a list of sixteen “essential guiding questions”
2) a list of twelve “content areas”
3) a list of forty-five “behavioral objectives/skills”
4) a list of twelve “vital lessons”
5) a list of eight “audiovisual resources”

FREE Research Project Ancient Greece Olympics, Research Paper Writing Report from on Teachers Pay Teachers.
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Teachers will download a free research project for students to compare Ancient Greece with modern day Olympics. You will receive eight research paper questions, along with a Venn diagram, to help students with their report writing. The questions may be answered through student research or an online video (link provided). Answer keys are also provided.

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Freebie Friday ~ Ancient Egypt Resources

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Ancient Egypt Resources

Egyptian Activities for Children from DLTK Kids
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Egyptian Coloring Pages
Egyptian Crafts for Kids
Other Egyptian Activities

Ancient Egypt Unit and Lapbook prepared by Jodi Small
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Book and Lesson Themes
Nile River, pharaohs, Egyptian homes, gods and goddesses, pyramids, mummies, King Tut, Amenhoptep

The Day of Ahmed’s Secret – level 3 unit study written by Denise Gregson and Egypt printables by Ami Brainerd
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Book and Lesson Themes
patience, responsibility, Egypt, camels, book titles, point of view, estimation

Ancient Egypt Notebook Pages from Homeschool Share
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Free Egypt Pack! from 3 Dinosaurs
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Egypt Pack contains over 100 pages:
(Part 1) 3 part cards (2 sets), Which One is Different, What Comes Next, Prewriting Practice, Pattern Cards, Matching Cards, 4 part Puzzles, 10 Part Puzzles, Beginning Sounds, Size Sorting, Sorting Relics & Pharaohs & Queens, Color Pyramids by Size, Math Pages (Addition, Subtraction, Greater Than/Less Than, Counting), Dot the Letter M, (Part 2) Pocket Chart Cards, Write Beginning Sounds, Write Beginning Sounds Upper & Lower Case, Trace Name, Write Name, Egypt Word Matching, Matching Single Page, 100 Chart (color & plain), Roll & Count (1-5, 1-10), Roll & Count Questions, Pyramid Math Fact Family, (part 3) Color and Write a Sentence, Trace and Color, Draw and Write Pages, (Part 4) Color the Pattern, Fill in the Missing Pattern, Small Book.

Tot Pack contains 43 pages:
Prewriting (solid line and dot line), Which One Is Different, Color the Small Item, Cutting Practice, 2 part Puzzles, Color the Scarab Beetle, Matching Cards, 9 Piece Puzzle, Roll & Counting, Egypt Matching (4 per page), Shape Tracing, Dot the Letter (P, M, S) Lacing Cards, and Tot Time Pages (P & S).

Ancient Egypt from Interactive Sites for Education
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FREE Solve the Riddle: Ancient Egypt Scrambles from The Peanut Gallery on Teachers Pay Teachers
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Add some creativity to your study of Ancient Egypt with this ready to use activity!

Students unscramble words about Ancient Egypt using the clues provided for help. They then use their unscrambled words to help them solve a funny riddle at the bottom of the page.

Your students will learn new vocabulary terms about Ancient Egypt while having fun at the same time! An answer key is provided for your convenience.

Ancient Egypt Geography R.A.F.T. Writing from L.A. Beach Teacher on Teachers Pay Teachers
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R.A.F.T. is a creative approach to writing. (R-Role, A-Audience, F-Format, T-Topic) I created this Ancient Egypt RAFT writing activity for the geography teachers at my school. I have a rough outline of a lesson, a rubric, and examples that I could provide to you if interested. Just shoot me an email, and I’ll be happy to send you the rest of the information.

Ancient Egypt Leveled Reader from Social Studies in Special Ed on Teachers Pay Teachers
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Ancient Egypt leveled reader (400L and 500L) used for handouts and homework. Include comprehension questions from the text.

Developed in a special education Ancient History classroom.

Ancient Egypt Introduction from Carolyn Summy on Teachers Pay Teachers
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This PowerPoint is an introduction to Ancient Egypt. It discusses the social classes of Egypt but first makes connections to the leader of a school, then our country, and finally the leader of Egypt.

Ancient Egypt Family Life and Farming from Carolyn Summy on Teachers pay Teachers
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This PowerPoint discusses what life was like in Ancient Egypt along with why farming was so important.

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Hearts for Home Blog Hop #113 ~ Geography and History

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Day of Reconciliation

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The Day of Reconciliation is a public holiday in South Africa held annually on 16 December. The holiday came into effect in 1994 after the end of apartheid, with the intention of fostering reconciliation and national unity.

Date and observance
The date was chosen because it was significant to both Afrikaner and African cultures. For Afrikaners, 16 December was commemorated as the Day of the Vow, also known as Day of the Covenant or Dingaan’s Day. The Day of the Vow was a religious holiday commemorating the Voortrekker victory over the Zulus at the Battle of Blood River in 1838, and is still celebrated by some Afrikaners. On the other side of the political spectrum, 16 December is also the anniversary of the 1961 founding of Umkhonto we Sizwe (“Spear of the Nation”), the armed wing of the African National Congress.

The day is also the de facto start of the sixteen-day South African summer holiday period. It is the first of four public holidays observed at the height of summer in the Southern Hemisphere, along with Christmas Day, Day of Goodwill) and New Year’s Day. Many small businesses close down and employees go on leave over this period.

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