Auditory Processing Disorder

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Auditory Processing Disorder

A few weeks ago, Koko was diagnosed with Auditory Processing Disorder, also known as APD. I took him for a hearing test because our main concern was that he kept telling us he didn’t hear what we said to him if he wasn’t looking us or got distracted.

The audiologist did a fantastic job in working out what the problem is and allaying my concerns. Koko’s hearing is the best she has ever seen in all her years of working, so his ears aren’t the problem. The problem comes in when there are a myriad of sounds and when we speak to him, the signal from his ears doesn’t make it to the brain. He struggles to distinguish between sounds. For instance, if he is watching TV and we are speaking, he turns it up louder and louder and drown out any other sounds.
Auditory Processing Disorder
Koko went from being my child who “doesn’t listen and follow instructions”, to the child I have always known he is. We have learned what we need to do in order to get him to hear us. Getting all of us to understand that he has to make eye contact with us, was a challenge in the beginning.

Our audiologist has said that homeschooling is the best environment for him as there are less distractions and we can tailor the environment to suit his needs. Had he been in the school system, she said that hearing aids, to help him distinguish sounds, would have been the only option. Thankfully he doesn’t need that at this stage, but should it become more of a problem, it will be our next course of action. So we will continue to monitor him at home and in other environments to see how he is coping.

I have found that implementing some of the suggestions below have helped me communicate better with him (and Papa Steve, who has the same problems, so it’s definitely genetic in this case, as per the audiologist).
Auditory Processing Disorder

What can we do to help?

There are a number of strategies that can help people with APD.

Auditory training

Auditory training involves using special activities to help train your brain to analyse sound better. You can do this on your own, with the help of an audiologist, or by using a computer programme or CD.

It involves a range of tasks, such as identifying sounds and guessing where they’re coming from, or trying to focus on specific sounds when there’s some slight background noise.

The tasks can be adapted for people of different ages, with children often learning through games or by reading with their parents.

Changes at home or school

Be aware of room acoustics and how it can affect your ability to hear. Rooms with hard surfaces will cause echoes, so rooms with carpets and soft furnishings are best.

Switch off any radios or televisions and move away from any noisy devices, such as fans.

If your child has problems hearing, talk to school staff about changes that may help them, such as sitting near the teacher, using visual aids and reducing background noise.

Your child may also benefit from wearing a radio receiver or having a speaker on their desk at school, which is connected wirelessly to a small microphone worn by their teacher.

Alternatively, a speaker system in the class that’s connected to the teacher’s microphone may help your child hear their teacher over any background noise.

Help from others

It may be useful to tell other people about your hearing problems and let them know what they can do to help you hear more clearly.

Ask them to:

* get your attention and face you before they talk
* speak clearly and at a normal pace (not too fast or too slow)
* emphasise their speech to highlight the key points of the message
* repeat or rephrase the message if necessary

Other strategies that might be particularly useful when talking to children with APD include:

* not covering your mouth when talking to them
* not using long sentences when you talk
* using pictures to help them understand what you mean
Auditory Processing Disorder

So what is Auditory Processing Disorder?

Auditory processing disorder (APD), also known as central auditory processing disorder (CAPD), is a hearing problem that affects about 5% of school-aged children.

APD can affect people in many different ways. A child with APD may appear to have a hearing impairment, but this isn’t usually the case and testing often shows their hearing is normal.

It can affect your ability to:

*understand speech – particularly if there’s background noise, more than one person speaking, the person is speaking quickly, or the sound quality is poor
*distinguish similar sounds from one another – such as “shoulder versus soldier” or “cold versus called”
*concentrate when there’s background noise – this can lead to difficulty understanding and remembering instructions, as well as difficulty speaking clearly and problems with reading and spelling
*enjoy music

Many people with APD find it becomes less of an issue over time as they develop the skills to deal with it.

Although children may need extra help and support at school, they can be as successful as their classmates.

What are the symptoms?

Is your child easily distracted or unusually bothered by loud or sudden noises?

Are noisy environments upsetting to your child?

Does your child’s behavior and performance improve in quieter settings?

Does your child have difficulty following directions, whether simple or complicated?

Does your child have reading, spelling, writing, or other speech-language difficulties?

Are verbal (word) math problems difficult for your child?

Is your child disorganized and forgetful?

Are conversations hard for your child to follow?

APD is often misunderstood because many of the behaviors noted above also can accompany other problems, like learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and even depression.

References:
NHS – Auditory processing disorder
KidsHealth – Auditory Processing Disorder

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Freebie Friday ~ Number Fun

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Nothing like a little number fun to help little kidlets remember their numbers. I used number order puzzles a lot with my kidlets when they were little and they were tons of fun.

Printable Number Puzzles {1-10} from This Reading Mama
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Numbers can be represented in a variety of ways such as pictures, number words, base ten blocks, or tally marks {just to name a few}. And since this is an important skill for young children to learn, I thought that number puzzles would be a fun way to sneak in this learning objective.

Free number order practice worksheets for kindergarten from Planes & Balloons
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Learning the order of numbers is one of the many concepts children tackle in kindergarten. But for some of them, understanding what comes before, after or between might be difficult at first.

With plenty of practice and perseverance, however, all of them can master this concept. Practice is the key in acquiring any skill, isn’t it?

Free Printable Number Match Puzzles from Simply Kinder
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We’ve officially learned our numbers 0-10 now so I wanted to make number match puzzles to add to our center rotation. I used candy pieces which can easily be used throughout the year, or you can mix it up and use it during Halloween and they can pretend they are trick-or-treating. Each puzzle has a number on one puzzle piece and the other puzzle piece is the matching number of pieces of candy.

Kindergarten Number Order Puzzles from Confessions of a Homeschooler
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These puzzles practice number order, counting, and recognition skills for numbers 1-100. I also added in puzzles to help work on skip counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s. The puzzles include counting 2-50, 5-50, and 10-200.

8 Spring Number Order Puzzles FREEBIE from Klever Kiddos on Teachers Notebook
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Here is a great for students to practice ordering numbers! With these immediate feedback puzzles, students can put the numbers in order to reveal a Spring related picture. If the numbers are out of order, then the picture will not look as it should. These would make a great math center or independent learning activity.

Included are 8 different puzzles
– 2 numbers 1-10
– 2 numbers 11-20
– 2 counting by 2’s
– 2 counting by 10s

All you have to do is print, laminate and cut the puzzle pieces apart!

Count By 10’s Number Puzzles from Klever Kiddos on Teachers Pay Teachers
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Here is a great for students to practice counting by tens and ordering tens numbers! With these immediate feedback puzzles, students can put the numbers in order to reveal a picture. If the numbers are out of order, then the picture will not look as it should. These would make a great math center or independent learning activity.

All you have to do is print, laminate and cut the puzzle pieces apart!

Apple Number Puzzles from Amy Lattin on Teachers Pay Teachers
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This packet contains five sets of number puzzles. Each set has a puzzle for practicing counting 1-5, counting 1-10, counting by 10s to 100, and counting by 5s to 50. The pictures on the puzzles are a basket of apples, an apple pie, Johnny Appleseed, an apple tree, and a bag of apples seeds.

Number Puzzles: 1-20 {Free Sample Set} from Polliwog Place on Teachers Pay Teachers
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This Number Puzzles activity set contains 2 printable puzzles focusing on ordering numbers 1-20. Each page has a fun picture with cutting lines and ten ordered numbers, ranging from 1-20. Simply print the puzzles and cut apart the pieces. Laminate for durability. Students solve the puzzle by placing the numbers in order. Each page comes in both color and black line to save ink (4 puzzle pages total).

Number Puzzles are an engaging way to build important number sense skills. They are great for centers, early finisher activities, reviews, and more!

FREE Gingerbread Man Math Puzzle Easy to Differentiate from Mrs Miners Monkey Business on Teachers Pay Teachers
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Mrs. Miner ‘s Monkey Business presents a fun holiday season activity that is easily differentiated. Students have to cut the numbered strips apart and, depending on student level, match, order or add the numbers to create a gingerbread man!

Dr. Seuss Number Puzzles from Teach with Me
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Print, laminate and cut into strips. Keep each puzzle in their own Baggie. Use for centers, or a large group activity. You could also run off copies, so that each child has their own puzzle.

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Giveaway~ Our Favourite My Little Pony Finds

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My girls (and I, if I’m completely honest) absolutely LOVE My Little Pony and with Christmas fast approaching, they have been making their wishlists. It was no surprise when numerous MLP toys made it to both their short lists.
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Needless to say that when this little surprise arrived at our door earlier this week, the girls were thrilled!
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I asked the girls which MLP toys the love the most. Getting them to narrow them down was a lot harder than I expected.

Here are their TOP 5 choices:

My Little Pony: The Movie Canterlot & Seaquestria Castle

Hiding far beneath the ocean, Queen Novo rules over the underwater kingdom of Seaquestria. Imagine adventures from My Little Pony the Movie with Queen Novoand Spike the Pufferfish figures, and this 2-worlds-in-1 playset. Put the figures on the slide or in the bubble-shaped elevator and have them ride from Canterlot down to the kingdom of Seaquestria! Place the figures on the dance floor and spin the tower to pretend they boogie down! The figures can also fit on Jamal, the spinning octopus ride. Kids can also push a button to open the treasure chest and jellyfish chandelier to hide treasure inside. Keep the pony fun going with 30 plus accessories for bedtime, beach time, tea time, and more!

Includes playset, 2 figures, and 32 accessories.

• Pretend to play in 2 worlds: Canterlot and Seaquestria
• 29-inch tall playset
• Playset features an elevator, spinning octopus ride, and slide on lower level
• 30 plus accessories includes throne, waveboard, and vanity
• Includes seapony figure Queen Novo and Spike the Pufferfish figure

Ages 3 and up.
Warning: Choking hazard – Not for children under 3 years.
Adult assembly required

My Little Pony the Movie Fluttershy Land & Sea Fashion Styles – This is Pixie’s favourite set that arrived today.
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Fluttershy has style for both a land and sea pony! Inspired by the My Little Pony the Movie, this 3-inch Fluttershy seapony figure has a beautiful mermaid-like tail with a stylish, colorful design and cutie mark on her back fin. Pinch the clip and slide the tail towards her head to reveal the Fluttershy figure in pony form! Imagine movie-inspired adventures with My Little Pony friends (Each sold separately. Subject to availability).

Includes pony figure and accessory.

• Inspired by My Little Pony the Movie
• Fluttershy seapony figure
• 8 points of articulation
• Character-themed accessory
• Imagine land or sea adventures

• Ages 3 and up.
• Warning: Choking hazard – Not for children under 3 years.
• Not intended for water play.

My Little Pony the Movie Glitter and Glow Princess Celestia
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Princess Celestia brightens everypony’s day as she lights up Equestria! Light up movie-inspired adventures with this Glitter and Glow Princess Celestia figure. Press her sun-shaped cutie mark and watch her lights twinkle and change colors. Dress her up with her tiara and necklace to help her look her best and pretend she’s attending the Friendship Festival!

My Little Pony and all related terms are trademarks of Hasbro.
My Little Pony: The Movie. Copyright 2017 My Little Pony Productions, LLC. Licensed by Hasbro.

• Inspired by My Little Pony the Movie
• Princess Celestia figure features lights that change color
• She has glittery wings
• Necklace and tiara accessories for imagining royal adventures

Includes figure, tiara, necklace, and instructions.

Figure scale: 8 inches

• WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD – Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
• WARNING: Contains button or coin cell battery. Hazardous if swallowed – see instructions.
• Includes 3x 1.5V Alkaline Batteries
• Ages 3 and up

My Little Pony the Movie Glitter & Style Seapony Fluttershy – This is Fifi’s favourite surprise in drop.
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Fluttershy loves fresh seapony style! Inspired by My Little Pony the Movie, this 6-inch Fluttershy seapony figure has a beautiful mermaid-like tail and her signature cutie mark on her back fin. Her eyes and wings are detailed with glitter! Keep the stylin’ fun going with her long, colorful hair and underwater-themed accessories, too.

Includes seapony figure and 3 accessories.

• Inspired by My Little Pony the Movie
• Fluttershy as a seapony figure
• Glittering eyes and wings
• Underwater-themed accessories

• Ages 3 and up.
• Warning: Choking hazard – Not for children under 3 years
• Not intended for water play

My Little Pony: The Movie Swashbuckler Pirate Airship – Pixie has been asking for this since the movie came out last year!
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The guardians of the Elements of Harmony are ready for adventure, and…shiver me timbers! Inspired by My Little Pony: The Movie, this Swashbuckler Pirate Airship can detach into a pirate ship, airship, and skiff so kids can imagine Rainbow Dash and the pirate ponies (Sold separately. Subject to availability.) travelling by air, land, or sea! Deploy the dual sails, drop barrels from a secret chamber, and launch projectiles from the cannons during battle play. Then, move the cannons from bow to stern to turn them into engines! Clip figures to zip around and stow pirate loot in the treasure hideaway. The Rainbow Dash figure comes with adventuring accessories, including a sword, treasure chest, and spyglass. Imagine telling swashbucklin’ stories on this versatile vehicle!

My Little Pony and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro.
My Little Pony: The Movie Copyright 2017 My Little Pony Productions, LLC. Licensed by Hasbro.

Launch projectiles from cannons that double as engines
Dual sails, plank, and treasure hideaway
12 pirate-themed accessories including a sword, anchor, and treasure chest
Comes with Rainbow Dash pirate pony figure

Includes vehicle, Rainbow Dash figure, and 12 accessories.

• Ages 4 and up
• WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD – Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
• CAUTION: Do not aim or shoot at eyes or face of people or animals. Use only the projectiles designed for this product. Do not modify projectiles or projectile blaster.

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Freebie Friday ~ The Roman Empire Resources

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Freebie Friday - The Roman Empire
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
Freebie Friday ~ The Roman Empire Resources
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
Freebie Friday ~ The Roman Empire Resources
Make history fun and teach your kids about Ancient Roman with these Colouring pages.

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

Ancient Roman Government Hierarchy from Hierarchy Structure
Freebie Friday ~ The Roman Empire Resources
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
Freebie Friday ~ The Roman Empire Resources
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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Freebie Friday - Ancient China

Writing Chinese Calligraphy: “Home” from Education.com
Freebie Friday - Ancient China
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
Freebie Friday - Ancient China
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
Freebie Friday - Ancient China
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
Freebie Friday - Ancient China
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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Freebie Friday - Ancient Greece Resources

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

Greece Word Search from DLTK’s Crafts for Kids
Freebie Friday - Ancient Greece Resources
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
Freebie Friday - Ancient Greece Resources
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
Freebie Friday - Ancient Greece Resources
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
Freebie Friday - Ancient Greece Resources
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
Freebie Friday - Ancient Greece Resources
written by James Baldwin, adapted and illustrated by Leanne Guenther — based on Greek mythology

Ancient Greece Unit & Lapbook from prepared by Jodi Small
Freebie Friday - Ancient Greece Resources
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.
Freebie Friday - Ancient Greece Resources
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.
Freebie Friday - Ancient Greece Resources
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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