Ancient Civilizations Project Instructions



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Ancient Civilizations Project



Instructions:

Step 1- Selection

Select and research one of the “Ancient Civilizations” or “Great Civilizations” with your group members. Group members will include 3-4 people. Your group will present a 15-30 minute presentation on the “Ancient Civilization” they researched to the class.

  • Civilization Selection:

  • Mesopotamia

  • Egypt

  • India

  • China

  • Greece

  • Rome

  • Incas

  • Mayans

  • Aztecs

  • The Middle Ages-Feudalism

  • The Renaissance

Step 2: Power Point Presentation

As a part of your presentation to the class your team will create a Power Point Presentation Document.

The Power Point Document should include the following information on your “Ancient Civilization”.

Instructions for the Power Point Presentation:

  1. Slide 1- Title Slide:

The Title Slide should include the name of the “Ancient Civilization” you have selected, your Team Members Names, Core, and an appropriate, colorful picture related to your “Ancient Civilization”.

  1. Slide 2-Map:

A Map of the world showing the Location of the “Ancient Civilization” your team has researched.

  1. Slide 3-TimeLine:

A Timeline should be included of the beginning and ending of your “Ancient Civilization”.

  1. Slide Presentation: Unlimited Slides

The slide presentation should address all of the Cultural Universals or aspects for your “Ancient Civilization”. Develop as many slides as you need to address these universals or aspects.

You may include any pictures and images that would demonstrate the information in your presentation.

The Power Point Document should include the following Cultural Universals or aspects of your “Ancient Civilization”:

  • Geography- include map of area

  • Time Period- Timeline

  • Government

  • Economy

  • Religions

  • Education

  • Writing

  • Arts & Architecture

  • Technology

  • Origin & Contributions

  • Rise & Fall

  • Slavery

Step 3: Presentation Materials:

As a part of the Presentation to the class your team will create and distribute any handouts, outlines, or graphic information that illustrates the Cultural Universals or aspects of your “Ancient Civilization”. The aspects are listed in Step 2.

Step 4: Presentation Project Board or Poster Board:

Your team will create a project board or poster board including all the aspects of your “Ancient Civilization”.

This will be a part of your classroom presentation.

Step 5: Historical Artifact

Your team will create a three-dimensional model of an object that represents the “Ancient Civilization” that your team selected.

This could be a model of a building or structures, a tool, or weapon, an article of clothing, something used in everyday life, something in a religious ceremony-there are unlimited possibilities.

Step 6: The Presentation:

All teams will present a 15-30 minute presentation of the “Ancient Civilization” they researched. The guidelines are as follows:

Presentation Guidelines:

  1. Everyone on the team must speak during the Presentation.

  2. Everyone must stand and speak loudly.

  3. Everyone must listen to one another and help each other during the presentation.

  4. Be respectful when other group members are presenting.

  5. Everyone must make sure that all of the information has been covered.

  6. All groups will be evaluated by the class.

  7. All students will receive a listening sheet that will need to be completed during the presentation.

Assessment:

A rubric will be provided for the groups to do a self-evaluation. The class will also be provided with a rubric to evaluate each group as they present the information about the “Ancient Civilization” they are presenting.

Due Date:

Monday: March 25

Presentations will begin on March 25, 2013. Students will sign up for a presentation time for their teams.

HELPFUL WEBSITES FOR

ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS RESEARCH

AIM: How do you effectively utilize print and electronic resources to research ancient civilizations?

ONLINE RESOURCES

HELPFUL WEBSITES FOR ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS RESEARCH
Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt for Kids This helpful website provides numerous links that are about Ancient Egypt’s geography, schools, games, and many more with a click away.

 

Ancient Egypt Online Learn about the important aspects of Ancient Egyptian history and culture by exploring this website.



The Ancient Egypt Site Explore the history, language and culture of Ancient Egypt in this website created by Egyptologist Jacques Kinnaer.

The Ancient Egyptian Culture Exhibit Minnesota State University provides information about Ancient Egypt and its architecture, arts, government and much more.

 

BBC: Ancient Egypt Explore the wonders of Ancient Egypt by looking at this helpful website provided by the BBC.



The British Museum Meet the gods and goddesses! Explore daily life! See real mummies and more with just a click away!

 

Discovering Ancient Egypt Explore all about ancient Egypt, pyramids, temple reconstructions 
and the pharaohs. There is a hieroglyphics section where you can write your name in the ancient script.

 

PBS: Ancient Egypt Discover all aspects of Ancient Egypt by exploring this website provided by PBS.

The Pyramids Learn all about the Pyramids by exploring this helpful website.

Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece Topics on the history, art and architecture, mythology, wars, geography and culture of Ancient Greece.

 

Ancient Greece for Kids Learn about the history, government, religion, mythology, art, philosophy, science, clothing, literature, economy, food, war, literature, environment and people of Ancient Greece.



The Ancient Greek World Explore the Ancient Greek World virtual gallery at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

The British Museum: Ancient Greece Experience this epic and exciting website, which explores the world of ancient Greece using hundreds of objects from the British Museum.

 

The Greeks This website provides an introduction to the history, culture, politics, art and warfare with a timeline, map of Ancient Greece.



Odyssey Online Welcome to Odyssey Online, a journey to explore the ancient Greece. In Odyssey Online you will find museum objects from the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University.

 

Ancient China



Ancient China for Kids This helpful website provides numerous links about the people, places, daily life, culture of Ancient China.

 

The British Museum Experience this epic and exciting website, which explores the world of Ancient China using hundreds of objects from the British Museum.

 

Chinese Dynasties and Contributions Chart This chart explains the contributions that each Dynasty made to the world.

Oriental Style The website "Oriental Style" is dedicated to ancient Chinese civilization. This website attaches importance to show the soul of ancient Chinese people.

Ancient India

Ancient India Highlights geography and origins of the Indus civilization, cultural elements and a timeline of the Harappan, as well as a brief overview of the arts, technology and trade of Ancient India.

 

Ancient India for Kids Learn about the history and culture of Ancient India by exploring this website.



The British Museum: Ancient India Experience this epic and exciting website, which explores the world of Ancient India using hundreds of objects from the British Museum.

 

Cultural India Discover the art, geography, government, religion, and other facts about Ancient India by clicking on the red tabs on the left.



The Indus Civilization This website has 1,173 illustrated pages by leading scholars around the world of the Ancient Indus Civilization.

Ancient Mesopotamia (Fertile Crescent)

Ancient Mesopotamia for Kids This helpful website provides numerous links about Ancient Mesopotamia’s geography, people, daily life and many more with a click away.

 

The British Museum: Ancient Mesopotamia  Experience this epic and exciting website, which explores the world of Ancient Mesopotamia using hundreds of objects from the British Museum.

 

Classic Technology Center Click on the blue tabs and explore information about the geography, religion, economics, clothing, and achievements of Ancient Mesopotamia.

Kids News Room: Ancient Mesopotamia Learn about the culture, daily life, geography, government, industry, and social levels of Ancient Mesopotamia by exploring this helpful website.

 

LookLex Encyclopedia This online encyclopedia gives a wealth of information about Ancient Mesopotamia.



The Oriental Institute Learn about Ancient Mesopotamia artifacts from the Oriental Institute.

Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome for Kids This helpful website provides numerous links about Ancient Rome’s daily life, schooling, people, geography and many more with a click away.

 

Livius.org Explore information about the Roman Empire by clicking on the blue tabs.



PBS: The Roman Empire PBS series showcasing some of the most intriguing and historically significant people, places, and events from first century Rome.

Ancient Civilizations General

The Ancient Web Select the continent of your civilization to explore the ancient civilizations that inhabited the continent.

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery for Kids Learn basic facts about Ancient Egypt, Rome and Greece by exploring this website.

SEARCH ENGINES

Google Use this search engine to locate information for your ancient civilizations project and use the "images" function to search for pictures.


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