ALEX Learning Activity

Discover Hidden Treasures of Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome

A Learning Activity is a strategy a teacher chooses to actively engage students in learning a concept or skill using a digital tool/resource.

  This learning activity provided by:  
Author: Michelle Wilson
System:Jefferson County
School:Hueytown Middle School
  General Activity Information  
Activity ID: 1528
Title:
Discover Hidden Treasures of Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome
Digital Tool/Resource:
Interactive Website - Birmingham Museum: Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome and More
Web Address – URL:
Overview:

This is an interactive web tool that allows users to explore various aspects of life in ancient civilizations.

  Associated Standards and Objectives  
Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 8
World History to 1500
1 ) Explain how artifacts and other archaeological findings provide evidence of the nature and movement of prehistoric groups of people.

Examples: cave paintings, Ice Man, Lucy, fossils, pottery

•  Identifying the founding of Rome as the basis of the calendar established by Julius Caesar and used in early Western civilization for over a thousand years
•  Identifying the birth of Christ as the basis of the Gregorian calendar used in the United States since its beginning and in most countries of the world today, signified by B.C. and A.D.
•  Using vocabulary terms other than B.C. and A.D. to describe time
Examples: B.C.E., C.E.

•  Identifying terms used to describe characteristics of early societies and family structures
Examples: monogamous, polygamous, nomadic


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.8.1- Recognize that cave paintings, fossils, and pottery remnants provide evidence of early groups of people; draw logical conclusions about sample artifacts.
SS.AAS.8.1a - Identifying terms B.C. and A.D. used to describe to describe time.


Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 8
World History to 1500
2 ) Analyze characteristics of early civilizations in respect to technology, division of labor, government, calendar, and writings.

•  Comparing significant features of civilizations that developed in the Tigris-Euphrates, Nile, Indus, and Huang He River Valleys
Examples: natural environment, urban development, social hierarchy, written language, ethical and religious belief systems, government and military institutions, economic systems

•  Identifying on a map locations of cultural hearths of early civilizations
Examples: Mesopotamia, Nile River Valley


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.8.2- identify and list characteristics of early civilizations.


Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 8
World History to 1500
4 ) Identify cultural contributions of Classical Greece, including politics, intellectual life, arts, literature, architecture, and science.


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.8.4- Locate the ancient Greek peninsula on a map; identify at least one significant contribution from ancient Greece in the fields of politics, intellectual life, arts, literature, architecture, or science.


Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 6
R5) Locate and curate information from digital sources to answer research questions.

Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 7
R5) Locate and curate information from digital sources to answer research questions.

Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 8
R5) Locate and curate information from digital sources to answer research questions.

Learning Objectives:

Students will explore, discuss, and accurately present various aspects of ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian life.

  Strategies, Preparations and Variations  
Phase:
Before/Engage
Activity:

1. Group students homogeneously using equity sticks.
2. Assign roles (recorder, time keeper, ambassador, computer navigator)
3. Direct students to the interactive website, with 1 computer per every students.
4. Provide time for each group to explore the site.
5. Instruct them to choose one printable activity to demonstrate what they have learned.
6. After 20 minutes, each group should exchange their printed and completed work (sent with an ambassador from that group) with another group for peer review. 

Assessment Strategies:

Groups can exchange their work with another group and partner review. 


Advanced Preparation:

To make the lengthy URL more accessible, teachers should shorten the link or paste it on teacher web page for students to find/click easily. Equity sticks should already be created, and each computer should have printing capacity. 

Variation Tips (optional):

Advanced groups can move on to completing multiple printable activities. Groups that are struggling can receive assistance from the teacher.

Notes or Recommendations (optional):
 
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