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Our Lesson Plans &
Learning Modules for Kids
for Ancient History

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For Teachers

Mr Donn's Ancient Mesopotamia Unit

Mr Donn's Early & Classical Greece Units

Ancient Greek Olympics Mini-Unit: A Simulation for the Classroom (3-5 days)

Egypt Bingo Test review game

Can you save the Roman Republic? Lesson Plan, Ancient Rome.

First Unit Test: Ancient Rome

Buddhist, Taoist, Confucianist, Legalist: how would each behave when faced with the same problems? Lesson Plan, Ancient China

Debates on Censorship: (2-3 days) Qin (Ch'in) Dynasty, debate set in modern times. Lesson Plan, Ancient China

Lesson Ideas (some ours, some emailed to us) Easy to implement and very creative

For Kids

The Life & Times of Early Man

Daily Life in Ancient Mesopotamia, Sumer, Babylon, Assyria

Daily Life in Ancient Egypt

Daily Life in Ancient Ireland, Scotland, Wales (Iron Age Celts)

Daily Life in Ancient Greece

Daily Life in Ancient Rome

Daily Life in Ancient China

Daily Life in Ancient India

Daily Life in Ancient Mongolia

Daily Life in the Middle Ages

Daily Life in Medieval Africa - Ghana, Mali, Songhay, Benin

Daily Life in the Inca Empire (the Incas)

Daily Life in the Maya Empire (The Mayas)

Daily Life in the Aztec Empire (The Aztecs)

Native Americans in Olden Times

Deep in the Tombs of Egypt
Two of our people have disappeared
- Deep in the Tombs of Egypt!

The Chinese Calendar (zodiac)

The Three Teachings
(Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism)

Ancient Roots, Modern Holidays
Mini-histories, lesson ideas,
activities for the classroom for holidays

Ancient Money - How Money Started

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World in Word and PowerPoint format

 

Retold by Lin Donn; illustrated by Phillip Martin ...

Free Presentations in PowerPoint format for Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations for Kids

Archaeology for Kids

Early Humans

Rameses II (Egypt)

Hermes & Apollo (Greece)

Nero at the Circus Maximus (Rome)

Nero Goes Insane (Rome)

Ancient Chinese Dragons (China)

Warrior Well (China/Mongolia)

The Story of Mulan (China)

Free Presentations for Native Americans in Olden Times for Kids

The Hero Twins (Mayas)

The Invisible Warrior (Woodland Indians, A Cinderella Story)

Wise Owl (Northeast Woodland Indians, an Iroquois Myth)

Clever Coyote (Plains Indians, a Buffalo Story)

Child of Water & Little Blue Rock (Southwest Indians, An Apache Myth)

How Raven Stole Crow's Potlatch (NW Pacific Coastal Indians)

Free Presentations for Holiday Culture & History for Kids

Kwanzaa (African American)

Groundhog Day (American)

April Fool's (Many countries)

Free htmls: Aesop's Fables

Aesop and His Fables

The Fox and the Crow

The Fox and Sick Lion

Free html's: 7 Wonders of the Ancient World

The Seven Wonders

Great Pyramid at Giza

Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Statue of Zeus at Olympia

Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

Colossus of Rhodes

Lighthouse at Alexandria


Ancient Myths & Folktales for Kids (Word format)

Some retold by Lin Donn, some retold by Don Donn, for use in the classroom as handouts

Anansi the Spider (Africa, Ghana)

Place of the Prickly Pear Cactus (Aztec)

Journey of a Princess (Aztec, grades 6-12)

Wise Owl (Iroquois Myth)

How Raven Stole Crow's Potlatch (Northwest Coastal Pacific Myth)

Clever Coyote (Comanche Buffalo Myth)

Child of Water and Little Blue Rock (Apache Myth)

Theseus and the Minotaur (Minoan/Greek)

Little Io (Greek Version)

Legend of the Trojan Horse (Greek)

The Cyclops Cave & The Sirens (Greek, from "The Odyssey" by Homer)

The Oracle at Delphi (Greek Myth)

Zeus, Hades, and the King of Corinth (Greek Myth)

Apollo and Cassandra (Greek Myth)

Pandora's Box (Greek Myth)

Demeter and Persephone (Greek Myth)

Hercules (Greek Myth)

Loawnu the Wise Woman (Xia Times, Ancient China)

Wang the Peddler (Han Times, Ancient China)

The Legend of the Shadow Puppet (Han Times, Ancient China)

The Legend of Gilgamesh (Sumerian)

How Marduk Became the King of ALL the Gods (Babylonian)

Little Io (Roman Version, which is exactly the same as the Greek version, only with Roman god names, because that's how the Romans did things)

The Legend of Romulus and Remus (Ancient Rome)

Horatius at the Bridge (Ancient Rome)

The Punic Wars & Hannibal of Carthage (Ancient Rome)

The Warrior Well (Ancient Mongolia)

The Hero Twins (Maya)

Happy Together (Russian Folktale)


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