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In ancient times, all over the world, early people joined together to create villages, city-states, nations and empires.


What do you need to call a group of people a civilization? A civilization can be defined as the way of life of a people and how they organize themselves into a society. A society is a group of people with a common territory, interaction, and culture.

Archaeologists and scientists look for ways to learn about ancient people by studying their geography, government, religion, inventions, and daily life, to discover how people lived and what they accomplished thousands of years ago. Archaeologists have learned a great deal about these early civilizations from the artifacts (man-made objects) they left behind. Come meet your ancestors. We think you'll find them amazing!

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Archaeology for Teachers

Early Humans for Teachers

Mesopotamia for Teachers

Egypt for Teachers

Greece for Teachers

Rome for Teachers

China for Teachers

India for Teachers

Ancient Japan

Phoenicians, Hittites

Ancient Hebrews

Ancient Persians, Persian Empire

Iron Age Celts for Teachers

7 Wonders for Kids and Teachers

Ancient Roots, Modern Holidays for Kids and Teachers

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Multiple Civilizations Lesson Plans

Free Ancient History Clipart

Ancient Crafts for Kids 

Archaeology for Kids

Early Humans for Kids

Mesopotamia for Kids

Egypt for Kids

Greece for Kids

Rome for Kids

China for Kids

India for Kids

The Story of Confucius

The Story of Buddha

Taoism and Winnie the Pooh

The 3 Teachings

Iron Age Celts for Kids

Ancient Myths

Ancient Gods

Ancient Inventions

Ancient Money

Writing, Pictographs, Hieroglyphics

Iron Age, Bronze Age, Stone Age

Investigate Real Life Artifacts

Free, Educational Online Games & Activities for Ancient Civilizations


Special Section: Daily Life in Ancient Civilizations for Kids

3 Teachings - Confucius, Taoism, Buddhism

Free Powerpoints about Ancient Civilizations

Native Americans in Olden Times

The Middle Ages for Kids

Medieval Europe for Kids



Vikings for Kids

Ancient Africa for Kids

Incredible Incas

Mysterious Mayas

Awesome Aztecs

Mongols for Kids


Rapa Nui (Easter Island)

Timelines, Time Periods

Finding, Using, Citing Primary Resources

Lessons & Learning Modules
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Mr. Donn's Ancient History Lesson Plans & Units

  1. Ancient Mesopotamia Unit

  2. Early & Classical Greece Units

  3. Ancient Greek Olympics Mini-Unit: A Simulation for the Classroom (3-5 days) with city-state backgrounds, and events

  4. Egypt Bingo Test review game

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

  6. First Unit Test: Ancient Rome

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

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

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

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