Welcome! History Alive! The Ancient World
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Middle School Program Goals • Teach students to think like historians. • Inspire students with memorable classroom activities. • Help teachers meet state and national standards. • Develop critical readers and skilled writers. • Make social studies an enjoyable and memorable class. • Build students’ social studies skills.
Lesson: Ancient Sumer Students work in pairs in a Social Studies Skill Builder activity to learn about the characteristics of civilization and analyze artifacts to determine how each characteristic was exhibited in ancient Sumer.
Lesson: The Rise of Democracy In an Experiential Exercise, students use the principles of monarchy, oligarchy, tyranny, and democracy to select and play music for the class, as a way to examine the various forms of government in ancient Greece that led to the development of democracy.
The Ancient World Program Components Teacher Resources Student Resources