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3. Ancient Egypt
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The sands of the Nile River Valley hold many clues about one of the most mysterious, progressive, and artistic ancient civilizations. A great deal of evidence survives about how the ancient Egyptians lived, but questions remain. Even the wise sphinx would have trouble answering some of them. How were the pyramids built? Who came up with the idea for mummies and why? What was a typical day like for a pharaoh?

Subject:
Ancient History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Independence Hall Association
Provider Set:
Ancient Civilizations
Date Added:
12/05/2014
4b. Babylonia
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The Babylonians used the innovations of the Sumerians, added to them, and built an empire that gave the world, among other things, codified laws, a tower that soared above the earth, and one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Subject:
Ancient History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Independence Hall Association
Provider Set:
Ancient Civilizations
Date Added:
12/05/2014
5. Ancient Greece
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Democracy. Philosophy. Sculpture. Dramatic tragedies. The Olympic Games. Many of the fundamental elements of Western culture first arose more than 2000 years ago in ancient Greece.

Subject:
Philosophy
Ancient History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Independence Hall Association
Provider Set:
Ancient Civilizations
Date Added:
12/05/2014
6. Ancient Rome
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The Roman Empire's tentacles stretched from England to Egypt, from Spain to Iraq, and from southern Russia to Morocco. More significantly, ancient Roman civilization thrived for nearly one thousand years. The influence of the Romans over all of those peoples over that span of time defies measure.

Subject:
Ancient History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Independence Hall Association
Provider Set:
Ancient Civilizations
Date Added:
12/05/2014
Agriculture Adventure
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Students learn about economic costs and benefits and cultural costs and benefits. By practicing cost-benefit analysis, students discover that decision making is a complex task.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Author:
Wyoming Stewarship
Date Added:
08/21/2019
Ancient Civilizations (Computer)
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In the computer-based Ancient Civilizations activity, students create their own civilization and see how it fares over the years based on choices they make for location, animals, plants and materials. Students trade resources between their civilizations, repeatedly go to war with unnamed enemies, and learn some fun facts about real-world ancient civilizations along the way. This activity was inspired by Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Game
Author:
Eli Sheldon
Date Added:
02/09/2017
Ancient Civilizations – Paper
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In the paper-based Ancient Civilizations activity, students create their own civilization and see how it fares over the years based on choices they make for location, animals, plants and natural resources. Students create an artistic rendering of their civilization, trade resources between their civilizations and go to war with an unnamed enemy. This activity was inspired by Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Game
Author:
Eli Sheldon
Date Added:
02/09/2017
Ancient History Encyclopedia
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Ancient History Encyclopedia is a non-profit educational website with a global vision: to provide the best ancient history information on the internet for free.

Subject:
Ancient History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Reading
Provider:
Ancient History Encyclopedia
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Date Added:
04/23/2013
ArtsEdge Media Collection: Ancient Empires
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From the music, theater, and mythology of Ancient Greece, to traditional music of Chinese and Arab cultures, to the lore of Arthurian England, discover past and present civilizations through their arts.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Ancient History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Date Added:
09/23/2010
City of Gold: The Story of South Pass City
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Learn about the techniques gold miners used to collect gold ore from the area around South Pass City, as well as the hazards they faced during the mining process.

In the accompany lesson plan (found in the Support Materials), students will watch a video that explains the mining process and hazards, and then create caution signs to show their understanding of the challenges the miners faced. Finally, the students will take part in a collaborative STEM challenge to build a working hoist using a limited amount of supplies.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

Students will develop grade level appropriate speaking and listening skills, as described by the standards.
Students will understand how technology impacted the mining process of early gold miners, as well as the hazards the miners faced.
Students will define a design problem and use limited resources to solve it.

Subject:
Engineering
Educational Technology
English Language Arts
Speaking and Listening
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Provider:
Wyoming PBS
Date Added:
09/18/2019
Civilizations and Empires of Ancient India
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Students will view a powerpoint presentation and short video over the rise of the Ancient Indus River Valley Civilization, as well as the rise and fall of the Mauryan and Gupta Empires. Students will be completing review questions over the content and concepts covered.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Rachel Swank
Date Added:
05/18/2017
Complex Considerations
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By the end of the lesson, students will know the definition of a steward and will recognize that stewardship decisions require the consideration of multiple criteria.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Author:
Wyoming Stewardship
Date Added:
08/21/2019
East or West-Where do crops grow best
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Students learn where certain crops are grown in Wyoming and hypothesize reasons for some areas being better suited for growing crops than others (water availability, elevation, and topography).

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Author:
Wyoming Stewardship
Date Added:
08/21/2019
Ecosystems 101
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Students will apply the definition of stewardship in order to identify and understand the importance of considering both visible and invisible aspects of an ecosystem.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Author:
Wyoming Stewardship
Date Added:
08/21/2019
European History
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A basic outline of Western Civilization from the Renaissance to modern times.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Alex Botero-Lowry
Brandon Johnsonn
Josh Harmon
Payam Doostzadeh
Zach B
Date Added:
06/05/2019
Evolution of a weapon
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Tools that became weapon, now what about the weapons that massacre the humanity? This is a information and opiniated write up that looks at incorporating discussion in the usual lesson plan. 

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Nisha Dedhia
Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece (90 minutes)
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The study of ancient Greece is vital to the study of all other periods of history, including modern history, in understanding how past enduring influences shape our present. This lesson may be part of a unit on Ancient Greece that covers the major areas of this ancient civilization: geography, architecture, democracy, government, philosophy, Olympics, daily life, Athens, and Sparta. Students will learn about the gods and goddesses, their place of origin, their symbols, and their sanctuaries.   

Subject:
Ancient History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Christina Karakanta
Hooves to the Ground
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Students will understand that Wyoming is unique because we have space available for our livestock.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Author:
Wyoming Stewardship
Date Added:
08/21/2019