|Thematic Scenario:||Discovering Civilizations|
|Contexts\Outcomes:||Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship among the perspectives, practices, and products of the civilizations studied.|
|Learn from Selected Countries/Cultures:||Geographical background information
Cultural background information
Historical background information
Pairs of students create a mythological creature or god representing the selected culture.
Student groups assemble time capsules representing a new civilization.
Students generate a dig box of recovered items.
Students depict hieroglyphics, including names and mottos from the selected culture.
Students use a Venn diagram to compare/contrast a discovered civilization with their own.
Students develop a concept ladder characterizing items found in a simulated archeological dig.
Student groups chart comparative elements of legends.
Researching legends, civilizations, and cultures:
Students view and discuss a slide show representing various civilizations.
Students read and analyze legends from the selected culture.
Research historical background information.
Students write and illustrate, sing, or act out a legend.
Student groups create civilization criteria guides.
Final Project (Oral presentation with graphics as visual cues.):
Student groups invent their own civilization.