Grade 5 Ancient Civilizations Unit


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Grade 5 Ancient Civilizations Unit

  1. 1.                               A Grade 5 Integrated Unit on Ancient Civilizations                               By: Sondra Burrows, Bridgette Di Piazza, Jordy Luke, Stephanie Zarycky Photo Cred: File:Wikijunior Ancient Civilizations Composite.png
  2. 2. <ul><li>The goal is for students learn about various Ancient Civilizations </li></ul><ul><li>Students will learn important vocabulary and information related to Ancient Egypt, Rome, Greece, North and South America, and China </li></ul><ul><li>Students will identify different structures in society, including political, social, and economic </li></ul>Photo cred: Kyle Simourd
  3. 3. <ul><li>Know: Six different Ancient Civilizations </li></ul><ul><li>Do: Research, question, organize, map, and make connections between the civilizations and current life </li></ul><ul><li>Be: Appreciative of the past and open-minded </li></ul>Photo Cred:
  4. 4. <ul><li>Students will create a 2-4 min. </li></ul><ul><li>infomercial about an innovation </li></ul><ul><li>from one Ancient Civilization </li></ul><ul><li>Audience is the people of that civilization </li></ul><ul><li>Must say how to use it, why it is useful and why people should purchase it </li></ul><ul><li>Students will create a blog thanking their Ancient Civilization for the innovation, and explain how it is used today </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment on the presentation, script and blog </li></ul>Photo Cred:
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  6. 6. <ul><li>Students will watch a video on the various ancient civilizations </li></ul><ul><li>Students will use a map to outline </li></ul><ul><li>each ancient civilization </li></ul><ul><li>Students will locate where they are </li></ul><ul><li>now as a comparison </li></ul><ul><li>Students will use map for future reference </li></ul><ul><li>Books will be displayed for student reference </li></ul>Photo Cred:
  7. 7. <ul><li>Students will view a PowerPoint presentation with key information and pictures of each </li></ul><ul><li>Ancient Civilization </li></ul><ul><li>Students will complete a graphic </li></ul><ul><li>organizer with key information for </li></ul><ul><li>each Ancient Civilization </li></ul><ul><li>Students will have time to set up their passport (e.g. create a title page, 1 page per A.C) for each stop on the tour of Ancient Civilizations </li></ul>Photo Cred: Photo Cred:
  8. 8. <ul><li>Students will complete a WebQuest in pairs </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>They will create postcards at each stop and bring back a souvenir </li></ul><ul><li>Students will also map their travels around Ancient Egypt </li></ul>Photo cred:
  9. 9. <ul><li>Students will watch an Ancient Greek Olympics video clip </li></ul><ul><li>Students will read diary entries from Ancient Greece, inferring what life in this time entailed </li></ul><ul><li>  Students will discuss their findings as a class </li></ul><ul><li>  Students write a diary entry to compare Ancient Greece and modern times </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Students will research an aspect of Ancient Roman society in small groups </li></ul><ul><li>Students will create a dramatization to present their findings to the class </li></ul><ul><li>Students will understand key aspects of Roman life through watching and discussing each presentation </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Jeopardy game to introduce three ancient North American civilizations: Iroquois, Mayan, Beothuk </li></ul><ul><li>Students will be split into groups will research Ancient North American civilization </li></ul><ul><li>Students will report similarities and </li></ul><ul><li>differences between civilizations </li></ul><ul><li>Students will present their </li></ul><ul><li>information to the class </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations will be placed in </li></ul><ul><li>passports </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Students will learn Tlachtli played by the ancient Inca </li></ul><ul><li>Students will play a revised version - using feet they must get a soccer ball on top of a soccer net </li></ul><ul><li>Students will use the “think aloud” method and finish the reading </li></ul><ul><li>Students will create a comic strip about the Inca </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher reads &quot;The Dragon King's Key&quot; to the class, pausing for students to make inferences about the story and the Ancient Chinese culture </li></ul><ul><li>Students will work in groups of 5 and research different aspects of the ancient Chinese culture </li></ul><ul><li>Students will create a poem about the ancient Chinese culture </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Students will travel to the Royal Ontario Museum and explore the exhibits on ancient civilizations </li></ul><ul><li>Back in class, the teacher will write down the students' &quot;discoveries&quot; on chart paper </li></ul><ul><li>Students will write a one paragraph reflection of the trip </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Students will visit five learning centres which will allow them to compare ancient civilizations, noting and investigating similarities and differences among civilizations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>science & technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>social & political structures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>physical aspects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>thought (education, beliefs, values) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>meeting basic needs </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>In groups of four, students will play a board game that takes the students to all six of the Ancient Civilizations they’ve studied </li></ul><ul><li>At each stop, students have the chance to pick up an innovation from that civilization </li></ul><ul><li>  Students will choose an innovation to use for the culminating task </li></ul>Photo cred:
  17. 17. <ul><li>Students must create a tool that they think would be beneficial to a particular civilization </li></ul><ul><li>Students must then make a advertisement explaining their tool and why it is important </li></ul><ul><li>Students share their advertisements with classmates/ guests </li></ul><ul><li>Class debriefs experiences </li></ul><ul><li>& new learning </li></ul><ul><li>Individual reflection for consolidation </li></ul>Photo Cred:
  18. 18. <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Burrows, S., Di Piazza, B., Jamieson, E., Luke, J., Zarycky, S. (2011) The Travelling Passport, Integrated Unit for EDUC 8Y29 . </li></ul><ul><li>Ontario Ministry of Education Curriculum K-8 </li></ul><ul><li>Health and Physical Education (2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Language (2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Social Studies & History and Geography (2004) </li></ul><ul><li>The Arts (2009) </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>This unit was created for a Social Studies class at Brock University while being integrated with a Technology class </li></ul><ul><li>Contact us as aspiring pre-service teachers on Twitter to provide us with feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Sondra Burrows: @MsSBurrows </li></ul><ul><li>Bridgette Di Piazza: @bdipiazza1 </li></ul><ul><li>Jordy Luke: @JordannaEliza </li></ul><ul><li>Stephanie Zarycky: @szarycky </li></ul>
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