Hands on activities

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  1. Ms. Geography

    Ms. Geography Comrade

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    We are currently studing Ancient Greece and this is my first year teaching Ancient History. I need some ideas of some hands on acitivies for my students. Thanks in advance!
     
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    I did one simulating Greek democracy, the kids loved it. I randomly assigned people a different level in Greek society, and then asked them all how to grade a school project. They all gave their opinions but I ignored certain people based up on the level they were (I never talked to slaves or women for example) I can send you the file if you want it.
     
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    These are off the top of my head - if you have more specific topics I might have more ideas! :)

    http://cp.c-ij.com/english/3D-papercraft/building/parthenon_e.html
    Build a Paper Model of the Parthenon

    http://socialstudies.com/c/@k_frOMccqsZ.6/Pages/article.html?article@JWW163A+af@donn
    Socrates - A Choose Your Way through History, followed by a socratic seminar on "what is good"

    http://edsitement.neh.gov/PersiaGreeceWars01.asp
    Edsitement Persian War Resources

    We also made hoplite shields out of paper plates - :)
     
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  6. Ms. Geography

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    Thanks for the replies! Since this is my first round teaching world history I'm not really sure what to look for or do with my students.

    Wldywall please send me your activity.
     

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