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World History

Ancient Inquiry
This is a flexible inquiry project that allows students to select a topic from ancient China, Egypt, Assyria, Persia or Greece that they would like to research further.  I’ve had great results with this project as students have taught their classmates about their topics using quiz games, Power Points, plays and board games.
(Grades 6-12)

Scrapbook Through History
This is a semester-long activity that can be adapted for any social studies course, although the one linked here is for World Studies I.  At the beginning of the semester each student receives a scrapbook (purchased at the dollar store…for you guessed it, $1!).  At the end of each chapter the students pick their favorite topic (for example, if the Chapter was Egypt then they may research further into scarab beetles, pyramids or gods) and create a page in their scrapbook.  Instructions and a rubric are included in the link.
(Grades 6-9)

Roman Oprah
This activity requires the students to select an historical figure to portray on the Oprah Winfrey Show.  The classroom will be assembled as a talk show and Oprah (the teacher) will ask each character historically prying questions into their personal and professional lives.  And possibly, “you get a car!  You get a car!!!”
(Grades 9-12)

Time to Travel
This fun inquiry project allows students to become a travel agent and create a vacation package to fun, historical destinations like Rome, Beijing, Paris, Cairo and more!  The project requires students to make a brochure, Power Point and to write a brief summary.
(Grade 9-10)

Students create and compare their Utopia with Thomas More’s.
(Grades 9-12)

French Revolution Board Game
Students create their own board games about the French Revolution or the Rise of Napoleon.  A rubric states what each game must accomplish.
(Grades 9-12)

Diego Rivera Murals Activity
Students view and interpret a series of murals by revolutionary artist Diego Rivera.  Students then create their own message based murals.
(Grades 9-12)

So You Want a Revolution?
After studying revolutions in Mexico, India and China students work in small groups to launch their own revolutions.  What decisions will they make?  What types of laws will they impose?
(Grades 9-12)

World History Jeopardy
An assortment of general World History questions in a Jeopardy template.
(Grades 9-12)

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