The purpose of this set is to encourage students to make connections between what they have learned about in Ancient Civilizations and what they know about Geography. Students will be asked to examine details and to make inferences.
Each lesson is designed for a 45 to 60 minute class, with time included for an introduction, independent work and a group debriefing. The lessons are also designed to be implemented with individual laptops or as a whole class projected activity. Along with pages on this site there is a PDF file (link on page 2) which contains spaces for students to complete the activities that go with the maps. If you are using individual laptops the students can tackle the work independently or in pairs. If you are projecting the lessons the students will work as a whole class. If you opt for the projected model of instruction, please consider turning the computer over to selected students so they can explore and model for their peers.
(Created by Christian Scott, Lyndon K-8, Boston Public Schools)