Ancient & Classical Periods

Try watching many of these videos

Visit The Wonders Of The Ancient World

We might watch some of these movies in class:


Fall of the Roman Empire

Great Wall Of China

Greek Gods



Pax Romana

Roman Republic

Wonders of the Ancient World



The Epic of Gilgamesh Video

Gilgamesh interactive

Listen to it spoken in its original language here or here.

20 New Lines from The Epic of Gilgamesh Discovered in Iraq, Adding New Details to the Story

Iraqi Museum Discovers Missing Lines From the Epic of Gilgamesh


Watch this video.


Fertile Crescent

Dig Into History — Mesopotamia

Dig Into History — Mesopotamia II

Watch all these animations (click on California and then “go”)






From “Pacemaker World History”:

Choose five itmes found in your classroom and draw a symbol for each….Once you have determined what each symbol means, create a sentence by putting certain symbols next to each other in a row.  Show to a partner to see if he/she can guess what it says.



Game: Indus Trader

Investigate Ancient Trade


SAS Nile Kingdoms

SAS Social Pyramid

Ancient Egypt

Egyptian Creation Myth

The Mummy

Welcome To Ancient Egypt

The British Museum: Ancient Egypt

Egyptian Social Roles

Reveal The Mummy

The Mummy Maker Game

The Great Pyramid

Mummy Activity

Ancient Egypt The Magic Lesson

Explore A Pyramid

Play several ancient Egypt games

Writing in Hieroglyphs

Learn about hieroglyphs from Fabricius

Where Was Ancient Egypt?

Build A Pyramid

Watch all these animations
(click on California and then “go”). Also, try the Interactive Review

Ancient Egypt

National Geographic Ancient Egypt

Visit the pyramids


SAS Aztec and Inca Civilizations

American Civilizations

The Ball Game

Learn about Machu Picchu


SAS Kingdom Of Mali

Bantu Migrations


SAS Great Wall

Chinese Creation Myth

Tour The Temple Of Confucius

Technology In China

Ancient China

Han China

Great Wall of China

Watch all these animations
(click on California and then “go”). Try the interactive Review

Great Wall



Tour A Buddhist Temple

Classical Indian Dance



SAS Alexander The Great

SAS Athens and Melos

Greek Hero Game

SAS Melian Debate

Watch all these animations (click on California and then “go”). Try the Interactive Review

Watch these two animations

Watch these two animations, too.

Watch this video on the Greek Olympics

Winged Sandals

Trojan Horse story

Alexander The Great

Education In Ancient Greece

Sail A Greek Warship

School of Athens

Watch these videos about ancient Greece

Greek City-States

The Persian Wars

It’s Greek To Me Game

Ancient Greek PowerPoint(created by Katie Brown)

Alexander The Great

Who Were The Ancient Greeks?

Greek Gods:

Research three Greek Gods and answer the following questions for each one (You will make a poster for each one):

What is his or her name and why did you choose to research this God?

Are they male or female?

What are they the “God of”?

What is a good story about them?

Were they always a God or were they a human once?

Are they a good God or a bad God? Why do you say they are good or bad?

Draw a picture representing the God.

Greek Gods and Heroes

Winged Sandals

Family Tree of the Greek Gods

Greek Gods

Greek Myths


SAS Roman Inventions

SAS Roman Emperors

Game: Dig It Up Romans

Watch all these animations (click on California and then “go”). Try the Interactive Review.

Watch these three animations.

Watch this video on the Roman Empire

Roman Snakes and Ladders Game

The Last Day of Pompeii

It’s Really Roman

Spread of Christianity

Tour a Roman Bath

Travel Along A Roman Road


The Roman Empire

Roman Empire-Later

Invasions of the Roman Empire

Be a Gladiator Game

Life In Ancient Rome

Be a Roman Soldier

The Romans Game

Death In Rome game.

Ancient Rome

Ancient Music Project:

Research music that was played during ancient times in your home country.

Complete this assignment in the comments section of this post:

1. What instruments were used in your ancient culture?

2. What were the purposes of music in your ancient culture? Was it just for entertainment,or was it for religion and other purposes?

3. Find examples of your ancient culture’s music online and listen to it when you close your eyes. What do you visualize in your mind when you listen to it?

4. After you find a clip of the music being played (YouTube may have examples). Copy and paste the url address of it in the same comments section where you answer the previous questions.

5. Write notes on an index card with the answer to the questions and be prepared to make a short presentation to the class. At the end, click on the link to your ancient culture’s music and play it to the class while they close their eyes. Ask them to write down what they see.

You can find some examples of ancient music here.