Ch 2: The Ancient World for Elementary School

About This Chapter

This world history chapter helps your elementary school students learn about the ancient world. These history lessons can be used as a classroom study aid as well as a resource to help students study for tests or complete homework assignments.

The Ancient World for Elementary School - Chapter Summary

The effective and engaging lessons in this world history chapter cover important historical concepts that are commonly taught in elementary-level history classes, such as the ancient Athens, Sumer, Sparta and more. Elementary students will find the learning process enjoyable with these short and simple lessons that include clear definitions and fun illustrative examples. Interactive quizzes are also included to help students solidify their understanding of the ancient world.

Who It's For

Kids who need extra help with ancient world history can benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about the ancient world. 

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding important cultures, cities and topics related to the ancient world
  • Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about the ancient world
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning about history (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about ancient world history topics
  • Students who struggle to understand their history teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra history resources

How It Works

  • Find lessons in the chapter that cover ancient world history topics your student needs to learn or review.
  • Have your student read through the text lesson.
  • Refer to the highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about important ancient world cities and civilizations.
  • Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify your student understands ancient world topics by completing The Ancient World for Elementary School chapter exam.

18 Lessons in Chapter 2: The Ancient World for Elementary School
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Ancient Athens: Lesson for Kids

1. Ancient Athens: Lesson for Kids

What would it be like to grow up and live in the ancient city of Athens? In this lesson, travel back in time and discover this ancient city for yourself!

Ancient Sumer: Lesson for Kids

2. Ancient Sumer: Lesson for Kids

Sumer was one of the oldest civilizations in human history, dating back more than 5,000 years ago. In this lesson, learn about the people who lived in Sumer, its laws and inventions, and its influence on our lives today.

Sparta Lesson for Kids: Facts & History

3. Sparta Lesson for Kids: Facts & History

The Spartans built one of the most powerful cities and societies in ancient Greece, with an emphasis on warfare and fighting. Learn about their history and accomplishments in this lesson.

Hieroglyphics Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

4. Hieroglyphics Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

This lesson talks about hieroglyphics, a form of writing used by Egyptians thousands of years ago. Learn how hieroglyphics were used and how they are now able to be understood.

Cretaceous Period: Lesson for Kids

5. Cretaceous Period: Lesson for Kids

The Cretaceous Period was the last era of the mighty dinosaurs, which came to an end about 65 million years ago. Let's learn about all of the new types of life, including those who lived in the dinosaurs' shadows, that dominated our ancient planet.

Artifact Definition: Lesson for Kids

6. Artifact Definition: Lesson for Kids

It is exciting to make a discovery about the past. Often, scientists that study the past uncover clues about ancient life by studying artifacts they discover. Read on to find out more about what an artifact is and how we can learn from them!

Egyptian Artifacts: Lesson for Kids

7. Egyptian Artifacts: Lesson for Kids

Pyramids and mummies teach us about the storied past of Egypt. Keep reading to learn more about Egyptian artifacts and what they tell us about ancient Egyptian culture and daily life.

Fertile Crescent Lesson for Kids

8. Fertile Crescent Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, we'll learn about a large oasis in the midst of the deserts of the Middle East called the Fertile Crescent. It describes the reasons for the importance of the region, as well as some examples of the empires that existed there.

Ancient Macedonia Lesson for Kids: Facts & Geography

9. Ancient Macedonia Lesson for Kids: Facts & Geography

Civilizations first began to grow in the area of Macedonia approximately 9,000 years ago. In this lesson you will learn about the important historical and geographical facts about Macedonia.

Ancient Macedonia Lesson for Kids: Government & Culture

10. Ancient Macedonia Lesson for Kids: Government & Culture

Ancient Macedonia burst onto the scene with the rise of Philip II and Alexander the Great, but this was not the beginning of the nation. Learn about ancient Macedonian culture and leaders in this lesson.

Holy Roman Empire Lesson for Kids: Timeline & Facts

11. Holy Roman Empire Lesson for Kids: Timeline & Facts

For over one thousand years, the Holy Roman Empire dominated Europe from the region that is modern-day Germany. Learn about how this Empire began, ruled, and then fell apart in this lesson.

Attila the Hun: Lesson for Kids

12. Attila the Hun: Lesson for Kids

Attila the Hun was responsible for invading the Roman Empire, which would eventually lead to the end of the empire and usher in a new era of history for Europe. Learn about Attila's life and achievements in this lesson.

Skara Brae Facts: Lesson for Kids

13. Skara Brae Facts: Lesson for Kids

Did you know there are places in this world that you can visit that have been around for thousands of years? There you can see how people lived thousands of years ago, like at Skara Brae in Scotland.

Iron Age Lesson For Kids: Facts & History

14. Iron Age Lesson For Kids: Facts & History

Have you heard of the Iron Age? Were people made of iron during this time? Find out, as we go over a brief history of this time period and some important facts about it as well.

Stone Age Pottery: Lesson for Kids

15. Stone Age Pottery: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, we explore the interesting and always changing world of Stone Age pottery. Pottery played an important role in the development of civilization, and scientists are still learning about it every day.

The Bronze Age Lesson for Kids: History, Houses & Facts

16. The Bronze Age Lesson for Kids: History, Houses & Facts

Come with us to the Bronze Age, a time of innovations and the birth of empires! In this lesson we'll discover how different areas joined the Bronze Age at different times, what empires rose during this time, and how people made Bronze Age homes.

Bronze Age Tools: Lesson for Kids

17. Bronze Age Tools: Lesson for Kids

What came after the Stone Age? In this lesson, we'll look at the exciting changes in the Bronze Age when people started working with metal to make their tools.

Bronze Age Ireland Facts: Lessons for Kids

18. Bronze Age Ireland Facts: Lessons for Kids

Travel in time with us to the Bronze Age of Ireland, which is considered the first great age in that nation. We'll see how they first got bronze, how they lived, and why the Bronze Age ended.

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