Museum of Ancient Civilizations

Grade level: I taught this with 5th/6th grade split classes, which is pretty much perfect.

Duration: We spent more than a month on this, but our classes meet weekly.

Background: In 6th grade, we study Ancient History — so in our school with split grades, we teach it every other year. I always prefer to teach research skills in a way that aligns with what they’re learning in the classroom, so in Ancient History years, this is our research unit! They get to practice research skills and design a museum exhibit, and other kids get to learn from the museum too.

Students had already done this credible source activity, so this was a chance for them to practice their skills.

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