Ancient Civilizations in Today's World

"Ancient Civilizations in Today's World" focuses on the remnants of ancient civilizations found on our dinner plates and in our architecture. After developing a working definition of "civilization," students read the KidsPost article for traces of ancient civilizations alive in today's world. The word find asks students to locate foods that originated in China and Central Asia and "Word Study" looks at fruits eaten by ancient civilizations. The consumer math problem asks students to buy ingredients for a Roman meal. Want to focus on architecture instead of food? Use the reproducible, "The Lincoln Memorial-A Greek Temple?" To discuss historic, social and architectural decisions in aesthetics, use "Lincoln Memorial: A Closer Look."

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