Take a unique approach when teaching about ancient Mesopotamia or Fertile Crescent with this virtual field trip and map activity. This product includes 4 different activities: 2 virtual field trips, map activity, and a vacation map project. Everything is available in digital and print ready format. Absolutely NO PREP!
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THIS ANCIENT MESOPOTAMIA VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP:
4 different activities:
google earth™ virtual field trip on Petra with response questions
google earth™ virtual field trip on ruins of Babylon with response questions
map activity of 7 historical places around Fertile Crescent where students research each site – graphic organizer included (Ur, Uruk, Petra, ruins of Dara, Ctesiphon, Pasargadae, and Palmyra)
vacation project- students pin 5 landmarks of their choosing from the map activity on ancient Mesopotamia and create a detailed 4-day trip itinerary with hotels, sightseeing locations, restaurants, etc. The map provides scale, time, and distance between locations.
– 3 options available for project: using static (pdf) map, digital map on google slides™ or utilizing google my maps™
detailed teacher and student guides
differentiated lesson ideas provided
project itinerary on ancient Mesopotamia and planning templates (digital and print ready)
youtube video on how to use google my maps™
digital teacher and student copy on google slides™
rubric for project
WHEN TO USE THIS ANCIENT MESOPOTAMIA MAP ACTIVITY:
Activities are very versatile and can be used together as a mini unit or incorporated into different times
Use the interactive map activity when teaching about various accomplishments of different empires
Use when teaching about ancient Mesopotamia, Fertile Crescent, or ancient civilizations of Babylon, Sumer, Persia, etc.
Best used with Middle and High School students
Start using interactive and dynamic maps that are right in your google™ account such as google my maps™!
WHY USE GOOGLE MY MAPS™ or INTERACTIVE MAPS:
→great integrational tool
→help with data visualization
→enhances the connection between geography and history
→provides in-depth learning experience
→promotes curiosity, critical thinking, and exploration
→More interactive than google maps™ because you can attach more information and customize your maps
→ Help with spacial thinking- understand scales, distances, times between location
→The maps are saved into your google drive™ and can be re-used for another assignment
→makes using maps more fun!
Your students will love the enhancement of real world thru these virtual field trip map activities on ancient Mesopotamia and Fertile Crescent. Virtual field trips and maps help in building curiosity and enhancing the experience of real world. By using google my maps™ students will be provided with more context and relevance to your lesson. Since these activities are student-based, they provide differentiation, individual student pace, and opportunity to learn on their own.
Each activity in this ancient Mesopotamia virtual field trip builds on the previous one where the content is structured/scaffolded and the activities become more challenging. Differentiation lesson ideas are provided in teacher guide. As there are various activity levels available for students, this product is perfect to use with students in Middle and/or High school.
This Ancient Mesopotamia virtual field trip activity includes google my maps™ option which is an app on your google™ account and part of google maps™. A short video link on how to use google my maps™ is provided for you. Google account™ is not required but highly recommended. Internet access is required for research and google earth™ access.
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