Lessons on Investigating the Ancient Past

Uncover the mysteries of the ancient past with our Investigating the Ancient Past lesson plans. Understanding the ancient past can be challenging, as not all ancient societies have left behind substantial evidence of their past. However, by understanding the methods used by historians and archaeologists to piece together our knowledge of the past, students can gain a comprehensive understanding of how ancient societies have shaped our world today.

The study of history provides students with an opportunity to learn about what people did, how they felt, and their reasons for their choices and actions. This understanding helps students to grasp how events in the past have influenced the world we live in today. Investigating the ancient past allows students to learn about themselves and how we came to be. The study of history also enables us to learn from past mistakes and to create better paths for our societies and for future generations.

In this section, we offer a wide range of lesson plans on various people, events, and societies from the ancient past. Our lesson plans include a variety of historical sources, opinions, and perspectives to help students reach the most likely conclusions. We understand that historians and archaeologists do their best to piece together stories and events, but we are not always given the full story. This is why we encourage critical thinking, class discussions, and group work activities to help students come up with their own analysis and conclusions.

All of our lesson plans have been created by experienced and qualified history educators. They have been used successfully in the classroom and have been adapted based on student and teacher feedback to ensure quality learning experiences. Our lesson plans are also editable to allow teachers to modify them to suit their teaching style and the learning abilities and needs of their students.

Our students have loved learning about investigating the ancient past, and we are confident that your students will too! Our lesson plans are not only informative but also fun and engaging, making it a great addition to any curriculum. Sign up now and give your students the opportunity to explore the ancient past and understand how it has shaped our world today.

Preserving and Conserving Ancient Sites Research Task

Preserving and Conserving Ancient Sites

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Heritage Study

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Ancient World Heritage Sites Research Task

Ancient World Heritage Sites Research Task

The Cunning History Teacher lesson plan on Ancient World Heritage Sites Research Task aims to introduce students to the diverse […]

Ancient Australia Sources Investigation Worksheet

Ancient Australia Sources Investigation Worksheet

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historical terms and concepts lesson

Historical Terms and Concepts Worksheet

The Historical Terms and Concepts worksheet is a valuable resource for history teachers looking to help students understand the key […]

Investigating the Ancient Past Introduction Lesson

Investigating the Ancient Past Introduction Lesson

The Investigating the Ancient Past Introduction Lesson is an essential resource for history teachers looking to help students understand the […]

Primary and Secondary Source Worksheet

Primary and Secondary Source Worksheet

When studying history, it’s important for students to understand the difference between primary and secondary sources. This worksheet is designed […]

Archaeology Worksheet for middle school students

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This Personal Archaeology worksheet is the perfect activity for middle school students to learn about their own family history. This […]

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Preserved Artefacts Activity

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Understanding History

The Understanding History lesson focuses on introducing students to the discipline of History. This lesson plan is an introduction to […]

Elizabeth I - Using Sources

Elizabeth I – Using Sources

This history lesson includes photographs of a number of different depictions of Elizabeth I through the use of written and […]

Life in Ur Source Work

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The Life in Ur Source Work history lesson focuses on teaching students how historians gain information about the past. The […]

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Learning about historical sources is a ‘What is it?’ lesson idea which has students guessing what a historical artefact maybe […]

How Historians Understand History middle school lesson

How Historians Understand History

The Cunning History Teacher middle school lesson plan on How Historians Understand History is an introduction to the essential skills […]

Primary and Secondary quiz for middle school students

Primary and Secondary Sources Quiz

The Cunning History Teacher lesson plan on Understanding Historical Sources is an introduction to the concept of primary and secondary […]

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