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A pack of powerpoints, activities and lesson plan to teach about ancient civilizations, with an overview of where and when they first appeared and a deeper study of Ancient Sumer and Ancient Egypt


  • What are ancient civilizations: An introduction to the topic, explaining the meanings of ancient and civilization
  • The development of early civilizations: Explains how humans developed from living as hunter-gatherers to becoming farmers and the change from moving around to living in villages, towns and cities.
  • Early civilizations: Looks at the locations and dates of the main early civilizations. There are details on Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, Peru, the Yellow River, the Indus Valley and Mesoamerica.
  • History of Mesopotamia & Ancient Sumer: A 15 page powerpoint looking in detail at Mesopotamia and Ancient Sumer.
  • History of Ancient Egypt: A 25 page powerpoint looking in detail at Ancient Egypt, the three Kingdoms, the River Nile, houses, medicine,etc.


  • What I already know/would like to find out about ancient civilizations: To record for AfL
  • The development of early civilizations writing sheets: Bordered sheets
  • Ancient civilizations fact file template: To find and record information, one with headings, one with blank boxes to adapt
  • Topic covers x 4 Ancient civilizations
  • Topic covers x 4 Ancient Egypt
  • Topic covers x 4 Ancient Sumer
  • Writing border x 4: Each of the 4 designs has a blank page, a lined page and a half lined page. The border designs are Tut, Enki, Pyramids & Ur


Ancient Sumer fact finding sheets: 7 different sheets for finding out and recording information under specific headings. Can be used as a template to write a report or for different groups to find information.

Ancient Egypt fact finding sheets: 10 different sheets as above.

Plus a medium term plan in word with activities and weblinks.

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