A great way to teach history! Capture students' imagination with a jaw-dropping world record and then build on that interest to teach core ideas. For example, a lesson on the world's oldest city (it's 12,000 years old—and people still live there!) leads to activities about where people choose to build cities and why, and an in-depth look at students’ own community. Students research how boats changed history, read cunefiform, map the Columbian Exchange, explore linguistic diversity, and conduct dozens of other high-interest activities.
Grades 5-9 • Aligned with the National Council of Social Studies Standards • 60 Reproducible Activity Sheets • Teaching Tips • Complete Answer Key.
Part of the Amazing World Records Series of books!
Amazing World Records of History includes a rich assortment of topics:
World’s Oldest Boat • World’s Greatest Movement • World’s Oldest City • World’s Largest Ancient City • World’s Largest Modern City • World’s Oldest Building • World’s Most Diverse Country • World’s Most Widely-Spoken Language • World’s First Writing • World’s Most Widely Read Book • World’s Oldest Work of Art • World’s Largest School • World’s Largest Religion • World’s Earliest Machines • World’s Oldest Industry • World’s Oldest Weapon • World’s Deadliest Battle • World’s Greatest War • World Records of Government • World’s Oldest Country • World’s Oldest Government