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A great way to teach history! Capture your childrens' 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. Research how boats changed history, read cunefiform, map the Columbian Exchange, explore linguistic diversity, and conduct dozens of other high-interest activities.


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

Amazing World Records of History—20 Innovative, Easy-to-Integrate Lesson Plans

    • Grades 5-9
    • 124 Pages
    • 60 Reproducible Activity Sheets
    • Hands-On Projects
    • Teaching Guides
    • Complete Answer Key
    • Aligned with the National Council of Social Studies Standards
    • Part of the Amazing World Records Series of Books
    • eBook/PDF Download
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