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Free Printable Mayan, Aztec, Incan Lesson Plans

The Mayan calendar predicted the world would end December 21, 2012 (12-21-12). It didn't, but it does raise interesting questions on how time calculated. And it drew attention to the fascinating Maya civilization and other ancient pre-Columbian Mesoamerica native cultures like Inca, Aztec, Toltec and Olmec. Here are free printable Mayan calendars, lesson plans on time measurement and Mesoamerica culture study activities, hieroglyphics and lifestyle lessons Aztec, Inca and Maya civilization.
Printable Colouring Pages has six free printable images of Mayan calendars, referred to as Tzolkin or Haab, in the ancient tongue of the Maya civilization. Click here for another set of free printable Mesoamerica coloring pages. Be sure to teach students that Mesoamerica refers to a geographical region--around Mexico, Central America including Belize, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador--and to the pre-Columbian historical time period when the ancient Aztec, Zapotec, Teotihuacano, Olmec, Mixtec, Toltec and Maya civilization flourished. The ancient Inca civilization grew up around Peru in South America.
How-to-Draw has free printable Mayan calendars. Words for each symbol listed near Mayan calendars. Here's a free printable decoder tools for Mayan calendars. Click here for free printable Maya civilization coloring pages. Here are more math lessons based on the Mayan calendar. Here are lesson plans on the 20 day cycle of the Tzolkin or Mayan calendars, with inscriptions and codec hieroglyphics (picture symbols) used in the Tzolkin calendar, plus names and translations from modern Yucatec, classic Maya and English. Here are free printable math lessons, calendar converters and hieroglyphics from the solar Haab Mayan calendars.
Edupics has free printable coloring pages from the pre-Columbian Mesoamerica Aztec, Inca and Maya civilization. Look for pictures of famous pre-Columbian works of art, hieroglyphics and ancient religious sites of Machu Picchu, Tenochtitlan and Chichen Itza or the Temple of Kukulkan (now listed in the new revised wonders of the world). Check out these links for free printable paper models of Chichen Itza and Machu Picchu and Tenochtitlan.
Here are lesson plans on the monolithic Olmec heads and Toltec statues. Here's a free printable 161-page booklet of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica lesson plans on the Maya civilization. J.Q.Jacobs gives a detailed descriptions of the Haab and Tzolkin Mayan calendar along with images of their codices and instructions for use.

Free Printable Greek Mythology Coloring Pages and Lesson Plans

Greek mythology is an important subject to teach in school. But ancient Greek mythology and its partner Roman mythology, in fact mythology in general is often misunderstood, especially by fundamentalist Christians. Understanding ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt civilizations is essential as these cultures form the basis of the modern western world. Here are free printable mythology lesson plans and coloring pages from classical ancient Greece and Roman mythology.
The children's literature book series Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters made teachers give Greek and Roman mythology another look. The films Clash of the Titans, Wrath of the Titans and the Legend of Hercules brought Greek mythology into vogue as well. Percy Jackson (Perseus) brought the pantheon of Ancient Greece into the 21st century. Percy Jackson has many adventure with the gods and goddesses of the Greek pantheon. Explore Greek mythology, gods goddesses of Mt. Olympus and mythological creatures and monsters symbols with these free printable Greek mythology activities.
FantasyJr. has twelve free printable Greco-Roman coloring pages of the Olympians. Mystic Mills has 25 free printable coloring pages of the Greek gods and goddesses. Karen's Whimsey has dozens of free printable mythology and Ancient Greece coloring pages. Color the Olympians, gods and goddesses, heroes, mythological monsters, beasts and creatures. Color free printable famous works of art featuring the Greek pantheon, Satyrs, Circe, the Sirens, Odysseus and many more characters from Greek mythology. Print coloring pages from ancient Rome, as well gods in Roman mythology. has a complete free printable Greek mythology coloring pages on the Olympians of Ancient Greece. This site also contains free printable maps of Greece.  It is important to note that the Olympian deities have the same personality in Roman mythology, however they go by different names. 
Zeus= Jupiter

If you continue scrolling and pressing next you will find coloring pages for lesser god, goddesses, heroes and creatures of the Greek world. This list includes; Herakles (Hercules), King Midas, Pan, Demeter (Ceres), Eos, Eros (Cupid), Hebe, Iris, Persephone, Nike and more. Free printable Greek mythology monsters and creatures include: centaur, Charon (River Styx ferry boat captain), Cerberus, Cyclops, giants (sons of Titan Uranus), griffin, harpy, Medusa, Minotaur, (battled Perseus), Phoenix (bird that rose from the ashes of fire), Sirens (lured Odysseus to his doom), Trojan Horse (employed by Greeks for entering Troy), Pegasus and unicorn coloring pages

Free Printable Vintage Paper Toys, Coloring Crafts

Free Printable Historical Toys and Activities What do you get when you cross a historati (me) with an anglophile (also me)? You get a superb source of vintage, historical free printable activities from all over the world! Today's cool old stuff comes from the Victoria and Albert Museum. Ancient history, Greco-Roman bas-relief, Oriental vases, Mesopotamian pottery, Phoenician cuneiform, Egyptian scarabs, Benares brass, Persian rugs, Medieval illuminations, regency England cavaliers, Edwardian toys, Victorian games...sigh, I think I've landed in antiquarian heaven. Some of the items are no longer available but here are some free printable paper toys. Here are lots more paper toys to print free. A small donation is requested but not required and you'll find tons of paper vehicles, games and toys. 

Free Printable Ancient Rome Lesson Plans, Roman History Activities

The study of ancient civilizations is essential to any curriculum. From Ancient Greece, the world gets classical art, music, a system of government, Olympic games, philosophy and more. The western world owes much to Ancient Rome for advances in technology. Roman roads were forerunners to the modern highway. Classic Greek and Roman architecture and columns have set the bar for modern buildings. The aqueducts of ancient Rome paved the way for modern plumbing and irrigation. Greek and Roman military, warfare and weaponry foreshadowed modern warfare. Science, astronomy, the stars and planets all have Greek and Roman roots.
All the romance languages stem from Greek and Latin (the language of Ancient Rome). Both the Greek and Roman empire were unparalleled in history. If you're a teacher or homeschool parent, you'll want free printable Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece lessons plans. Use these for social studies, geography, Bible, religion and government. Use these for law, medicine and science as well. Mr. Dowling has free printable Ancient Greece lesson plans and activities on Ancient Rome. Next check out the awesome materials from DK Eyewitness Books. Along with Usborne, these are the best picture books as they show actual artifacts.
Mr is full of world history lessons and activities. Mr Donn has dozens of free printable Ancient Rome activities on Italy, the Etruscans (from which comes Tuscany), Romulus and Remus, the Roman Forum, the Roman Baths, Roman roads, the Roman empire. There are activities on Greek and Roman family life, home, buildings, clothing, art, food, music, religion, gods and goddesses and more. Here are lesson plans on the cult of Mithras, a "newer" religion of ancient Rome. Now sail over to ancient Greece where Mr. Donn has free printable lesson plans, too. Check out these free printable lesson plans on the Byzantium Empire too.
ProTeacher has 40+ free printable world history lessons on Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece. Print projects, units of world history lessons, activity pages, workbook pages, craft projects and hands-on activities You will need to submit your email address to join the share community at ProTeacher to access your free printables. There are coloring pages, cut and paste crafts, games, puzzles, Latin dictionary worksheets and more.

Discovery Education has a comprehensive list of materials, world history lessons on the Roman gladiators. Student Handouts has free printable Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece worksheets, maps and world history lessons. The wonderful part about this website is that the maps and pictures are primary sources. This means that the maps were drawn during that period of history in question. The images are vintage and historical. Give students activities that cover history and geography as well as culture. Follow up with free printable Greek and Roman crafts and coloring pages from Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome from DL-TK.

Free Printable Purim Lesson Plans for Jewish Kids

The Jewish celebration of Purim begins at sundown on 14th day of Adar in the Hebrew calendar. That's March 4, 2015. Purim celebrates the bravery and wisdom of a Jewish girl, Esther. Esther became queen of Ahasuerus, King of Persia. Here are free printable Purim activities and Jewish lesson plans to help children learn about Queen Esther.
Read the Purim story. King Ahasuerus's first wife Queen Vashti was very beautiful. One night the King demanded she parade naked in front of his guests. She refused and was executed. King Ahasuerus sought a new queen and liked Esther, niece of the leader of exiled Jews, Mordecai, Haman, evil prime minister to Ahasuerus, hated Mordecai. He connived to get Ahasuerus to decree that everyone should bow to the King. Jews bow only to Yahweh. Jews refused and Mordecai was to hang. Queen Esther pleaded with the king for her people (risky even for the Queen as it was forbidden to approach without a summons). Ahasuerus's heart was softened and Haman was put to death instead.
Throw a Purim party. Torah Tots is one-stop visit for Purim recipes, crafts, printables, lessons, books and films. Check out the Purim spiel (play) ideas to put on your own Torah presentation. Chabad has a complete Purim holiday guide for families. Kids will love making Hamantaschen (Haman Hats) and dressing up like Queen Esther, Mordecai, Ahasuerus and Haman.
Teach Purim with free printable Purim puzzles to reinforce story. Print word searches, crossword puzzles, word games and worksheets. Use for study guides. Teacher Planet has dozens of free printable Purim lesson plans, activities, crafts, unit ideas, games and puzzles.
Make Purim crafts. Chadis Crafts has free printable Purim craft projects, yarn crafts, coloring, puzzles and activities. Artists Helping Children always has neat craft projects. Check out their free printable Purim crafts, There are mask crafts too.

Each year Jewish observances fall on different days in the western calendar but it's the same in the Hebrew one. Whatever your religion or faith, Purim makes a cracking good story and kids will enjoy learning about it.