By using a simple mnemonic device, this skinny poster illustrates the factors that characterize any civilization: Geography, Religion, Achievements, Politics, Economics, and Social Structures. Use this poster when introducing any ancient civilization to your students. It works with classifying present-day civilizations, too!    ©2017. 13 x 38 inches. Laminated to last. Middle school, high school.

It would be a good way to channel students' focus when talking about different civilizations or eras. It breaks a huge idea down to six different topics, with varying complexities. It could be altered a little to be more applicable.

30 Ways to Teach History WITHOUT a Textbook || Le Chaim (on the right) blog

Using primary documents, photographs, letters, and other forms of media can be a great way to engage students in history. 30 Ways to Teach History WITHOUT a Textbook.

Make history fun with timelines! How to Teach History With Timelines |

How to Teach History With Timelines

Sometimes timelines can really help lay things out for students. This lists a variety of ways to do a timeline.

Are you teaching high school history next year? Here are my best 10 tips.

Top 10 High School History Tips

Teaching high school history: 10 tips from a homeschool that might (some, at least) also work in a classroom.