Let’s design a flag for your students’ civilizations. But let’s do it right! We’ll dig into the language of vexillology, analyze real flags, form some opinions, and only then create our own flag.
Content Area: Social Studies
As we begin the project, students first consider where on earth their civilization will begin.
Now, let’s see how your students’ civilization transitions from hunters to gatherers.
Most humans want to live near fresh water, which means that most civilizations settled near a river! Let’s add a river to your students’ civilizations.
How one might revamp a “Wax Museum” project into something that focuses more on thinking than product.
My students, as part of their Create A Civilization project, had to select a type of government and explain its consequences. So I loved finding this list of all the different types of government.
Each year, my students created their own civilization to mirror what we were learning about Rome, China, India, and beyond.
Symbolic seals, crests, and coats of arms are a common concept across cultures. From the simplicity of Japanese mon to the regality of English coats of arms all the way to America’s Great Seal, humans around the world create graphical representations of themselves.