Each year, my students engaged in a year-long Create A Civilization activity. They developed their own civilization to match what we were learning about Egypt, Rome, and China. It culminated in an always incredible Open House display.
Looking at calendars throughout history is an interesting way to explore multiple perspectives. Nothing is as ingrained in our lives as seven day weeks, twelve months, and 365 days per year. Challenge your students’ perceptions by investigating various solar, lunar, and lunisolar calendars.