Presenting lessons proven on the firing line, creative teacher Mr. Donn and his circus dog Maxie show how to immerse students in learning ancient history and keep them coming back for more. Sections feature well-structured plans supported by reproducibles, special lessons for the computer lab (with links and handouts), and additional lessons for substitute teachers. Topics in this unit include geography and agriculture; cuneiform; Gilgamesh; daily life in Mesopotamia; architecture; Sumer, Ur, Babylon, Assyria, and the Hittites; the Indus Valley civilization; the Aryans; Gupta; Indian daily life, art, language, and literature; the Ramayana and the Vedas; Buddhism; and inventions and architecture. Grades 6-8. Revised Edition.
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