Create A Civilization

Students create their own parallel version of a civilization, choosing their location and biome, designing their river, creating currency, and more! A wonderful, year-long activity.

Create A Civilization Introduction

Combine social studies, science, and language arts in this year-long creative project!

Create A Civilization: From Hunter Gatherers to Farmers

What happens when your civilization suddenly has a surplus of food? Think of the possibilities!

Create A Civilization: A Change In Government

It's a great moment for your civilization! Power is moving from the hands of a few to a more democratic government.

Create A Civilization: The River

The Nile, the Tigris, the Euphrates, the Seine, the Thames, and now... your river!

Create A Civilization: Design A Flag

What makes for a good flag? What makes a bad flag?

Create A Civ: Capital City

How are capital cities a combination of natural and human-designed features?

Create A Civilization: Currency

What type of currency will your civilization use? What symbols will be on it? Why are they significant?

Create A Civilization: Calendars

Why 12 months? Why 30ish days? Why 7 days in a week? Your civilization could organize a year in any way you want!

Famous Structures

Students explore famous structures from around the world, put them into related categories, pick some winners, and then design their own.

Prefixes and Suffixes in Other Languages

Let's go beyond merely memorizing word parts and instead analyze across languages. How do other languages make a word the opposite?