Carmen’s Ancient Caper Teacher Guide

Kids journey back in time to famous sites such as the Parthenon in Athens and the Pyramids in Giza. Try to spot Carmen along the way!


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Ancient constructions are one way historians learn about past civilizations. These structures can survive for thousands of years, long after the civilizations who built them have disappeared. The building methods used by ancient societies and the locations they selected for construction were rarely without purpose. From elaborate tombs to unexpected cities, these structures help us reveal clues and confirm theories about the ancient past.


In this lesson, students will learn to:

  • describe the architectural features of an ancient structure
  • summarize information about an ancient structure
  • produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience