This activity book features reading selections in the content area and assessments that utilize a variety of questioning strategies, such as matching, true/false, and critical thinking. Hands-on activities, research opportunities, and mapping exercises engage students in learning about the history and culture of civilizations around the world. A downloadable version of the text at a 4th-5th grade reading level is included for struggling readers. Copyright 2012. 92 pages. Softbound, reproducible. Middle school.