How have cultures throughout history interpreted the cosmos, the changing seasons, or time? Examine human history
and its fascinating revelations as it has explored the heavens throughout time in this excellent interactive, online
exhibit on cultural astronomy.
|Ancient China (British Museum)|
The site is divided into five 'chapters' which address themes or topics relevant to ancient China. Within each 'chapter' there are threesections: Story (narratives), Explore (pupil controls the order in which they access the information) and Challenge (historical, analytical, mathematical, or observational activities). Main topics include Crafts and Artisans; Geography; Time (how time was kept in ancient China; Tombs and Ancestors; and Writing (nature and uses of writing in ancient China).
Grade Level: Early Childhood (K-2), Elementary, Middle School, High School Content Area: Arts (Visual Arts), Education (Alternatives), English (Writing), History & Social Studies (Cultures), History & Social Studies (World History) [Dewey #909] Application type: Information Resources, Activities
|Ancient Egypt Primary Project Pages|
The aim of these pages is to give children ideas and information to help them carry out a project on Ancient Egypt - whether they are just trying to find the answer to one question or as part of a large topic. This site is divided into six main sections; Ideas, Links, Resources, Information, Hands-on and Feedback.
The British Museum online. This site includes information and pictures on Egyptian life, geography, Gods and Goddesses, mummification, Pharaohs, Pyramids, temples, writing, and more.
|BUILD A PHAROAH:|
print copies of pharaoh templates to color and assemble
|BUILD A SCALE MODEL OF A PYRAMID:|
metric and scaling-- math
recreate a model of a pyramid while scaling it down to 3000 times smaller
|CLEOPATRA'S PALACE -- THE SEARCH OF A LEGEND:|
Cleopatra's empire was buried at the bottom of the ocean
recently explorer Franck Goddio discovered its hiding place-- picture is now emerging of the Cleopatra regime-- unearthed through underwater archaeology and incredible artifacts
|EGYPTIAN MATH PROBLEMS:|
Solve word problems with Egyptian math
|EXPERIMENTING WITH MUMMIES:|
different methods of mummifying apples--to better understand the processes used by the Ancient Egyptians
|HOW MUCH DOES A PYRAMID COST?|
rich as a pharaoh--calculate--how much one of the shrines would cost in today's real estate and construction markets
secret passageways of an Egyptian pyramid--PBS--online tour through a pyramid
inside views, tips on archaeological excavations, and briefs on the pharaohs who reigned
|ROSETTA STONE COLORING BOOK:|
coloring pages to download and print on Ancient Egypt
|THE STEP PYRAMID COMPLEX OF DJOSER:|
how a pyramid complex was built--interactive tour
click on any section for more information, illustrations, details
|Tutankhamun & the Golden Age of the Pharaohs: Educational materials|
It is the name of a relatively short-lived pharaoh that conjures up the image of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh today - Tutankhamun. He may have ruled for only about a decade at the end of the Eighteenth Dynasty, but because his tomb survived the millennia, and provided thousands of marvels of his culture, we think of him as Egypt's most famous pharaoh.
|Tutankhamun: At the Tomb of Tutankhamen @ nationalgeographic.com|
It is 1923, and the long-sought tomb of Tutankhamun is about to yield its secrets. Join NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC correspondent Maynard Owen Williams in Egypt.
Walk through King Tutankhamun's virtual tomb, view pictures during the excavation, or learn about his father Akhenaten.
|WebQuest -- King Tutankhamun: Was It Murder?|
King Tut has been fascinating students and adults alike since the discovery of his tomb in 1922. Why has so much interest been generated about this unremarkable pharaoh? Could it be the fabulous gold and treasure discovered in his tomb? Or is it the mystery surrounding the boy king's early death? You and your renowned team have been hired by the Egyptian government to determine if King Tut was murdered. Your team will have only 3 days to complete your work.
|WOMEN'S RIGHTS -- ANCIENT EGYPT AND THE U.S.|
worksheet considers and compares the rights
of women both in Ancient Egypt and in modern America
ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS WEBQUEST:
Aztecs, Pompeii, the Romans, the Greeks, Mesopotamia, Ancient China, or Indian cultures--choose a civilization, use online resources
How would you have behaved if you had lived in ancient Sparta? Learn about Taoism with Winnie-the-Pooh! If you had lived in ancient times, would you have chosen to become a Roman citizen? What did the ancient Indians wear? Do you know what the ancient Egyptians believed would cure a toothache? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this site, created by a teacher and her students.
Collapse of Four Ancient Civilizations
Join us as we explore the collapse of four ancient civilizations. You'll learn what happens when a society collapses and how archaeologists find and interpret evidence. You can visit the Maya city of Copán and search for clues to its collapse. You can also try your hand at "garbage-ology" and study what trash can tell us about a society.
EARLY CIVILIZATIONS QUIZ
This site provides quizzes on early civilizations, including Maya, Aztec, Anasazi and Mound Builders.
Exploring Ancient World Cultures (EAWC) is an on-line course supplement for students and teachers of the ancient and medieval worlds. It features its own essays and primary texts. Over time it will include chapter-length histories for each of the eight "cultures" represented: The Near East, India, Egypt, China, Greece, Rome, Early Islam and Medieval Europe. Chapters on Rome, Greece and Medieval Europe will be appearing soon.
In addition, to its own resources, EAWC also includes a substantial index of internet sites, divided into five sub-indices: a chronology, an essay index, an image index, an internet site index and an electronic text index.
Choose from China, Egypt, Rome or Aztec. This Thinkquest site offers detailed information and related games to complete your adventure. It includes an interactive game.
A WALK THROUGH TIME -- ANCIENT CALENDARS:
how we have measured time across cultures and through history
timekeeping through a study of ancient calendars and their uses
ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME TALK SHOW:
Travel back--time machine to two different eras, get two representative citizens--create a talk show to compare and contrast the two civilizations
online resources and charts guide students through their research; let them write a script for a TV production
examine reasons for the collapse of such diverse civilizations as Mesopotamia, Mali and Songhai, and the Maya--hands-on activities too
Exploring Ancient Cultures
HAMMURABI'S LAW -- A STUDENT PLAY:
royal court at Babylon almost 4000 years ago, explore one of the first written codes of law
get in appropriate costumes-- produce this play
daily aspects of any given historical culture--ancient civilizations work well--and then create appropriate costumes for the templates given
THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD:
visit the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World-- 3D glasses
background information and interesting histories accompany each of the wonders
VOYAGE BACK IN TIME -- ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME: GRADE 3
Ancient Greek and Roman civilizations
|COMPARING ATHENIAN AND AMERICAN COURTS:|
Students will study both the Solonian and the Draconian
Codes of Law of Ancient Greece, then compare the Athenian
systems with American legal systems. Teaching strategies
are included with three lesson plans.
|THE GREEK ALPHABET:|
learn the Greek alphabet by creating secret messages
use the code worksheet included
interactive map--explore 5th century Athens
Acropolis experience offers the chance to view the historic architecture in 3-D
speak like a Greek citizen--sound files guide students through an interactive language experience
investigate all facets of Ancient Greek culture, such as its important people, its politics, its warfare, characters
|HERCULES THE SUPER HERO:|
the Twelve Labors reveal about Ancient Greece
Hercules--the culture, religion, and peoples of Greece
tour through Homer's "Odyssey", short, direct route, or the longer, detailed journey
|THE PERSEUS PROJECT:|
For an extensive online resource on the ancient classical civilizations, try the Tufts University Perseus Project. Current exhibits include the Ancient Olympics and Hercules. You'll find Homer, Homeric grammar and commentary, Greek gods and heroes, history, and well over 450 classics texts.
|SOCRATES -- THE GREAT TEACHER:|
meet Socrates and get to know his methods of questioning or knowing
|Kushan Empire (ca. 250 A.D.) @ Answers.com|
The Kushan Empire (c. 1st - 3rd centuries) was a state that at its height stretched from Tajikistan to the Caspian Sea to Afghanistan and down into the Ganges river valley.
resources explore the Mayan civilization--past and present scientific influences on its culture.
online logbooks to record
|NOVA: Maya Long Count Calendar (ca. 250 A.D.)|
Includes lessons designed to help students understand and apply the Maya Long Count calendar system.
|Mundo Maya (A.D. 250)|
The Maya originated around 2600 B.C. and rose to prominence around A.D. 250 in present-day Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador. Find a wealth of resources here!
|WILL AMERICA FALL APART LIKE THE MAYA?|
webquest--considers how America might be adversely affected in any future scenario, by reflecting upon great civilizations of the past--in this case, the focus is on the Mayan empire
|ANCIENT MESOPOTAMIA UNIT:|
http://www.shrewsbury-ma.gov/schools/Central/Curriculum/ELEMENTARY/SOCIALSTUDIES/Mesopotamia/ancient_mesopotamia.htmdaily life, culture, contributions, and geography of Ancient Mesopotamia
topics cover religion, trade and commerce, geography, clothing, etc.
selection of related resources for further investigations and research
|ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME:|
webquest--research one particular aspect of Ancient Roman life
|COMPARE FAMILY LIFE:|
learn about Roman families--make comparisons with own modern families-- guided student worksheet
create a mini-dictionary in Latin, or a thematic book of Latin vocabulary covering Roman daily life
|LEARNING ROMAN NUMERALS:|
webquest--upper elementary students--conversion and an understanding of Roman Numerals
games, a coded message, a quiz to compare Roman and Arabic numerals
|ROMAN BATHS AND AQUEDUCTS:|
PBS--explore Roman engineering, aqueducts, and the Roman baths
Roman recipes to try, hands-on activity--construct own Roman aqueduct model online--manual included
|THE ROMAN EMPIRE:|
Ancient Rome-- historical overview, a section on Roman achievements, the Roman gods, and the architects, engineers, and builders
interactive maps on the city of Rome and the Roman empire
Roman dress and housing
why Roman roads were built so very well
create own model of Roman road construction
map routes the Romans took along various sites in Britain
Roman housing--research Roman times in order to design a realty ad
Timelines and student activities--BBC site on the Romans
Roman invasion into the British Isles
|ON THE VIKING TRAIL:|
exploration of the Vikings, their voyages, and their culture