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Ancient History Resources

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RESEARCH WEBSITE SUGGESTIONS
 

GENERAL
 

  • BRITANNICA (http://school.eb.com/)
  • WORLD BOOK  (http://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/Login?ed=wb&subacct=B2846). Outside school the login is: user name- sfusdms;      password- wbathome
  • Mr. Giotto's Online Textbook (http://www.penfield.edu/webpages/jgiotto/onlinetextbook.cfm)
  • History for Kids (http://www.historyforkids.org):  History sites by time period, geographical region, subject, and country
  • TEACHER OZ'S KINGDOM OF HISTORY (http://www.teacheroz.com/toc.htm): This table of contents presents an extensive list of resources that are up to date on periods of history. Home Page (http://www.teacheroz.com)
  • Mr.Donn's Social Studies Site (http://www.mrdonn.org)
  • Ancient Civlizations for Kids  (http://www.kathimitchell.com/ancivil.html)
  • ANCIENT AND LOST CIVILIZATIONS  (http://www.crystalinks.com/ancient.html):  a most extensive list of civilizations and other ancient "places" such as the Garden of Eden with links. The main page (http://www.crystalinks.com/index.html) has resources on extraterrestrials, celestial bodies and entities (planets), women, etc,
  • Food Timeline (http://www.foodtimeline.org):  Ever wonder what the Vikings ate when they set off to explore the new world? How Thomas Jefferson made his ice cream? What the pioneers cooked along the Oregon Trail? Who invented the potato chip...and why? Food is the fun part of social studies! The tricky part is finding recipes you can make in a modern kitchen, with ingredients bought at your local supermarket and bring into school to share with your class. This page is for you! We are also stocking up on teacher and parent food history research tips (http://www.foodtimeline.org/foodfaqa.html). Looking for social customs, manners & menus? Try the Culinary History FAQs (http://www.foodtimeline.org/foodfaqindex.html). Bon appetit. There is also an email link to ask food history questions.
  • Warrior Challenge (http://www.pbs.org/wnet/warriorchallenge/):  Romans, Knights, Vikings, Gladiators.  Includes Teacher Tools and list of Resources for each category of warrior.

 

 
GREECE          
           

 

 

 

GREECE
 

  • Ancient History and Culture from Facts on File Online Resource Database (only accessible from SFUSD computers) (http://everyschool.org/u/global/tlai/hooverlibrary.html):
    • From the Library homepage, click on Ancient History and Culture link in the orange box below the address of the Library
    • User Name: sfusd
    • Password: ancient
  • Ancient Greece search in Kids Click (web search for kids by librarians) (http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/searchkids.pl?searchtype=subject&keywords=greece+(ancient)&title=Greece+(Ancient)
  • Ancient Greece search in LII (Librarians' Index to the Internet) (http://lii.org/search?m=p&query=ancient+greece&Search=SEARCH+LII.ORG&searchtype=keywords)
  • Mythology
    • Mythweb (http://www.mythweb.com/):  Students will find animated stories from Greek mythology and search a mythology encyclopedia.
    • Winged Sandals (http://www.wingedsandals.com): The Greek Mythology Website is produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in association with The University of Melbourne's Centre for Classics and Archaeology.

 

ROME

 

  • Digital Roman Forum  (http://dlib.etc.ucla.edu/projects/Forum/):  From 1997 to 2003 the UCLA Cultural Virtual Reality Laboratory (CVR Lab; http://www.cvrlab.org/) created a digital model of the Roman Forum as it appeared in late antiquity. The notional date of the model is June 21, 400 A.D. From 2002 to 2005, with generous support from the National Science Foundation, the CVRLab was able to create this Web site about the digital Forum model. The purposes of this site are to use the Internet to permit free use and easy viewing of the digital model by people all over the world; to provide documentation for the archaeological evidence and theories utilized to create the model; and to offer basic information about the individual features comprising the digital model so that their history and cultural context can be readily understood.
    • Colosseum (http://www.cvrlab.org/projects/real_time/colosseum/colosseum.html)
  • Illustrated History of the Roman Empire (http://www.roman-empire.net):  very extensive online resource about the Roman Empire-  The founding, the kings, early Republic, late Republic, early emperors, the high point, the decline, the collapse, Constantinople, religion, society, and the army.  Interactive maps.   Who was emperor when?  Which battle when?  Roman place names;  emperors, leaders & famous Romans; pictures.
    • Children's Section (http://www.roman-empire.net/children/index.html): brief history, the great builders, Roman achievments, famous Romans, evils of Rome, Roman gods, etc.
       
  • TEACHER OZ'S KINGDOM OF HISTORY (http://www.teacheroz.com/toc.htm): This table of contents presents an extensive list of resources that are up to date on periods of history. Home Page (http://www.teacheroz.com)
  • BIOGRAPHY DATABASE FROM SFPL (http://sfpl.org) From the main SFPL page, click on "Articles and Databases".  This is found on the left, second item under the yellow/gold "search catalog" box. Click on "Alphabetical List" and then "Biography Resource Center/Marquis Who's Who".  Enter your library card number.  Type in the name of the person.  One or more documents will appear in the default tab "Narrative Biographies". Click on the title to read the information. Other tabs available for information are: Thumbnail Biographies, Marquis Who's Who, Magazine Articles, and Websites.
  • Myths About Gods of Olden Cultures (http://www.gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/roman/index.htm):  On this site students read about Roman gods and the naming of the Solar System.
    • Other Mythology websites (http://www.gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/roman/teachers.htm#links):  These resources are teacher oriented but could be useful for students.
  • Usborne's Encylopedia of the Roman World (http://www.usborne-quicklinks.com/usa/usa_templates/usa_home_pageselect.asp?Primary=747&List=2&Global=871):  This page contains links to sites that provide a vast array of information on Rome.
  • Christianity
    • Information and radio broadcasts about Christianity from the BBC. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/people/features/world_religions/christianity.shtml) Other links include: Basic Christianity, The Life of Jesus Christ, The Main Branches of Christianity,and Useful Links
    • Christian Classics Ethereal Library website (http://www.ccel.org/php/wwec.php): search the world-wide Encyclopedia of Christianity to find out about the people, places, customs, and beliefs of Christianity.
  • Ancient Rome search using LII (Librarians' Index to the Internet):  15 results including an encyclopedia of Roman emperors, information on military equipment, women and gender issues, etc.
  • SEARCH ENGINE RESOURCES
    • List of Search Engines (http://everyschool.org/u/global/tlai/searchengine.html): List of other search engines as an alternative to Google.)
    • Choose the Best Search for Your Information Need (http://www.noodletools.com/debbie/literacies/information/5locate/adviceengine.html)
    • Soople (http://www.soople.com): a site that softens all the fantastic (advanced) functions Google offers. Initially I made this site for my mother, who, though computer-savvy, still didn't know about all the possibilities Google offers. This site is therefore meant for all those who are not yet familiar with all the functions and required syntaxes. This way Soople enables an 'easy expert search'!

 

 

 

AFRICA

  • Medieval African Kingdoms....a time travel adventure (http://ctap295.ctaponline.org/~jboston/Student/s_index.html): This is a webquest to investigate Medieval African Kingdoms.  This quest can be manipulated and modified to investigate other time periods and other ethnic groups/civilizations.  "Your mission is to develop a winning promotional campaign for one of the three kingdoms of ancient western Africa.  You will use the resources listed on the materials page to discover all you can about these kingdoms. You will need to learn about all three kingdoms because you will be judging the materials created by the other groups, not only for appearance, but also for accuracy and completeness.

 


 

EGYPT

 

  • General

 

    • Mr. and Mrs. Donn's Ancient Egypt resources (http://ancienthistory.mrdonn.org/AncientEgypt.html)
    • Akhet Egyptology: The Horizon to the past (http://www.akhet.co.uk): some of the resources on this site include Tutankhamun, mummy masks, art of the afterlife, grave goods, tombs and temples, sculpture, mythology, clickable mummy, the king list, Scottish egyptology, museums and collections.
    • Egyptian History (http://touregypt.net/egyptantiquities)  This site has links to a lot of various topics.
    • An introduction to the history and culture of Pharaonic Egypt  (http://nefertiti.iwebland.com/index.html)
    • Ancient Egypt information (http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/menu.html)
    • Life in Ancient Egypt on the Social Studies Resource Page (http://www.kent.k12.wa.us/ksd/MA/resources/students_resources/social_studies.htm)
    • Egyptology Online (http://www.egyptologyonline.com):  EgyptologyOnline welcomes visits from all individuals who have an interest in Ancient Egypt. Use the cartouche style buttons on the left and the links throughout the site to navigate your way around.  EgyptologyOnline™ provides news, study aids, recommended book lists, and a wealth of interesting and factual information concerning this unique and fascinating subject.
    • History of Egypt from the Egyptian government (http://www.sis.gov.eg/En/History/)
  • Nubia
    • Ancient Nubia (http://www.freemaninstitute.com/Gallery/nubia.htm)
    • Nubia (http://i-cias.com/private/abubakr/nubia)
    • Ancient Nubia from ThinkQuest (http://library.thinkquest.org/22845/index.shtml?tqskip1=1)
    • Nubia (http://www.touregypt.net/historicalessays/nubia.htm)
    • Nubia (http://www.anth.ucsb.edu/faculty/stsmith/research/nubia_history.html)
    • Who are the Nubians? (http://wysinger.homestead.com/nubians.html)
    • Nubia (http://lexicorient.com/e.o/nubia.htm)
  • Deserts
    • Sahara
    • Nubian

CHINA

Mr. Donn Ancient China (http://china.mrdonn.org/index.html)

Ancient China Index (http://www.crystalinks.com/china.html): This linked index has the following topics-- ARTIFACTS (ARCHAEOLOGY - PYRAMIDS - TOMBS - DUNHUANG CAVES), ASTROLOGY, BUDDHA, BUDDHISM,
CONFUCIANISM, CONFUCIUS - FAMOUS SAYINGS, CURRENT ARTICLES ABOUT ANCIENT CHINA, DRAGONS, DYNASTIES,

FENG SHUI, GREAT WALL OF CHINA, I CHING, INVENTIONS AND REMEDIES, MATHEMATICS, METAPHYSICS  - A Soul Journey with Confucius - Article by Ellie, MUSIC, MYTHOLOGY (~ GODDESSES ~ GODS ~ FOLKLORE), NUSHU - WOMEN'S ANCIENT SCRIPT, SCRIPT, SEALS, TAOISM (LAO TZU), THE GREAT CHINA WALL, TIBET (TIBETAN STONE DISCS, TIBETAN PYRAMIDS).

Ancient China from the British Museum (http://www.ancientchina.co.uk/menu.html)

A Visual Sourcebook of Chinese Civilization (http://depts.washington.edu/chinaciv/): The goal of this "visual sourcebook" is to add to the material teachers can use to help their students understand Chinese history, culture, and society.  It was not designed to stand alone; we assume that teachers who use it will also assign a textbook with basic information about Chinese history.

Ancient China (http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/china/index.htm) by History for Kids (http://www.historyforkids.org): Topics-- history, environment, religion, clothing, philosophy, food, people, art, architecture, crafts and projects, teacher guides.  The page also has timeline links.

China for Kids K-12 (http://www.kiddyhouse.com/SStudies/Countries): Click on "China Resources".  A very long list of linked resources: history, inventions, paper, chopsticks, foot binding, etc.

Hotlist on Ancient China (http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/pages/listancientpa.html): Teacher created page of resources for students.

Great Wall of China  (http://www.thebeijingguide.com/great_wall_of_china/wall_section.html): Helping travelers to discover China interactively.

Confucius (http://www.lyfe.freeserve.co.uk/quoteconfucius.htm)

Buddhism(http://www.ship.edu/~cgboeree/buddhaintro.html)

Buddhist Wisdom (http://www.ship.edu/~cgboeree/buddhawise.html)

Chinese Lunar New Year ( http://www.jeannepasero.com/chinese.html ): Includes origins, traditions, Latern Festival, Yuanxiao recipe, etc.

Chinese Inventions and Remedies (http://www.crystalinks.com/chinainventions.html)

  • Paper (http://www.wipapercouncil.org/invention.htm)

WEAPONS

 

Google Searches

 

  •  "kids ancient china" (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&oe=ISO-8859-1&q=kids+ancient+china)
  • "china for kids" (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&oe=ISO-8859-1&q=china+for+kids&btnG=Search)


Google search--
                          inventions (propeller)
                          inventions (China)

Yahooligans-- inventions (China)


INDIA


 

GREAT BRITAIN

 

  • Stonehenge (http://www.thestonehengeproject.org)

MESOPOTAMIA

THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST - FERTILE CRESCENT - BABYLONIA - SUMER - MESOPOTAMIA - ASSYRIA - AKKADIANS
 

 


 


 


 


 

 


 

 

 


ATLANTIS


SYRIA


RIVERS

research on different rivers and how that affected the daily life of people
in Ancient Cultures. (from email)

> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flood
>
> http://59.1911encyclopedia.org/E/EU/EUPHRATES.htm
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indus_Valley_Civilisation
>
> http://minneapolis.about.com/cs/history/a/aa122200a.htm
> ***
>
> http://ab.mec.edu/curriculum/student/rivers.htm
> ***
>
> A search in google
> rivers "ancient civilization" life
> finds these:
>
> http://ab.mec.edu/curriculum/student/rivers.htm
>
> http://cgee.hamline.edu/rivers/Inquiry/RTT/index.html
>
> http://members.aol.com/donnandlee/
>
>
http://www.shrewsburyma.gov/schools/Central/Curriculum/ELEMENTARY/SOCIALSTUD
IES/Mesopotamia/ancient_mesopotamia.htm
>
> http://members.aol.com/Donnclass/Indialife.html
> ***
>
> http://members.aol.com/Donnclass/idexlife.html
> ***
>
> These detail some info about the areas.
> Mississippi: http://www.cr.nps.gov/aad/feature/context.htm
>
> http://www.comanchelodge.com/ancient-cherokee.html(this site tells of
> migrations from west to east of the river)
>
> Colorado:
> http://www.cpluhna.nau.edu/People/anasazi.htm
>
>
http://www.in2edu.com/edulinks/themes_integrated%20units_history%20themes_th
ematic%20units_ancient%20people%20anasazi%20theme_thematic%20unit.htm
>
> Yangtze:
> http://www.travelyangtze.com/English/river.htm
>
> http://www.yangtze.com/gallery/people/tujiappl.html (has some nicelinks)
>
> Nile: http://carbon.cudenver.edu/stc-link/AE/
>
> Tigris: http://www.hoocher.com/mr.j'spage/theancientmiddleeast.htm
> http://histclo.hispeed.com/chron/ancient/ac-meso.html
>
> Ganges: http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/jmresources/countries2/india.html
> ***
>
> http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0001779.html
>
> http://mbgnet.mobot.org/fresh/rivers/index.htm
>
>
http://www.windows.ucar.edu/cgi-bin/tour.cgi?link=/earth/Interior_Structure/
../Water/river.html&frp=/windows3.html&cd=false&fr=f&sw=false&art=ok&edu=mid
&tour=&c
>
> http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=761573429
>
> http://www.rev.net/~aloe/river/
>
> http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=761558310
>
> http://www.britannica.com/eb/article?eu=117568&tocid=0
>
> http://www.website1.com/odyssey/week1/nile.html
>
> http://www.mbarron.net/Nile/fctfl_nf.html
>
> http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=761574188
>
> http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=761575600
>
>
http://www.looksmart.com/eus1/eus317836/eus317914/eus53775/eus55327/eus55713
8/eus553520/eus553628/eus556617/r?l&