Ancient & Classical Periods

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Visit The Wonders Of The Ancient World

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Athens

Fall of the Roman Empire

Great Wall Of China

Greek Gods

Homer

Mesoamerica

Pax Romana

Roman Republic

Wonders of the Ancient World

Sumerians

MESOPOTAMIA

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Mesopotamia

Fertile Crescent

Dig Into History — Mesopotamia

Dig Into History — Mesopotamia II

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SUMER

Hammurabi

Ziggerat

Sumer

 

From “Pacemaker World History”:

Choose five itmes found in your classroom and draw a symbol for each….Once you have determined what each symbol means, create a sentence by putting certain symbols next to each other in a row.  Show to a partner to see if he/she can guess what it says.

 

INDUS VALLEY

Game: Indus Trader

Investigate Ancient Trade

EGYPT

SAS Nile Kingdoms

SAS Social Pyramid

Ancient Egypt

Egyptian Creation Myth

The Mummy

Welcome To Ancient Egypt

The British Museum: Ancient Egypt

Egyptian Social Roles

Reveal The Mummy

The Mummy Maker Game

The Great Pyramid

Mummy Activity

Ancient Egypt The Magic Lesson

Explore A Pyramid

Play several ancient Egypt games

Writing in Hieroglyphs

Where Was Ancient Egypt?

Build A Pyramid

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Ancient Egypt

National Geographic Ancient Egypt

AMERICAS

SAS Aztec and Inca Civilizations

American Civilizations

The Ball Game

Learn about Machu Picchu

AFRICAN KINGDOMS

SAS Kingdom Of Mali

Bantu Migrations

CHINA

SAS Great Wall

Chinese Creation Myth

Tour The Temple Of Confucius

Technology In China

Ancient China

Han China

Great Wall of China

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Great Wall

INDIA

Bhagavad-Gita

Tour A Buddhist Temple

Classical Indian Dance

India

ANCIENT GREECE

Greek Hero Game

SAS Melian Debate

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Watch these two animations

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Watch this video on the Greek Olympics

Winged Sandals

Trojan Horse story

Alexander The Great

Education In Ancient Greece

Sail A Greek Warship

School of Athens

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Greek City-States


The Persian Wars


It’s Greek To Me Game

Alexander The Great

ROMAN EMPIRE

SAS Roman Inventions

SAS Roman Emperors

Game: Dig It Up Romans

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Watch these three animations.

Watch this video on the Roman Empire

Roman Snakes and Ladders Game

The Last Day of Pompeii

It’s Really Roman

Spread of Christianity

Tour a Roman Bath

Travel Along A Roman Road

Rome

The Roman Empire

Roman Empire-Later

Invasions of the Roman Empire

Be a Gladiator Game

Be a Roman Soldier

The Romans Game

Death In Rome game.

Prehistoric Times

Archaeology: First Three links:

American Museum of Natural History — Archaeology

National Park Service – Archaeology

Mr. Donn — Archaeology

MODEL FOR THIRD PARAGRAPH OF ESSAY:

If I was an archaeologist and discovered an ancient city,  I think that there are three artifacts that would tell me the most about its life.  One would be _______________________, and that would tell me _________________________ because _______________________.  Another would ______________________________, and that would tell me _______________________ because __________.  A third artifact would be ________________________, and that would tell me ______________________________.

 

MODEL FOR FOURTH PARAGRAPH OF ESSAY:

Important archaeological discoveries are made all around the world.  In my native country, ___________________ is a famous archaeological site.    _______________________ discovered it in ___________________________.    Archaeologists found artifacts like _________________________,  ___________________ and _______________________.    They learned __________,    _______________________, and ____________________. It was an important discovery for my country and the world because ______________________________.

Early Human Migration

The Rise of Farming Communities

Video: Early Humans

Fossil Finds In Africa

Explore Ice Age Adaptations

Neolithic Revolution

Journey Of Mankind

Early Humans

Learn about prehistoric cave paintings here.

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Long before there were humans, there were dinosaurs, which went extinct long before humans, too. Learn about dinosaurs here.

Video: The Quest For Fire