Social Studies

Websites to Support the Curriculum

Grade 8: Cluster 1: Understanding Societies Past and Present

Learning Experience: 8.1.1 What is a World View?
8.1.1 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

York University, Reversible Image: http://www.yorku.ca/eye/vase.htm

Louvre Museum: http://www.louvre.fr/llv/commun/home.jsp

Aegean Art: http://www.ou.edu/finearts/art/ahi4913/ aegeanhtml/aegean2.html

Berger Foundation, World Art Treasures: http://www.bergerfoundation.ch/index.html (select Periods slide library for slides of artwork from various historical periods)

Ancient Art and Architecture: http://arthist.cla.umn.edu/aict/html/ancient.html

Art History, Medieval Art: http://arthist.cla.umn.edu/aict/html/medieval.html

Art History, Ancient Art: http://arthist.cla.umn.edu/aict/html/ancient.html

Art History, Islamic Art: http://arthist.cla.umn.edu/aict/html/medieval/islamart.html

Art History, Renaissance and Baroque: http://arthist.cla.umn.edu/aict/html/renbrq.html

Asian Art, Exhibitions: http://www.asianart.com/exhibitions.html

Etruscan Art: http://www.ou.edu/class/ahi4163/files/main.html

8.1.1 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

Louvre Museumr: http://www.louvre.fr/llv/commun/home.jsp

Aegean Art: http://www.ou.edu/finearts/art/ahi4913/aegeanhtml/aegean2.html

Berger Foundation, World Art Treasures: http://www.bergerfoundation.ch/index.html (select Periods slide library for slides of artwork from various historical periods)

Ancient Art and Architecture: http://arthist.cla.umn.edu/aict/html/ancient.html

Art History, Medieval Art: http://arthist.cla.umn.edu/aict/html/medieval.html

Art History, Ancient Art: http://arthist.cla.umn.edu/aict/html/ancient.html

Art History, Islamic Art: http://arthist.cla.umn.edu/aict/html/medieval/islamart.html

Art History, Renaissance and Baroque: http://arthist.cla.umn.edu/aict/html/renbrq.html

Asian Art, Exhibitions: http://www.asianart.com/exhibitions.html

Etruscan Art: http://www.ou.edu/class/ahi4163/files/main.html

8.1.1 APPLYING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended

Learning Experience: 8.1.2 Origins of Human Societies
8.1.2 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

Images of the cave art of Lascaux in France (about 13,000): http://www.culture.gouv.fr/culture/arcnat/lascaux/en/

8.1.2 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

Creation Myths from around the World http://www.cs.williams.edu/~lindsey/myths/myths.html

Links to creation myths: http://www.magictails.com/creationlinks.html

The Gods of Ancient Egypt, the Creation: http://touregypt.net/godsofegypt/thecreation.htm

Encyclopedia Mythica: http://www.pantheon.org/

Saskatchewan Education, Native Studies, Precontact, Teachers’ Resource Guide: http://www.saskschools.ca/~ischool/natstudies/pdf/Precontact.pdf (This PDF Teachers’ Resource Guide contains some examples of Aboriginal creation stories) 

Students’ Friend, Geography and History, Unit 1, Prehistory, Origins of the Earth and Humans: http://www.studentsfriend.com/sf/part1see/unit1-1.html

Museum of Civilization, Mothers of Time, Paleolithic:  http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/exhibitions/archeo/paleofig/pal00eng.shtml

Human Pre-History: An Exhibition: http://users.hol.gr/~dilos/prehis/prerm3.htm

Electronic Passport to Prehistory: http://www.mrdowling.com/602prehistory.html

8.1.2 APPLYING STRATEGIES

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Learning Experience: 8.1.3 Societies and Civilizations
8.1.3 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

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8.1.3 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

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8.1.3 APPLYING STRATEGIES

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Learning Experience: 8.1.4 Knowing the Past
8.1.4 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES
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8.1.4 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

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8.1.4 APPLYING STRATEGIES

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