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Grade 8: Cluster 2: Early Societies of Mesopotamia, Egypt, or the Indus Valley


Learning Experience: 8.2.1 Overview of Early Civilizations

8.2.1 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

Detroit Institute of the Arts, Ancient Art, Mesopotamia:
http://www.dia.org/collections/ancient/
mesopotamia/mesopotamia.html

 
Detroit Institute of the Arts, Ancient Art, Egypt:
http://www.dia.org/collections/ancient/
egypt/egypt.html

 
Museum of Civilization, Mysteries of Egypt:
http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/exhibitions/civil/
egypt/egypt_e.shtml

 
University of Victoria, Astronomy, Harappan Civilization, Indus Valley Civilization:
http://visav.phys.uvic.ca/~babul/AstroCourses/
P303/harappan.html

 
The Ancient Indus Valley:
http://www.harappa.com/har/har1.html
 
Indus Valley Civilization:
http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/southasia/
History/Ancient/Indus2.html

 
Metropolitan Museum, Art of the First Cities, The Third Millennium BC, from the Mediterranean to the Indus:
http://www.metmuseum.org/explore/
First_Cities/firstcities_splash.htm


8.2.1 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

Museum of Civilization, Mysteries of Egypt:
http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/exhibitions/civil/egypt/egypt_e.shtml

University of Victoria, Astronomy, Harappan Civilization, Indus Valley Civilization:
http://visav.phys.uvic.ca/~babul/AstroCourses/P303/harappan.html
 
The Ancient Indus Valley:
http://www.harappa.com/har/har1.html
 
Indus Valley Civilization:
http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/southasia/History/Ancient/Indus2.html
 
Akhet Egyptology:
http://www.akhet.co.uk/
 
Student’s Friend, World History and Geography, Ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt:
http://www.studentsfriend.com/sf/part1see/part1-2.html
 
Student’s Friend, World History and Geography, Ancient India and China:
http://www.studentsfriend.com/sf/part1see/part1-3.html
 
The Chinese Civilization:
http://visav.phys.uvic.ca/~babul/AstroCourses/P303/chinese.html
 
Mr Dowling’s Electronic Passport, Mesopotamia:
http://www.mrdowling.com/603mesopotamia.html

Mr Dowling’s Electronic Passport, Ancient Egypt:
http://www.mrdowling.com/604egypt.html
 
Mysteries in Stone, Ancient Egypt:
http://www.mysteries-in-stone.co.uk/
 
British Museum, Mesopotamia:
http://www.mesopotamia.co.uk/
 
Britannia, Stonehenge:
http://www.britannia.com/history/h7.html


8.2.1 APPLYING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended


Learning Experience: 8.2.2 Interaction with the Natural Environment

8.2.2 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

Detroit Institute of the Arts, Ancient Art, Mesopotamia:
http://www.dia.org/collections/ancient/mesopotamia/mesopotamia.html
 
Detroit Institute of the Arts, Ancient Art, Egypt:
http://www.dia.org/collections/ancient/egypt/egypt.html
 
Museum of Civilization, Mysteries of Egypt:
http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/exhibitions/civil/egypt/egypt_e.shtml
 
University of Victoria, Astronomy, Harappan Civilization, Indus Valley Civilization:
http://visav.phys.uvic.ca/~babul/AstroCourses/P303/harappan.html
 
The Ancient Indus Valley:
http://www.harappa.com/har/har1.html
 
Indus Valley Civilization:
http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/southasia/History/Ancient/Indus2.html
 
Metropolitan Museum, Art of the First Cities, The Third Millennium BC, from the Mediterranean to the Indus:
http://www.metmuseum.org/explore/First_Cities/firstcities_splash.htm


8.2.2 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

British Museum, Ancient Egypt, Geography:
http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/geography/explore/main.html

British Museum, Mesopotamia, Trade and Transport:
http://www.mesopotamia.co.uk/trade/home_set.html

Encyclopedia of World History, Mesopotamia, Economy, Society, Technology, Culture:
http://www.bartleby.com/67/83.html

British Museum, Mesopotamia:
http://www.mesopotamia.co.uk/

Electronic Passport, Mesopotomia:
http://www.mrdowling.com/603mesopotamia.html

Student’s Friend, World History and Geography, Ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt:
http://www.studentsfriend.com/sf/part1see/part1-2.html

Egypt:

British Museum, Ancient Egypt:
http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/menu.html

British Museum, Ancient Egypt, Pyramids:
http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/pyramids/home.html
(includes an explanation of how the pyramids were built)

Museum of Science Ancient Egypt, Mummification:
http://www.mos.org/quest/mummymain.php

Ancient Egyptian Agriculture:
http://www.touregypt.net/magazine/mag07012001/magf5.htm

Museum of Civilization, Mysteries of Egypt:
http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/exhibitions/civil/egypt/egypt_e.shtml

Akhet Egyptology:
http://www.akhet.co.uk/

Electronic Passport, Ancient Egypt:
http://www.mrdowling.com/604egypt.html

Mysteries in Stone, Ancient Egypt:
http://www.mysteries-in-stone.co.uk/

Infoplease, World History, Egypt, History:
http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/world/A0857911.html

National Geographic, Egypt, Pyramids:
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/pyramids/
(includes links to lesson plans, activities, information, articles, videos)

Louvre Museum, Egyptian Antiquities:
http://www.louvre.fr/llv/commun/home.jsp?bmLocale=en

Web Institute for Teachers:
http://webinstituteforteachers.org/99/teams/egyptmath/intro.htm

Indus River Valley:

University of Victoria, Astronomy, Harappan Civilization, Indus Valley Civilization:
http://visav.phys.uvic.ca/~babul/AstroCourses/P303/harappan.html

The Ancient Indus Valley:
http://www.harappa.com/har/har1.html

Indus Valley Civilization:
http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/southasia/History/Ancient/Indus2.html

National Geographic, The Ancient Indus Valley:
http://www.harappa.com/har/har0.html

Student’s Friend, World History and Geography, Ancient India and China:
http://www.studentsfriend.com/sf/part1see/part1-3.html


8.2.2 APPLYING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended


Learning Experience: 8.2.3 Living in an Early Society

8.2.3 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended


8.2.3 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

British Museum, Mesopotamia:
http://www.mesopotamia.co.uk/

Electronic Passport, Mesopotomia:
http://www.mrdowling.com/603mesopotamia.html

Student’s Friend, World History and Geography, Ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt:
http://www.studentsfriend.com/sf/part1see/part1-2.html

Egypt:

British Museum, Ancient Egypt:
http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/menu.html

Museum of Civilization, Mysteries of Egypt:
http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/exhibitions/civil/egypt/egypt_e.shtml

Akhet Egyptology:
http://www.akhet.co.uk/

Electronic Passport, Ancient Egypt:
http://www.mrdowling.com/604egypt.html

Mysteries in Stone, Ancient Egypt:
http://www.mysteries-in-stone.co.uk/

Infoplease, World History, Egypt, History:
http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/world/A0857911.html

National Geographic, Egypt, Pyramids:
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/pyramids/pyramids.html
(includes links to lesson plans, activities, information, articles, videos)

Louvre Museum:
http://www.louvre.fr/llv/commun/home.jsp?bmLocale=en

Web Institute for Teachers:
http://webinstituteforteachers.org/99/teams/egyptmath/intro.htm

Indus River Valley:

University of Victoria, Astronomy, Harappan Civilization, Indus Valley Civilization:
http://visav.phys.uvic.ca/~babul/AstroCourses/P303/harappan.html

The Ancient Indus Valley:
http://www.harappa.com/har/har1.html

Indus Valley Civilization:
http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/southasia/History/Ancient/Indus2.html

National Geographic, The Ancient Indus Valley:
http://www.harappa.com/har/har0.html

Student’s Friend, World History and Geography, Ancient India and China:
http://www.studentsfriend.com/sf/part1see/part1-3.htm


8.2.3 APPLYING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended


Learning Experience: 8.2.4 Communication and Art in an Early Society

8.2.4 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

Great Scott.com, Egyptian Hieroglyphs:
http://www.greatscott.com/hiero/index.html

Egyptology, Egyptian Hieroglyphic Alphabet:
http://www.jimloy.com/hiero/alpha.htm

Ancient Egypt, Writing:
http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/writing/homemain.html#ros

About Cuneiform Writing:
http://www.penn.museum/games/cuneiform.shtml

Cuneiform numbers: 
http://it.stlawu.edu/~dmelvill/mesomath/Numbers.html

Cuneiform tablets:
http://www.crystalinks.com/cuneiformtablets.html

Write like a Babylonian:
http://www.upennmuseum.com/cuneiform.cgi

The Indus Valley Civilization:
http://visav.phys.uvic.ca/~babul/AstroCourses/P303/harappan.html

Ancient Indus Valley, Virtual Exhibit, A Unicorn Seal:
http://www.harappa.com/seal/seal0.html

Ancient Indus Valley, Virtual Exhibit, The Indus Script:
http://www.harappa.com/script/index.html

Detroit Institute of the Arts, Ancient Art, Mesopotamia:
http://www.dia.org/collections/ancient/mesopotamia/mesopotamia.html

McClung Museum, Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur:
http://mcclungmuseum.utk.edu/specex/ur/ur.htm

Metropolitan Museum, The Art of Ancient Egypt:
http://www.metmuseum.org/explore/newegypt/htm/a_index.htm

Art of Ancient Egypt:
http://www.multimedialibrary.com/FramesML/IM4/IM4.html

Detroit Institute of the Arts, Ancient Art, Egypt: http://www.dia.org/collections/ancient/egypt/egypt.html

The Ancient Indus Valley:
http://www.harappa.com/har/har0.html
(excellent site with many images of art, writing, artifacts, excavation sites)

British Museum, Indus Valley:
http://www.ancientindia.co.uk/indus/home_set.html


8.2.4 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

The Rosetta Stone:
http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/writing/rosetta.html#decipher

Exploring Ancient World Cultures, Hammurabi’s Code of Laws:
http://eawc.evansville.edu/anthology/hammurabi.htm

Code of Hammurabi: http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~wldciv/world_civ_reader/world_civ_reader_1/hammurabi.html

Houghton Mifflin, Social Studies, Understanding Primary Sources, A Message of Ancient Days:
http://www.eduplace.com/ss/hmss/6/unit/act3.1.html

Explore Ancient Egypt, Hieroglyphs:
http://www.mfa.org/collections/ancient-world

Great Scott.com, Egyptian Hieroglyphs:
http://www.greatscott.com/hiero/index.html

Egyptology, Egyptian Hieroglyphic Alphabet:
http://www.jimloy.com/hiero/alpha.htm

Ancient Egypt, Writing:
http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/writing/homemain.html#ros

About Cuneiform Writing:
http://www.penn.museum/games/cuneiform.shtml

Cuneiform numbers: 
http://it.stlawu.edu/~dmelvill/mesomath/Numbers.html

Cuneiform tablets:
http://www.crystalinks.com/cuneiformtablets.html

Write like a Babylonian:
http://www.upennmuseum.com/cuneiform.cgi

The Indus Valley Civilization:
http://visav.phys.uvic.ca/~babul/AstroCourses/P303/harappan.html

Ancient Indus Valley, Virtual Exhibit, A Unicorn Seal:
http://www.harappa.com/seal/seal0.html

Ancient Indus Valley, Virtual Exhibit, The Indus Script:
http://www.harappa.com/script/index.html

Detroit Institute of the Arts, Ancient Art, Mesopotamia:
http://www.dia.org/collections/ancient/mesopotamia/mesopotamia.html

McClung Museum, Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur:
http://mcclungmuseum.utk.edu/specex/ur/ur.htm

Metropolitan Museum, The Art of Ancient Egypt:
http://www.metmuseum.org/explore/newegypt/htm/a_index.htm

Art of Ancient Egypt:
http://www.multimedialibrary.com/FramesML/IM4/IM4.html

Detroit Institute of the Arts, Ancient Art, Egypt: http://www.dia.org/collections/ancient/egypt/egypt.html

The Ancient Indus Valley:
http://www.harappa.com/har/har0.html
(excellent site with many images of art, writing, artifacts, excavation sites)

British Museum, Indus Valley:
http://www.ancientindia.co.uk/indus/home_set.html

University of Victoria, Foundation of Modern Cosmology:
http://visav.phys.uvic.ca/~babul/AstroCourses/P303/Module2.htm


8.2.4 APPLYING STRATEGIES

Ancient Civilizations, Egypt, Lesson Plan – Papyrus:
http://members.cox.net/waldorfedu/weredu/wereduPages/PlanEg1.html


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