Social Studies

Websites to Support the Curriculum

Grade 8: Cluster 3: Ancient Societies of Greece and Rome

Learning Experience: 8.3.1 Overview of Antiquity
8.3.1 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

The Silk Road: http://www.localpages.com/content/local-to-global-trade-the-silk-road.html

Maps of the Great Wall of China: http://www.travelchinaguide.com/china_great_wall/scene/

Silk Road Display, The Road behind the Fabric: http://www.cccgt.org/silkroad/silkroad.htm

Cyrus World History, the Ancient World, Maps, The Empire of Cyrus II: http://www.fsmitha.com/h1/map10per.htm (shows Persia and the Royal Road)

World History, the Ancient World, Maps, Ancient Greece: http://www.fsmitha.com/h1/map12gr.htm

World History, the Ancient World, Maps, Han Empire 100 BCE: http://www.fsmitha.com/h1/map15ch.htm (includes Silk Road and Great Wall)

NOVA online, map of the Maya World: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/maya/world.html

World History, the Ancient World, Maps, Roman Empire, 150 CE: http://www.fsmitha.com/h1/map19rm.htm

Roman Empire Interactive Map:   http://www.roman-empire.net/maps/map-empire.html

Major Religions of the World Ranked by Number of Adherents: http://www.adherents.com/Religions_By_Adherents.htm

8.3.1 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

Detroit Institute of Arts, Ancient Arts: http://www.dia.org/collections/ancient/ancientindex.html (select the desired ancient society) 

Greece:

Art of Ancient Greece: http://www.huntfor.com/arthistory/ancient/anc_greek.htm

Perseus Digital Library: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/ (primary and secondary sources on Greece and Rome)

Texas Humanities Resource Center, Ancient Cultures of Our World, The Search for Alexander: http://www.humanities-interactive.org/ancient/alexander/index.html

Persia:

Iran Chamber Society, History of Iran (Persia): http://www.iranchamber.com/history/historic_periods.php

Ancient Persia, Persepolis: http://www.crystalinks.com/persia.html

Ancient Persia, Cyrus the Great: http://oznet.net/cyrus/cyframe.htm

Ancient Art – Persia: http://www.huntfor.com/arthistory/ancient/persia.htm

Maya:

Rome:

Ancient Rome: http://www.crystalinks.com/rome.html

Mr. Donn’s Pages, Daily Life in Ancient Rome: http://members.aol.com/Donnclass/Romelife.html

Timeline, Ancient Rome : http://www.exovedate.com/ancient_timeline_one.html

China:

Travel China Guide, Qin (pronounced CHIN)  Dynasty: http://www.travelchinaguide.com/intro/history/qin/index.htm

Mr. Donn’s Pages, Daily Life in Ancient China, Welcome to Ancient China: http://members.aol.com/Donnclass/Chinalife.html#INTRO

China’s First Emperor: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/greatwall/Emperor.html

Detroit Institute of Arts, Ancient Arts: http://www.dia.org/collections/ancient/ancientindex.html (select the desired ancient society) 

The Major World Religions: http://www.omsakthi.org/religions.html

Comparative religion: http://www.comparative-religion.com/

Puja, Hinduism Exhibition, Guide for Educators: http://www.asia.si.edu/education/pujaonline/puja/start.htm

Hinduism: http://sangha.net/hinduism.htm

Buddhism History: http://metaxu.to/buddhism/

Confucianism: http://members.aol.com/Donnclass/Chinalife.html#CONFU

8.3.1 APPLYING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended

Learning Experience: 8.3.2 Culture of Ancient Greece
8.3.2 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

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

British Museum, Greece: http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/world/greece/greece.html

Ancient Greece: http://www.ancientgreece.com/s/Main_Page/

Parthenon: http://academic.reed.edu/humanities/110Tech/Parthenon.html

Art of Ancient Greece: http://www.huntfor.com/arthistory/ancient/anc_greek.htm

Perseus Digital Library: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/ (primary and secondary sources on Greece and Rome)

Texas Humanities Resource Center, Ancient Cultures, The Search for Alexander: http://www.humanities-interactive.org/ancient/alexander/index.html

Myth Web: http://www.mythweb.com/index.html

Think Quest, Greek Myths: http://library.thinkquest.org/J002356F/storylibrary.htm

Mythography, Greek Mythology and Art: http://www.loggia.com/myth/content.htm

8.3.2 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

Social Studies for Kids, Greek-Persian Wars: http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/worldhistory/persianwars1.htm (excellent research site for kids) 

Perseus Digital Library, The Ancient Olympics: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/Olympics/

Ancient Greece: http://www.ancient-greece.com/

Greece, Greek Architecture: http://www.kinderart.com/architecture/archiselem.shtml

Ancient Greece: http://www.crystalinks.com/greece.html (index of topics includes people, events, ideas in Ancient Greece)

Ancient Greece, Sparta: http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~dee/GREECE/SPARTA.HTM

Ancient Greece, Athens: http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~dee/GREECE/ATHENS.HTM

Social Studies for Kids, Greek-Persian Wars: http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/worldhistory/persianwars1.htm (excellent research site for kids) 

Perseus Digital Library, The Ancient Olympics: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/Olympics/

Ancient Greece: http://www.ancient-greece.com/

Greece, Greek Architecture: http://www.kinderart.com/architecture/archiselem.shtml

World Cultures, Greek Philosophy, Plato: http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~dee/GREECE/PLATO.HTM

Ancient Greece: http://www.crystalinks.com/greece.html (index of topics includes people, events, ideas in Ancient Greece)

Ancient Greece, Sparta: http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~dee/GREECE/SPARTA.HTM

Ancient Greece, Athens: http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~dee/GREECE/ATHENS.HTM

Apology by Plato, translated Benjamin Jowett, Socrates’ Defence: http://www.saliu.com/socrates.html

Map of Ancient Greek World: http://plato-dialogues.org/tools/gk_wrld.htm

Map of Ancient Greece: http://www.loggia.com/myth/mapgreece1.html (includes the sites of important temples)   Ancient Greece, Mythology: http://www.ancient-greece.com/html/other_frame.htm

Myth Web: http://www.mythweb.com/index.html

Think Quest, Greek Myths: http://library.thinkquest.org/J002356F/storylibrary.htm

Mythography, Greek Mythology and Art: http://www.loggia.com/myth/content.html

History for Kids, Greek Myths: http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/greeks/index.htm

8.3.2 APPLYING STRATEGIES

Perseus, A Greek Anthology: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/Texts/gk_anth.html#sophocles (selection of excerpts from the writings of ancient Greeks)

Pericles’ Funeral Oration: http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/pericles-funeralspeech.html

Learning Experience: 8.3.3 Democracy in Ancient Greece
8.3.3 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

World Cultures, General Glossary, Democracy: http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~dee/GLOSSARY/DEMOC.HTM

8.3.3 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Becoming a Canadian Citizen: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/citizenship/become.asp

Citizenship in Ancient Greece: http://silverstarz110.tripod.com/index.html

Europe at School, Civics, Citizen: http://www.oesel.ee/civics/school/citizen.htm

Students read History for Kids, Greek Government: http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/greeks/government/index.htm

BBC, History, Greeks, The Democratic Experiment: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/greeks/greekdemocracy_03.shtml

Classics Technology Center, Development of Ancient Greek Democracy in Athens: http://ablemedia.com/ctcweb/showcase/greenwaldgreece10.html

BBC Schools, Ancient Greece, Athens: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ancientgreece/athens/index.shtml

Think Quest, Government in Ancient Greece: http://library.thinkquest.org/6132/government.html

Student’s Friend, Part I, Unit 4, Ancient Greece and Rome, Democracy: http://www.studentsfriend.com/sf/part1see/part1-4.htm

8.3.3 APPLYING STRATEGIES

No website recommended

Learning Experience: 8.3.4 Roman Empire
8.3.4 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

The Roman Empire at Its Greatest Extent: http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~vandersp/Courses/maps/basicmap.html

Maps of the Roman World in the First Century AD: http://www.centuryone.com/rmnwrd.html

Bishop’s Virtual Tours, Ancient Rome: http://www.kent.k12.wa.us/staff/dbishop/rome/Rome.html

OSSHE Historical and Cultural Atlas Resource, Europe Image Library:  http://mappinghistory.uoregon.edu/

Great Buildings, Pantheon: http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/Pantheon.html 

8.3.4 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

PBS, The Roman Empire in the First Century: http://www.pbs.org/empires/romans/

Ancient Rome: http://www.crystalinks.com/rome.html

Mr. Donn’s Pages, Daily Life in Ancient Rome: http://members.aol.com/Donnclass/Romelife.html

Timeline, Ancient Rome: http://www.exovedate.com/ancient_timeline_one.html

Discovery Channel School, Rome’s Rise to Power: http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/programs/risetopower/

Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, Roman Empire: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Empire

PBS, The Roman Empire in the First Century: http://www.pbs.org/empires/romans/

Ancient Rome: http://www.crystalinks.com/rome.html

Mr. Donn’s Pages, Daily Life in Ancient Rome: http://members.aol.com/Donnclass/Romelife.html

Timeline, Ancient Rome: http://www.exovedate.com/ancient_timeline_one.html

Discovery Channel School, Rome’s Rise to Power: http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/programs/risetopower/

Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, Roman Empire: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Empire

History Television; Hannibal: The Man Who Hated Rome: http://www.historytelevision.ca/archives/hannibal/

History Television; In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great: http://www.historytelevision.ca/archives/alexandertheGreat/

Oregon State University, Trade in the Roman Empire, Interactive Map: http://mappinghistory.uoregon.edu/

Trade Routes and Great Empires of the First Century AD: http://www.dalton.org/groups/Rome/./RMap2.html

8.3.4 APPLYING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended

Learning Experience: 8.3.5 Legacy of Ancient Greece and Rome
8.3.5 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

Manitoba’s Legislative Building: http://www.gov.mb.ca/legtour/legbld.html

BBC, Roman Mosaics Gallery : http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/romans/mosaics_gallery.shtml

Pictures of History, Ancient Rome: http://www.jhauser.us/pictures/history/Romans/Rome/

Art History Resource on the Web, Ancient Rome: http://witcombe.sbc.edu/ARTHrome.html

Art History Resource on the Web, Ancient Greece: http://witcombe.sbc.edu/ARTHgreece.html

Royal Athena Galleries, Art of the Ancient World: http://www.royalathena.com/ 

8.3.5 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

Ancient Greece: http://www.ancientgreece.com/

BBC Historic Figures: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/

BBC, History, Greeks: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/greeks/

Mr. Donn’s Ancient History, Ancient Greece: http://members.aol.com/donnandlee/#GREECE

Mr. Donn’s Ancient History, Ancient Rome: http://members.aol.com/donnandlee/#ROME

Greek Names vs. Roman Names: http://www.messagenet.com/myths/names.html

The Origins for the Secular Names for the Days of the Week: http://www.yashanet.com/library/secular-weekdays.html

Shakespeare Resource Centre, Play Synopses: http://www.bardweb.net/plays/index.html

The MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive, Index of Ancient Greek Mathematics: http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Indexes/Greeks.html

CyberSleuth Kids, History of Mathematics: http://cybersleuth-kids.com/sleuth/Math/History/

Nove Roma, Roman Numerals: http://www.novaroma.org/via_romana/numbers.html

Nova, Archimedes: http://www.mcs.drexel.edu/~crorres/Archimedes/contents.html

Latin phrases and words used in English: http://www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/latin-phrases.htm

Omniglot, A Guide to Writing Systems, Latin language: http://www.omniglot.com/writing/latin2.htm

Great Buildings, Pantheon:  http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/Pantheon.html

Roman Forum: http://www.kent.k12.wa.us/staff/dbishop/rome/Forum.html

The Roman Forum: http://ancient-rome.tripod.com/romanforum/roman_forum.htm

Seven Wonders, Greece: http://www.ehistory.com/ancient/ListPreviewOnly.cfm ?LID=29&PreviewOnly=yes&public=yes&EID=4

Ancient Greek Architecture: http ://www.greatbuildings.com/types/styles/greek.html

Ancient Roman Architecture: http ://www.greatbuildings.com/types/styles/roman.html

8.3.5 APPLYING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended