Websites to Support the Curriculum

Grade 8: Cluster 4: Transition to the Modern World (Circa 500 to 1400)

Learning Experience: 8.4.1 Overview of the Middle Ages
8.4.1 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES
8.4.1 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

Student’s Friend, History and Geography, the Early Middle Ages: http://www.studentsfriend.com/sf/part1see/part1-5.html

Student’s Friend, History and Geography, the Late Middle Ages: http://www.studentsfriend.com/sf/part1see/part1-6.html

Dowling’s Electronic Passport, the Middle Ages: http://www.mrdowling.com/703middleages.html

Vikings: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/vikings/

Technology during the Middle Ages: http://www.mce.k12tn.net/middleages/technology.htm

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

Dark Age Web: http://www.fernweb.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/mf/

Free Dictionary, Dark Ages: http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Dark%20Ages

The Ottoman Empire: http://www.turizm.net/turkey/history/ottoman3.html

8.4.1 APPLYING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended

Learning Experience: 8.4.2 Life in Medieval Europe
8.4.2 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

Art History Resource on the Web, Art of the Middle Ages: http://witcombe.sbc.edu/ARTHmedieval.html

Medieval Paintings in the South of France: http://www.culture.gouv.fr/culture/medieval/en/

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

Vatican Museum: http://www.christusrex.org/www1/vaticano/0-Musei.html (selection of galleries with digitized images of Catholic art: tapestries, paintings, sculptures)

The Full Bayeux Tapestry, thumbnails: http://hastings1066.com/baythumb.shtml

The Reading Bayeux Tapestry: http://www.bayeuxtapestry.org.uk/BayeuxContents.htm (includes a narration of the events)

8.4.2 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

Medieval Sourcebook, Why Study History through Primary Sources: http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/robinson-sources.html

The Viking Age in Ireland: http://www.ncte.ie/viking/listt.htm

Internet Medieval Source Book, Maps: http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/sbookmap.html

Learner.org, Exhibits, Middle Ages: http://www.learner.org/exhibits/middleages/

Exploring Ancient World Cultures, Medieval Europe: http://eawc.evansville.edu/mepage.htm

Medieval Crusades: http://www.medievalcrusades.com/

The Crusades and the Rise of Islam: http://www.mrdowling.com/606islam.html

Exploring Ancient World Cultures, Medieval Europe, Magna Carta: http://eawc.evansville.edu/anthology/magnacarta.htm

British Library, Magna Carta: http://www.bl.uk/collections/treasures/magna.html

British Library, Collections, Translation of the Magna Carta: http://www.britainexpress.com/History/medieval/magnacarta-trans.htm

8.4.2 APPLYING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended

Learning Experience: 8.4.3 The Rise of Islam and the Ottoman Empire
8.4.3 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

Metropolitan Museum, The Art of the Ottomans before 1600 A.D.: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/otto1/hd_otto1.htm

8.4.3 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

Metropolitian Museum, The Birth of Islam: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/isla/hd_isla.htm

Student’s Friend, History and Geography, the Early Middle Ages: http://www.studentsfriend.com/sf/part1see/part1-5.html

Student’s Friend, History and Geography, the Late Middle Ages: http://www.studentsfriend.com/sf/part1see/part1-6.html

Dowling’s Electronic Passport, The Arabs: http://www.mrdowling.com/607-arabs.html

Dowling’s Electronic Passport, The Ottoman Empire: http://www.mrdowling.com/608-ottoman.html

Islamic History in Arabia and Middle East, The Golden Age: http://www.islamicity.com/education/ihame/default.asp ?Destination=/education/ihame/7.asp

Islamic History in Arabia and Middle East, Legacy: http://www.islamicity.com/education/ihame/default.asp ?Destination=/education/ihame/12.asp

History of Suleyman the Magnificent: http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/Suleyman.html

The Largest Muslim Communities: http://www.adherents.com/largecom/com_islam.html

Islamic History in Arabia and Middle East, The Golden Age: http://www.islamicity.com/education/ihame/default.asp ?Destination=/education/ihame/7.asp

Islamic History in Arabia and Middle East, Legacy: http://www.islamicity.com/education/ihame/default.asp ?Destination=/education/ihame/12.asp

The Arabian Nights, Lang translation: http://www.arabiannights.org/index2.html

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyàm, Fitzgerald translation: http://www.arabiannights.org/rubaiyat/index2.html

Islamic History in Arabia and Middle East, The Golden Age: http://www.islamicity.com/education/ihame/default.asp ?Destination=/education/ihame/7.asp

Islamic History in Arabia and Middle East, Legacy: http://www.islamicity.com/education/ihame/default.asp ?Destination=/education/ihame/12.asp

8.4.3 APPLYING STRATEGIES

Metropolitan Museum, The Nature of Islamic Art: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/orna/hd_orna.htm

Metropolitan Museum, The Art of the Ottomans before 1600 A.D.: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/otto1/hd_otto1.htm

Islamic Art: http://www.lacma.org/islamic_art/intro.htm

Arabic script http://www.omniglot.com/writing/arabic.htm

Learning Experience: 8.4.4 China and the Mongol Empire
8.4.4 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

Marco Polo, The Glories of Kinsay (c.1300), Medieval Source Book: http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/polo-kinsay.html  

8.4.4 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

Art History Resource on the Web, Asian Art, China: http://witcombe.sbc.edu/ARTHLinks3.html#china

The Splendors of Imperial China: http://www.asianart.com/splendors/

Marco Polo and his Travels: http://www.silk-road.com/artl/marcopolo.shtml

National Geographic, Marco Polo: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0105/feature1/

Electronic Passport, Genghis Khan and Kublai Khan: http://www.mrdowling.com/613-khans.html

Eyewitness to History, Kublai Khan in Battle,1287: http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/khan.htm

History of the Great Wall of China: http://www.travelchinaguide.com/china_great_wall/history/index.htm

All About the Great Wall of China: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/greatwall/

Map of the Mongol Empire: http://www.lacma.org/khan/map.htm

Asia during the Middle Ages: http://www.medieval-life.net/asia.htm

8.4.4 APPLYING STRATEGIES

No websites recommended

Learning Experience: 8.4.5 Legacy of the Middle Ages
8.4.5 ACTIVATING STRATEGIES

The Medieval Technology Timeline: http://scholar.chem.nyu.edu/tekpages/Timeline.html#500

A Digital Archive of Architecture, Romanesque: http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/arch/romanesque_arch.html

A Digital Archive of Architecture, Gothic: http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/arch/gothic_arch.html 

8.4.5 ACQUIRING STRATEGIES

Netserf, the Internet Connection for Medieval Resources: http://www.netserf.org/

Art of the Book in the Middle Ages: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/book/hd_book.htm

China the Beautiful, Art of Chinese Calligraphy: http://www.chinapage.com/callig1.html

Islamic Arts and Architecture, Arabic Calligraphy: http://islamicart.com/members/index.html (includes calligraphy, decorative designs from Islamic culture)

The Great Building Collection: http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings.html

Imperial Palace, Forbidden City, China: http://www.chinapage.com/friend/goh/beijing/ imperial_palace/imperial_palace.html

Asian Historical Architecture, Forbidden City: http://www.orientalarchitecture.com/beijing/confucianindex.htm

Great Wall at Huang Hua (Ming Dynasty) http://www.orientalarchitecture.com/beijing/confucianindex.htm

Angkor Wat Temple, Cambodia: http://www.orientalarchitecture.com/beijing/confucianindex.htm

The Islamic World to 1600, Architecture: http://www.ucalgary.ca/applied_history/tutor/islam/learning/architecture.html

Great Buildings, Islamic Architecture: http://www.greatbuildings.com/types/styles/islamic.html

Medieval Gothic cathedrals: http://www.newyorkcarver.com/cathedrallinks.htm

Religion, Cathedrals: http://www.learner.org/exhibits/middleages/religion.html

La cité de Caracassone, France, The Walled Town of Caracassone, Guided tour: http://www.carcassonne.culture.fr/

Castles and Palaces of the World http://www.everycastle.com/

Life in a Medieval Castle: http://www.castlewales.com/life.html

Castles of the Middles Ages: http://www.medieval-castles.net/

Medieval Castles in France: http://www.a-castle-for-rent.com/medieval/

Castles of Britain, Castle Learning Centre: http://www.castles-of-britain.com/castle6.htm

Geoffrey Chaucer, Canterbury Tales: http://www.uwm.edu/Library/special/exhibits/clastext/clspg073.htm (examples of selected illustrations to accompany the text)

Anthology of Middle English Literature, Middle English Lyrics: http://www.luminarium.org/medlit/medlyric.htm (compare old English to modern excerpts from poems)

The Origin and History of the English Language:  http://www.krysstal.com/english.html

About Medieval History, Guide Picks, Top Ten Realistic Medieval Films: http://historymedren.about.com/library/product/aatprealmedfilms.htm

Peasants Revolt: http://www.britannia.com/history/articles/peasantsrevolt.html

Anthology of Middle English Literature, Middle English Lyrics: http://www.luminarium.org/medlit/medlyric.htm (compare old English to modern excerpts from poems)

The Origin and History of the English Language:  http://www.krysstal.com/english.html

The Great Building Collection: http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings.html

Imperial Palace, Forbidden City, China: http://www.chinapage.com/friend/goh/beijing/ imperial_palace/imperial_palace.html

Asian Historical Architecture, Forbidden City: http://www.orientalarchitecture.com/beijing/confucianindex.htm

Great Wall at Huang Hua (Ming Dynasty) http://www.orientalarchitecture.com/beijing/confucianindex.htm

Angkor Wat Temple, Cambodia: http://www.orientalarchitecture.com/beijing/confucianindex.htm

The Islamic World to 1600, Architecture: http://www.ucalgary.ca/applied_history/tutor/islam/learning/architecture.html

Great Buildings, Islamic Architecture: http://www.greatbuildings.com/types/styles/islamic.html

Medieval Gothic cathedrals: http://www.newyorkcarver.com/cathedrallinks.htm

Religion, Cathedrals: http://www.learner.org/exhibits/middleages/religion.html

La cité de Caracassone, France, The Walled Town of Caracassone, Guided tour: http://www.carcassonne.culture.fr/

Life in a Medieval Castle: http://www.castlewales.com/life.html

Castles of the Middles Ages: http://www.medieval-castles.net/

Medieval Castles in France: http://www.a-castle-for-rent.com/medieval/

Castles of Britain, Castle Learning Centre: http://www.castles-of-britain.com/castlelearningcenter.htm

8.4.5 APPLYING STRATEGIES