Ancient Civilizations Theme Page
This "Theme Page" has links to two types of resources related to the study
of Ancient Civilizations. Students and teachers will find curricular resources
(information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition,
there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) that will help
teachers provide instruction in this theme. Please read our
- Created by three high school students, this site has information about
Alexander the Great, his life, his family, his conquests, and his battles.
There are also links to other Alexander the Great sites and resources on the
- Half a dozen multi-disciplinary lessons on Ancient Civilizations from Houghton
Mifflin's Activity Search.
Civilizations: Specific Civilizations
- Over 400 links to Websites dealing with ancient civilizations, arranged
Why Do Civilizations Fall?
- Students explore the collapse of four ancient civilizations (Mayan, Mesopotamia,
Chaco Canyon, and Mali/Songhia) in order to learn what happens when a society
collapses and how archaeologists find and interpret evidence. Hands-on activities
and links to related sites are included in this Annenberg/CPB project.
Impulse: The Artist's view of World History and Western Civilization.
- This site serves as a meta-list of links to resources on World History/Civilization.
You can select from over a dozen historical/cultural periods (including several
ancient civilizations). Within each period, there are two types of links:
1) to traditional historical resources on that era; 2) to resources on the
art, music, drama, literature and culture of the age. Each page has a search
engine for ease in finding a particular historical or artistic resource.
Diotima: Materials for the Study of Women and Gender in the Ancient World
- Diotima an interdisciplinary resource for students interested in patterns
of gender around the ancient Mediterranean. It serves as a meta-list of links
to course materials, on-line articles, a searchable bibliography, and visual
- Lesson plans/activities on Ancient Egypt - A thematic unit for elementary
Ancient World Cultures
- This site has informational resources on the ancient cultures of the Near
East, India, Egypt, China, Greeze, the Roman Empire, the Islamic World, and
Mythology and Ancient Greece
- Lesson plans/activities on the ancient Greek civiliziation that teachers
can use in their classrooms during study of ancient Greece or Greek methodology.
Space (LS): Ancient Civilization Research Lessons
- One of the ways to integrate the Internet into your classroom is by using
it as a source of current curricular information. Having students conduct
research on the WWW is an effective and relevant learning activity but teachers
may feel at a loss as to what kind of questions students should be given to
research. This site contains two intermediate level research lessons which
pose motivating, genuine problems or open-ended real life problems whose solutions
and answers are not easily found: Ancient
Civilizations and Mystery
of the Maya
Donn's Ancient History Page
- Links to units, lesson plans, and activities on Ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt,
Greece, Rome, China, Aztecs, Incas, Mayans, India, and Africa. A large number
of teaching and learning resources for intermediate students!
Donn's Special Sections
- Learn what life was like in a number of ancient civilizations, including
Egypt, Greece, Rome, India, and China.
Ms. Hos-McGrane's Grades 5 & 6 Social Studies Class: Ancient History Project Page
- In this classroom project, small groups of Grades 5 and 6 students conducted
Internet research on a number of civilizations, including Ancient Egypt, Ancient
Greece, Ancient Rome, Ancient China, The Vikings, The Celts, The Maoris, and
The Incas. In addition to the students' projects, there are links to the web
resources which they found most useful in collecting their information.
- An exploration of sacred sites and ancient civilizations. Included are
resources on Egypt, Easter Island, Chichen Itza, Ancient Americans, Stonehenge,
- This CLN "Theme Page" has links to two types of resources related to the
study of mythology. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information,
content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are also
links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide
instruction in this theme.
- Lesson plans/activities on Peru. This site features topics such as: Peru
archaeology, economy, and history.
Pyramids: The Inside Story
- Explore the pyramids at Khufu, Kafre, Menjaure and The Sphinx. There is
also information on Egypt's Pyramid Age, the History of Giza, Who Built the
Pyramids, How Old are the Pyramids, and Hieroglyphs.
Wonders of the Ancient World
- Everything you ever wanted to know about the Seven Wonders with lots of
links to related information.
- This site from Urbana Middle School provides a mix of web resources and
classroom activities for the study of the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia,
Egypt, China, Greece, Rome, Maya, Inca, and Africa.
- WideHorizons is a commercial organization selling programs for world history.
However, they have free resources at their web site that teachers may find
useful. Check out their monthly newsletter which provides ideas and tips,
a selection of web links, and a new multidisciplinary lesson plan. Their site
also contains a number of free lesson plans - presumably an archive of what
has been sent out through their newsletter.
Wide Web Virtual Library: The History Index
- This is a massive meta-list of links to a wide range of historical WWW
resources. There are separate categories for Ancient Egypt, Greece, Near East,
Note: The sites listed above will serve as a source of curricular content
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