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Links

Here you will find an assortment of links to other websites that you may find useful. Most links are aimed at students, but many are also useful for parents who want to learn more about what their students are learning in class. These sites are not maintained by me. If you have any links you'd like included, please let me know.

History

Best of History Websites (http://www.besthistorysites.net/index.shtml)
This site is designed for K-12 teachers, but there are good sites on here for students as well. It is well organized and easy to use. When I was using the site, I found some 'dead' links.

World Wide Web Virtual Library - History Central Catalogue (http://vlib.iue.it/history/index.html)
This site looks like a mess when you first go to it, but it is actually well organized. You can find information by topics, locations, periods of time (eras), and by research methods. You have to dig, but you should be able to find some good sites.

British Museum's Ancient Civilizations (http://www.ancientcivilizations.co.uk/)
The British Museum's site that is designed to teach students about various ancient civilizations.

Çatalhöyük Website (http://www.smm.org/catal/)
This website is about an excavation site in Turkey. By exploring the site, you can learn alot about how archaeologists learn about the past.

Geography

Google Earth (/http://earth.google.com)
Google Earth is a program that allows you to see satellite images from around the world. It is a free download.

National Geographic Xpeditions (http://nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/atlas/)
An atlas of the world created by the popular National Geographic Society.

The CIA World Factbook (https://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html)
The Central Intelligence Agency publishes information about individual countries. This is a good place to find current info on a country.

Mesopotamia

Hammurabi's Code (http://eawc.evansville.edu/anthology/hammurabi.htm)
This website provides a translation of the code of laws written by the Babylonian king, Hammurabi.

British Museum's Mesopotamia Website (http://www.mesopotamia.co.uk/)
This website is maintained by the British Museum. This site has a lot of good information on ancient Mesopotamia.

MrDowling.com (http://www.mrdowling.com/603mesopotamia.html)
This website is run by a Florida 7th grade teacher and provides a good overview of Mesopotamia.

Ancient Egypt

British Museum's Egypt Website (http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/)
This website has a lot of good information on ancient Egyptian life. The site covers everything from mummies to gods. It is maintained by the British Museum.

MrDowling.com (http://www.mrdowling.com/604egypt.html)
This website is run by a Florida 7th grade teacher and provides a good overview of Ancient Egypt.

Discovering Egypt (http://www.eyelid.co.uk/)
This site contains a large amount of information on Ancient Egypt.

Ancient Greece

University of Pennsylvania: Ancient Greek World(http://www.museum.upenn.edu/Greek_World/Index.html)
The University of Pennsylvania of Archaeology and Anthropology runs this website on Ancient Greece. It has information on daily live, religion and death, the economy, and more.

British Museum's Ancient Greece Website (http://www.ancientgreece.co.uk/)
This website has a lot of good information on Ancient Greek life. The site is maintaned by the British Museum.

BBC: Ancient Greece (http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ancientgreece/)
British Broadcasting Company's website that has information on the city-states of Athens, Corinth, and Olympia.

History For Kids: Greece (http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/greeks/index.htm)
History for Kids is a website started by a group at Portland State University.

MythWeb (http://mythweb.com/)
A kid-safe website that contains information about Ancient Greek Mythology.

Encyclopedia Mythica (http://www.pantheon.org/main/search.html)
This page has information on myths, legends, and folktales from around the world.

Ancient Rome

History For Kids: Rome (http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/romans/)
History for Kids is a website started by a group at Portland State University.

BBC - Rome (http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/romans/)
The British Broadcasting Company designed this site to teach students about Rome.

Illustrated History of the Roman Empire (http://www.roman-empire.net/)

The Rome Project (http://intranet.dalton.org/groups/Rome/index.html)

Forum Romanum (http://www.forumromanum.org/)

Middle Ages

Middle Ages (http://www.learner.org/exhibits/middleages/)
This site gives a broad overview of life during the Middle Ages.

The Middle Ages (http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/medieval/index.htm)
This website started as a project for sophomores at Portland State University and is now run by Dr. Karen Carr. The site has a lot of good information if you can get past the pop-ups, pop-unders, and other obtrusive advertisements (which pay for the site).

The End of Europe's Middle Ages (http://www.ucalgary.ca/applied_history/tutor/endmiddle/)
The University of Calgary set up this site to assist their students gain a basic understanding of medieval life. The reading level on this site is difficult.

Medieval Europe (http://history.boisestate.edu/westciv/medieval/)
Skip Knox, a professor at Boise State University, runs this site. It has links to articles he wrote and primary sources that deal with the Middle Ages.

The Crusades (http://crusades.boisestate.edu/)
Skip Knox's online course about the crusades has some information under the classroom link.

Medieval Technology Page (http://scholar.chem.nyu.edu/tekpages/Technology.html)
This page is an attempt to provide accurate information on technology in Western Medieval Europe.

Castles of Britain (http://www.castles-of-britain.com/)
When we think about Medieval Europe we picture knights and castles. This site chronicles Britain's castles and has some historical information about them.

To Capture a Castle (http://www.historynet.com/magazines/mhq/3033256.html)
'To Capture a Castle' is an article written by the author of the website Castles of Britain. It discusses the requirements of defeating these giant fortresses.

On-Line Reference Book for Medieval Studies (http://www.the-orb.net/)
The ORB is an online database of articles written about the middle ages by people who study the Middle Ages. There are a large number of resources on this site.

General Research

Google Guide (http://www.googleguide.com/)
The author, Nancy Blachman, has set up this site to help teach people learn the power of searching with Google. Did you know Google has a calculator? Did you know you can find exact phrases? If not, this is the site for you.

Librarian's Index to the Internet (http://www.lii.org)
LII offers librarian reviewed websites. This should add some credibility to the sites you find using this search tool.

Yahoo Encyclopedia (http://education.yahoo.com/reference/encyclopedia/)
This free online encyclopedia contains over 50,000 entries and more than 84,000 hypertext cross-references covering a wide range of research and reference topics. The Columbia Encyclopedia is one of the most complete and up-to-date electronic encyclopedias ever produced. (Description from the website)

Infomine (http://infomine.ucr.edu)
Information is directed at high school and university students, however there may be some good information if you dig through it.

Wikipedia (http://www.wikipedia.org/)
Wikipedia is a free encyclopedia that is written, edited, and re-edited by the public. Anybody can write or edit articles on the site. While this means there may be some errors, it is definitely a good place to start if you know little to nothing on a topic. At the very least it's an interesting experiment.


 
 

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