for Teaching Social Studies,
Geography, History, and Science
Ancient History Classroom Resources
- The Duke Papyrus Archive. http://odyssey.lib.duke.edu/papyrus/texts/homepage.html
This Duke University site provides electronic access to texts about
and images of 1,373 papyri from ancient Egypt.
- The Perseus Project.
This digital library of resources for studying the ancient world includes
ancient texts and translations, philological tools, maps, art catalogs,
- The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. http://pharos.bu.edu/Egypt/Wonders
This site contains pictures, descriptions, maps, FAQs, annotated links,
and other details for the "Seven Wonders."
Ancient History Museums and Exhibits
- Greek World Virtual Exhibit. http://www.museum.upenn.edu/Greek_World/Intro.html
The Greek World Virtual Exhibit allows users to tour this museum exhibit
at the University of Pennsylvania. The exhibit is organized by topics
relating to ancient Greece such as daily life, economy, religion,
- Scrolls from the Dead Sea: The Ancient Library of Qumram and
Modern Scholarship. http://sunsite.unc.edu/expo/deadsea.scrolls.exhibit/intro.html
This on-line exhibit is based on an actual exhibit at the Library
of Congress in Washington, DC. The web page provides extensive information
from the exhibit as well as other resource listings for researchers
and for educators.
- Partnering Dance and Education: Intelligent Movements for Changing
Available from http://www.humankinetics.com
by Judith Lynne Hanna. Written by an anthropologist, this book presents
an argument for making dance central to every students education.
Appropriate for K-12 teachers as well as other audiences interested
Geology Classroom Resources
- Ask-A-Geologist. http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/docs/ask-a-ge.html/
Sponsored by the US Geological Survey, this web site provides a forum
to ask a geologist any question concerning the earth or geology.
- Central Montana Geology. http://www.3rivers.net/~dbaker/
Central Montana contains a "showcase" of geologic features,
some of which are "world-class" in character. This site
is based on a series of seven geology field trips/workshops in the
spring and summer of 1999 covering many of these geologic features.
The workshops were specifically designed for teachers and the general
public to help them identify major geologic features in the area and
to understand the plate tectonic motions that caused them.
- Geological Survey of Big Bend National Park. http://geoweb.tamu.edu/faculty/herbert/bigbend/
As part of a course hosted by Texas A&M University, this web site
provides a tour of the history and geology of Big Bend National Park.
Excellent resource materials for educators and children.
- The Geology of Virginia. http://www.wm.edu/geology/virginia/
This web site, sponsored by The College of William and Mary, describes
with text and graphics the history and geology of Virginia.
- Geologylink. http://www.geologylink.com/
Sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Company, this web site provides a forum
for the discussion and exploration of geology. The web site includes
"virtual field trips" and a "virtual classroom"
for children and educators.
- NASA Inspire Program. http://image.gsfc.nasa.gov/poetry/inspire/
This is a special project within NASA to inspire interest in earth
sciences, especially geology, among high school students. The site
provides a number of different forums for discussion, and exploration
for high school students.
- Time Periods. http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/help/timeform.html
This web page of the University of California, Berkeley contains many
resources and information about the geological time period, with graphics,
maps, and timelines.
Mineral Studies Classroom Resources
- Minerals, Crystals and Gems: Stepping Stones to Inquiry.
Sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution's "Smithsonian in Your
Classroom" program, the goal of this curriculum is to "introduce
students to the basics of mineral science, but also to teach the scientific
process, by instructing students how to observe, form hypotheses,
and draw conclusions."
- The Nature of Diamonds. http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/diamonds/
This on-line exhibit of the American Museum of Natural History in
New York provides detailed information about diamonds and other gems
in both textual and graphic format. Also includes educational resources
and fun activities for kids.
Geography Classroom Resources
- Geo-Globe. http://homepage.ntlworld.com/anthony.gristwood/
The Geo-Globe web site was developed by ThinkQuest with the assistance
of students and educators. The web site includes six geography-based,
interactive, on-line games for students to play. In the game "Geo
Tour," students read a clue that defines and describes a geographic
landmark, which they then must locate by navigating on a map. Each
answer is scored.
- Geography Lesson Plans from Indiana Teachers. http://www.iupui.edu/it/geni/lessons.html
This web site includes many downloadable lesson plans about geography,
designed and used by Indiana State teachers. Lesson plan topics include
"East to West: Africa's Influence on Mexico," "The
MesoAmerican Mystique," "Geography for Life: Using the Five
Skills," and "Ancient Cultures."
- Lightspan.com GeoGame. http://www.gsn.org/project/gg/index.cfm
This on-line resource for K-12 educators includes GeoGame, a great
tool for teaching children world geography. The site contains many
other on-line educational resources for educators and self-guided
activities for children including map engines to map different geographic
locations, language translators for almost all the world's languages,
time zone convertors, and curriculum builders.
- Lightspan.com On-Line Expeditions Around the World. http://www.gsn.org/expeditions/
This excellent classroom resource follows explorers and expeditions
around the world.
- The New York Times Learning Network Teacher Connections.
The New York Times sponsors a web site for educators and parents that
addresses a variety of educational topics. The web site includes daily
and archived lesson plans, student help sections and quizzes, newspaper
resources, and many other resources that can all be broken down and
searched by topic. Geography is one of the many topics addressed and
includes such topics as the structure and importance of caves, world
climate concerns, changes in the Arctic ice cover, and the importance
- The Temperate Rainforest of the Pacific Northwest. http://kids.osd.wednet.edu/Marshall/homepage/temptrees.html
This site contains geographic information and lesson plans about the
rainforest in the Pacific Northwest.
- World Geography Lesson Plans. http://members.aol.com/MrDonnLessons/LessonPlans.html#CONSER
This web site provides on-line lesson plans, activities, and testing
resources on many geography topics including map and flag skills,
continents and landforms, world climate, and the principles of geography.
The site contains many links to other Internet geography resources.
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