African Adventure - http://localsonly.wilmington.net/bollin/Africa.html
A virtual adventure that compares population density in various sections of Africa.
Amazon Interactive - http://www.eduweb.com/amazon.html
This is an interactive exploration of the geography of the Amazon regionwith a lot to be learned about the rain forest and the Quichua people.There is also an ecotourism game to try some virtual conservation strategies.
Animals of Australia - http://www.challenge.state.la.us/k12act/data/aussie-animals.html
This lesson plan for 3rd-4th graders has students using the web to research animals of the Australian variety, then writing up their reports with an eye to comparison.
Arctic Studies Center - http://www.mnh.si.edu/arctic/
Wander through this new exhibit and examine artifacts to learn how new research has brought better understanding of the Viking Age. View a Viking ship in vivid 3D, or watch a movie of Viking ships at sea; like the exhibit, the website's content entertains while it educates, challenging a visitor's stereotypes about the Vikings both in Europe and North America. Visit http://www.mnh.si.edu/arctic/game/ for a memory game that gives factoids about Arctic animals.
Australia - http://www.surfnetkids.com/australia.htm
Australia, host of the upcoming summer Olympic games, is the only country that is both an island and a continent. It ranks as the sixth largest country (covering nearly three million square miles) and the smallest continent.
National Geographic on Australia - http://www.nationalgeographic.com/downunder/
"It's a fact: Koalas smell like cough drops. Find out why in our new animal attraction. Sorry, it doesn't have scratch-n-sniff." Best clicks include Creature Feature Koala, Australia Through the National Geographic Lens, Make a Boomerang (a flying disc that returns to its thrower), Desktop Wallpaper and Australian Postcards.
Tales from the Billabong - http://www.fraynework.com.au/story/
"Strewth mate, this is a bonza billabong!" Which is Australian for "It is true, my friend, this is a very nice watering hole." The games and stories from Tales from the Billabong will delight the under-ten set. Some favorites are Where do I Belong? ( place Australian animals in their natural habitats), Tops and Tails (mix and match animal parts to create imaginary beasts) and the Australian Slang Dictionary.
Beginner's Guide to the Balkans - http://abcnews.go.com/sections/world/balkans_content/
ABCNews.com has put together almost every basic fact relevant to conflicts in the Balkans. A
well-designed map illustrates the recent history of the states and provinces of the former Yugoslavia and surrounding area; an interactive timeline delves into the region's history, beginning in 7000 B.C.E. when it is believed the first settlements emerged in the Balkan Peninsula. A section called "What You Said" publishes readers' feedback and concerns about the conflict and U.S. involvement. A "Who's Who" section provides short bios and photos of the major players involved. The site is designed for beginners, as the title states, and is useful for kids (and adults) who want a better understanding of the current crisis.
Catalhoyuk - http://www.sci.mus.mn.us/catal/top.html
Archaeology is introduced in these Webpages devoted to a very ancient cityin Turkey, by the Science Museum of Minnesota.
Chinese New Year - http://www.chcp.org/Vnewyear.html
Learn about the Chinese New Year from the The Chinese Historical and Cultural Project (CHCP). It was founded in 1987 as a non-profit organization to promote and preserve Chinese American and Chinese history and culture through community outreach activities.
The Earth Calendar - http://www.earthcalendar.net/
Click on a date or a country to find out about holidays and celebrations.
Egypt- Ancient Egypt - http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Cyprus/6082/index.html
A site with information about the best resources on ancient Egypt on the Internet.
The Egypt Game - http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/egyp/egyptg.html
The SCORE CyberGuide for The Egypt Game, by Zilpha Keatley Snyder.
Egypt- teaching about papyrus - http://members.aol.com/WERedu/PlanEg1.html
Explore Japan - http://www.jinjapan.org/kidsweb/index.html
This web site explores the daily life, schools, traditions and culture, sports, climate, history,
environment, politics, economy, and geography of Japan.
Explorers' Timeline - http://tqjunior.advanced.org/4034/timeline2.html
Flags of the World -http://www.earthpage.com/fotw/flags/index.html
There is a surprising amount to be learned here about countries from reviewing the flags of nations.
ForMyWorld - http://www.formyworld.com/
ForMyWorld provides seven different content channels. They cover everything from buying green cars to wildlife to global climate change. Enter your zip code on the home page to get your neighborhood's information on pollution, recycling, gardening and nature.
GOVERNMENT LINKS - http://government.thelinks.com/
Links to online sites for state, federal and world government offices -very complete
He walked a mile! - http://www.home.earthlink.net/~earthwalker1
Dave Kunst is the first person to have circled the earth's entire land mass on foot. To learn more about his travels and the places he visited along the way.
History WebQuests -http://cuip.uchicago.edu/www4teach/97/crothe/hubbard/Kantorwebquests1.html
A page with LOTS of links to social studies web quests. Many are at a higher reading level, but VERY interesting.
HYPER HISTORY - http://www.hyperhistory.com/online_n2/History_n2/a.html
Over a thousand files are interconnected throughout the website to create an online interactive world
history chart of people, history, events and maps.
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Indus Valley Civilization - http://members.aol.com/WERedu/PlanIndia.html
Ireland- Ancient Ireland - http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Park/6748/ancient.html
This site will facilitate research into the fascinating Celtic culture and history.
Irish Ghost Stories, Mythology, & Folklore - http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Square/9260/index.html
This site features Irish ghost stories.
Japanese Culture - http://www.jinjapan.org/kidsweb/index.html
Introduce your students to the Japanese culture via a web site with information on Japan's schools, history, daily life, economy, traditions, geography, and more.
The Labyrinth - http://labyrinth.georgetown.edu/
old site: http://www.georgetown.edu/labyrinth/
The Labyrinth provides free, organized access to electronic resources in medieval studies. The Labyrinth's easy-to-use menus and links provide connections to databases, services, texts, and images on other servers around the world. Each user will be able to find an Ariadne's thread through the maze of information on the Web. The new site is supposedly "improved", but is not yet complete.
Legends - http://www.legends.dm.net/index.html
This is Legends, a personal journey through the worlds of Robin Hood, King Arthur, D'Artagnan, and other swashbuckling characters of balladry, fiction, and film, from the shores of Avalon to the dungeons of Zenda.
Liberia - http://www.mrdowling.com/610-liberia.html
History, geography, and country facts fill these Web pages describing this West African nation originally founded by freed slaves from the American South.
Local Times Around the World - http://www.hilink.com.au/times/
The Middle Ages
Castle Learning Center - http://www.castles-of-britain.com/
This section from the Castles of Britain Website has lots to learn aboutcastles and the history of the times when they house knights and kings.
Europe in the Middle Ages - http://www.coreknowledge.org/CKproto2/resrcs/lessons/498EuropeMidAges.htm
An excellent 8-day unit on medieval times, for grades 4-5.
Middle Ages: A Lesson - http://scrtec.org/track/tracks/s00082.html
Planning a medieval learning fair? Here is a lesson plan to help you out! Students divide into teams, take a particular aspect of medieval daily life, research it, present it, and finally compare it to the same topic in present society. Students can easily dress the role for their presentations.
What was it really like to live in the Middle Ages? - http://www.learner.org/exhibits/middleages/feudal.html
This online museum provides an excellent resource for research papers or background info for a unit on the middle ages.
Build a Medieval Castle - http://www.brigadoon.com/~owlmouse/castle.htm
Something your students just might like to try their hands at! Requires Windows 3.1 or Windows95/98.
MR. DONN'S ANCIENT HISTORY PAGE - http://members.aol.com/donnandlee/index.html
Lesson plans and activities on ancient Mesopotamia, Greece, Egypt, Rome,China, Africa and the Americas
Multicultural Passport - http://184.108.40.206/passport/
This site includes lesson plans and links multicultural food and celebration sites.
Mummies of Ancient Egypt - http://www.si.umich.edu/CHICO/mummy/
Find out everything you wanted to know about mummies at this site.
National Anthems of the World - http://www.geocities.com/TheTropics/8106/Anthems/
Listen to the national anthems from around the world. Or click on 'flag' and see that country's flag and learn more about it.
NORMANDY 1944 - http://normandy.eb.com/
Presented by Encyclopedia Britannica, this multimedia remembrance of Operation Overlord and the triumph that followed is superbly done
PBS HISTORY - http://www.pbs.org/history/
American and world history, history on TV, biographies, and "in the classroom" - all as a companion to quality PBS programming
PRIMARY SOURCES NETWORK - http://primarysources.msu.edu/
First-person accounts, Documents, Physical Artifacts, Scientific Data and Online Mentors; all primary sources of information.
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The Tomb of the Chihuahua Pharaohs - http://members.aol.com/crakkrjack/index.html
Don't look at the picture of the chihuahua pharaohs and leave the site. There really is a lot of good information and activities if you're studying Egypt or the pharoahs.
Rain Forest Sites
Viet Nam -http://students.vassar.edu/~vietnam/index.html
This site offers students an opportunity to examine some sources, including numerous official documents, from the Vietnamese WAr. Robert Brigham was the first American scholar given access to the Vietnamese archives on the war in Hanoi. Included here are his translations of some of the Hanoi documents, offered for examination and study.
WebChronology Project - http://campus.northpark.edu/history/WebChron/
This site hyperlinks the world's history, spanning East and West, religion and technology.
World Climates - http://www.worldbook.com/fun/atw/climates/index.htm
This interactive world map from World Book lets a student click on any continent to enter a page with detailed information about the continent's climate.
WORLD GAME - http://www.worldgame.org/networldgame/index.html
Online simulations which make you in charge of the world, give you enormous powers, even larger responsibilities, and challenge you abilities to solve real-world problems.
World History by History Link - http://historylink101.com/
This site has links to information about world history. Each culture is divided into categories of Art, Biographies, Daily Life, Maps, Pictures, and Research. So you can organize your search.
World Safari - http://supersurf.com/
Monthly virtual field trips to different parts of the world.
Battles of World War I - http://info.ox.ac.uk/departments/humanities/rose/battle.html
This site contains details on four of the main battles involving British troops and their allies during the first World War.
Virtual Seminars for Teaching Literature (World War I) - http://info.ox.ac.uk/jtap/
This site contains pictures and video from World War I, focusing on poetry from that era.
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