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Mythweb

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4 to 10
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Don't let the cartoon style fool you! This site is a very complete resource for students to study'? Greek mythology, stories, characters, and more. It presents the content is small,...more
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Don't let the cartoon style fool you! This site is a very complete resource for students to study'? Greek mythology, stories, characters, and more. It presents the content is small, visually appealing doses, and includes links to lesson plans and other related information. Well worth a look if you want a site that students can use on their own.

tag(s): greek (41)

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Use the stories on this site as a learning center or station during a unit on Ancient Greece OR a unit on myths/fables, depending on whether it is for a Language Arts or History classroom. Have students recreate the stories in an online book with a tool like Bookemon, reviewed here.

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Medieval Siege - PBS

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The PBS Nova series describes life in a medieval castle and the process of laying siege to a castle. The highlight of this site is the building of a trebuchet ...more
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The PBS Nova series describes life in a medieval castle and the process of laying siege to a castle. The highlight of this site is the building of a trebuchet - a medieval catapult with huge throwing capacity. There's even a "besiege the castle" shockwave game that shows the principles of physics on which the trebuchet operates. The castle buffs in your class will love this one.

tag(s): medieval (27)

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Looking at the site and the Teachers Guide, there are plenty of ways to incorporate this site into your classroom. The guide itself lists ways to use the site within lessons, so be sure to look at that before using. The game would also make a great hands on activity for students directly after instruction, whether used as a learning station or as a cooperative group activity. A very cool site for World History teachers.
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The Middle Ages - CPB/Annenberg

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4 to 8
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A comprehensive look at the Middle Ages - religion, medicine, food, the arts, entertainment, and daily living. More text than pictures, but an interesting, high-quality presentation....more
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A comprehensive look at the Middle Ages - religion, medicine, food, the arts, entertainment, and daily living. More text than pictures, but an interesting, high-quality presentation. Funded in part by the Annenberg Foundation.

tag(s): medieval (27)

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This site would make an interesting learning center or station on any unit on Medieval Europe. Have students explore the site in class, and to show what they have learned from this site, challenge students to create an online graphic to share using Tabblo reviewed here. Be sure help your weaker readers and ESL students by sharing the vocabulary words prior to reading, either on a handout or by projecting on an interactive whiteboard and highlighting them in the text as you come to them.

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A Medieval Technology Timeline

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There's more here than meets the eye. This site offers a time-line showing the evolution of simple tools and technologies during the middle ages. Those who are persistent will also...more
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There's more here than meets the eye. This site offers a time-line showing the evolution of simple tools and technologies during the middle ages. Those who are persistent will also find more detailed drawings and explanations of the various implements. This is a great site to show how major changes can arise from simple inventions.

tag(s): feudalism (3), inventors and inventions (97), medieval (27)

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Use this site to find time-lines to supplement your classroom discussions and lectures throughout your curriculum. Share the time-lines on the interactive whiteboard or projector during instruction to aid student understanding of the succession of events. This would be extremely useful for any Social Studies classroom.

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Maya Quest - National Geographic

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National Geographic's Kids series offers a tour of a Mayan temple and city, introducing participants to Mayan civilization and culture. Visually interesting cartoon style should keep...more
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National Geographic's Kids series offers a tour of a Mayan temple and city, introducing participants to Mayan civilization and culture. Visually interesting cartoon style should keep young users' attention.

tag(s): mexico (34)

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Use this site as a learning center or station.Clicking on "kid's home," provides access to plenty of activities. Some are more appropriate for home than the classroom, so share the link on the teacher web page so parents can have access. The games, stories and activities provided are a way for students to get interested in a multitude of subjects, especially science and history!

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Mapmaker, Mapmaker, Make Me A Map - Univ. of Tennesee

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Well, as its title states, this site offers the basics on cartography. It's a very good summary that explains the origins of mapmaking, the terms (w/definitions), and also has a ...more
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Well, as its title states, this site offers the basics on cartography. It's a very good summary that explains the origins of mapmaking, the terms (w/definitions), and also has a crossword puzzle. The info could easily be streamlined so the younger kids would understand the material. It also has a listing of suggested reading. Easy site to navigate and is extremely straightforward. Great site for anyone teaching maps.

tag(s): maps (287)

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This would be an excellent introductory activity for students learning basic map-building skills. Have students look at the site in cooperative learning groups or pairs, with the intentions of noting the valuable information listed on this site. We recommend creating graphic organizers to guide students through the material as well as highlight what is most important. For help creating graphic organizers, try Mindomo, (reviewed here).

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Maps from National Geographic Xpeditions - National Geographic

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Here's an interactive resource that lets you find and print maps of just about any country. The final results are available as GIF or Adobe Acrobat files, and the site ...more
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Here's an interactive resource that lets you find and print maps of just about any country. The final results are available as GIF or Adobe Acrobat files, and the site offers links to additional information on geography and cultures.

tag(s): atlas (6), maps (287)

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Use these maps on your interactive whiteboard as you teach about any location, using the whiteboard pens and highlighters to have students indicate landforms, places, and more on the maps. Also include this link on your teacher web page so students can generate map images to include in projects, multimedia presentations, and more.

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Map Outlines - Houghton Mifflin

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This site offers a collection of outline maps for the continents, the US, and other nations suitable for reproduction and reuse in the classroom. Most are GIF files, but there ...more
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This site offers a collection of outline maps for the continents, the US, and other nations suitable for reproduction and reuse in the classroom. Most are GIF files, but there are a few PDF files as well. From Houghton Mifflin.

tag(s): maps (287)

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These maps are excellent for a History or Geography teacher attempting to refresh students on the political geography of an area. Before teaching a unit on the Middle East or Asia, refresh and quiz students with these worksheets to help with both map skills and understanding of the area. Often a weak point in student knowledge, it can never hurt to help students become more aware of political geography.

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Castles in Wales

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Learn about castles, Pre-Modern Europe, and more. ...more
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Learn about castles, Pre-Modern Europe, and more.

tag(s): europe (75)

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Use this site as an introductory activity before beginning a lesson on the always interesting subject of castles, and why they were so important in Pre-Modern Europe. Students always seem to love looking at castles, so let students peruse the site in cooperative learning groups. Have groups search the site for the castle they think would offer the best protection in the time period being studied, and describe what qualities make it the best. Use an online poster creator for students to argue their cases, such as Padlet (reviewed here).

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Exploring the Mandala - Ask Asia

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Use a study of this Buddhist art form to learn about Asian cultures and people. ...more
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Use a study of this Buddhist art form to learn about Asian cultures and people.

tag(s): design (83), religions (61)

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Introduce this site on the interactive whiteboard before allowing students to read it on their own on classroom computers or paper. This would be a great addition to a unit on Buddhism in a wold history classroom.

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Canada and the Hudson's Bay Company - Canadiana

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This Canadian site is written expressly for younger audiences, yet the thematic presentation is interesting enough to hold the attention of older students. There's lots of information,...more
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This Canadian site is written expressly for younger audiences, yet the thematic presentation is interesting enough to hold the attention of older students. There's lots of information, presented in an appealing, easily accessible structure. Great addition to any unit on exploration, or for the study of Canadian history itself.

tag(s): canada (30), explorers (61), pioneers (8)

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Take advantage of the free lesson plans on this site! All would benefit a US history course, grades 6-12.

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Who Invented it? When? Chinese Inventions: An Introductory Activity - Ask Asia

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Learn about Chinese inventors and deflate erroneous stereotypes about Chinese technology. From the Ask Asia series. ...more
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Learn about Chinese inventors and deflate erroneous stereotypes about Chinese technology. From the Ask Asia series.

tag(s): asia (73), china (66), inventors and inventions (97)

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Use this free lesson plan in class during a unit on Chinese inventions and innovations. Make sure to mention the years inventions were made while performing the activity, students will be amazed just how many inventions we use today were made almost 3 thousand years ago!

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Trebuchet.com

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This privately published site documents and illustrates the history of the trebuchet, a marvel of medieval physics that could hurl heavy things great distances. Students can learn how...more
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This privately published site documents and illustrates the history of the trebuchet, a marvel of medieval physics that could hurl heavy things great distances. Students can learn how to build their own miniature version, and they can study why the trebuchet worked so efficiently. This one's both fun and instructional.

tag(s): medieval (27)

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Share this site on the interactive whiteboard or projector to introduce a unit or lesson on the physics of throwing machines. Use this site to provide a historic example of their many uses. Teachers can focus simply on the history of mechanics of the machinery OR can have students attempt to create their own based on the directions and resources provided. This would be a great resource for either a History or Physics classroom.

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Multicultural Music - Wesleyan University

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Dr. Charry's scholarly interest in non-Western music provides sound files and research information on African Music and links to Ethnomusicology resources on the Web. ...more
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Dr. Charry's scholarly interest in non-Western music provides sound files and research information on African Music and links to Ethnomusicology resources on the Web.

tag(s): africa (180), music theory (43)

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Music or History teachers looking for music sources to supplement a lesson should look here first! Not only is there information to help teachers/students review - but there are resources that allow you to listen to the music being studied in each section. This could be useful in a lesson on the Harlem Renaissance, the 1920's, or even the Jazz age.

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Deep in the Bush, Where People Rarely Ever Go - Phillip Martin

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This is a collection of folk tales from Liberia which could be used orally, or as an on-line introduction to African culture. Scripts for folktale plays are included. ...more
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This is a collection of folk tales from Liberia which could be used orally, or as an on-line introduction to African culture. Scripts for folktale plays are included.

tag(s): africa (180), african american (113)

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Take advantage of the free lesson plans offered in this site - all connected to National standards! This would be a great resource for a Language Arts teacher. If your reading program includes a folktale unit, why not make a video or podcast dramatization of one of the folktales included on this site?

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Vive La France! - Washington Post

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6 to 12
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Bring the world to your classroom. Experience the French culture with this fact-filled site. Find out what's in the news in France with a direct link to the Washington Post ...more
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Bring the world to your classroom. Experience the French culture with this fact-filled site. Find out what's in the news in France with a direct link to the Washington Post and AP newswires, get today's exchange rates for world currencies. You can even get today's weather forecast throughout France. With links to over 200 countries, this site lets you create a World's Fair in your classroom.

tag(s): france (40), french (88)

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Use this site as a starting point for any and all research projects based on France. Students can research current events, history, geography and economic statistics all from the homepage. Post this site on assignment worksheets requiring research as well as your teacher wiki or web page.

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Paris Pages

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Large, colorful site presenting extensive information about Paris - in English and French versions. ...more
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Large, colorful site presenting extensive information about Paris - in English and French versions.

tag(s): france (40), french (88)

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In a personal economy lesson, use this site to help students "plan a trip" to Paris. Assign students to cooperative learning groups, with each group receiving a hypothetical amount of money, and directions to find lodging, food, transportation while surveying the sites of Paris. This is a great way to teach students how to budget with real world prices and figures. For an emphasis on French history, require students to participate in certain tourist activities in their hypothetical situation - simultaneously creating challenges to their budgets. A great way to add some relevance to an economics lesson.

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El Sabor del Caribe/ A Taste of the Caribbean - Yale University

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Enhance the foreign language curriculum through the integration of geography, food, and literature as related to Spanish culture. Students analyze literature created by modern Latino...more
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Enhance the foreign language curriculum through the integration of geography, food, and literature as related to Spanish culture. Students analyze literature created by modern Latino authors who use foods as symbols for identity, patriotism, religion, and nostalgia. This series of lessons promotes understanding of the Creole culture as it exists on the Caribbean islands of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

tag(s): spanish (108)

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Take advantage of the free lesson plans hosted on this site! These would be excellent resources for a World history or Cultural Geography class.

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Gallica Classique

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9 to 12
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This French site offers on-line full texts of a number of classic French Literary works, and more are being added regularly. C'est tout en Francais, but we were able to ...more
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This French site offers on-line full texts of a number of classic French Literary works, and more are being added regularly. C'est tout en Francais, but we were able to find the literature listings with little trouble. If you're searching for more reading material for your students, look no further.

tag(s): france (40), french (88)

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Cheeses of France

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6 to 12
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Did you know that there are over 400 varieties of cheese in France? Navigate this site with your students and discover the rich tradition that cheese has in the history ...more
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Did you know that there are over 400 varieties of cheese in France? Navigate this site with your students and discover the rich tradition that cheese has in the history of France. The webmaster will even give you suggestions for how to choose your cheese.

tag(s): france (40), french (88)

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Use this site in a home economics class before discussing the different varieties of foods. The site would make a great example over the interactive whiteboard of the wide world of food that exists.

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