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World History

Egypt

Egypt

  • Ancient Egypt –Meet the gods and goddesses! Explore daily life! See real mummies and more, just a click away!
  • Ancient Egypt – Info on pyramids, temples, king and queens and hieroglyphs.
  • Ancient Egypt’s Mysterious Language: Hieroglyphics- This site has a hieroglyph translator that can tell you the meaning of an ancient message, or can translate your message into hieroglyphs.
  • The Ancient Egypt Site – Created by Egyptologist Jacques Kinnear this site offers comprehensive such as smartoffers.net information on many topics relating to Egypt.
  • Guardian’s Ancient Egypt Kid Connection - Find links to more ancient Egypt websites-includes a day of the life of Ancient Egypt, links to Egyptian crafts and much more!
  • Nova: Pyramids: The Inside Story – How old are the pyramids, who built the pyramids and what are hieroglyphics all about? Answers to be found on this great site.
  • Odyssey Online: Egypt- Learn about slaves, farmers, noblemen, priests, and pharaohs! Egyptian mythology, burial rites and more are just some of the many things found on this very easy to use site.

Greece

Greece

The Parthenon of the Acropolis — Athens, Greece

Maya

Maya

Mayan Ruins of the Yucatan

Mesopotamia

Mesopotamia

Ancient Mesopotamian Sculptures

  • The British Museum - Museum artifacts help students explore the geography, mythology, and writings of Ancient Mesopotamia.
  • History Link 101 - This site connects students to the art, biographies, daily Life, maps, pictures, and research on Ancient Mesopotamia.
  • History of the Assyrians – This history brief provides detailed information on geography, language, and religion of the Assyrian Empires.

Rome

Rome

The Roman Colosseum

  • Ancient Roman History – Surveys the history of ancient Rome with a brief look at earlier civilizations then an overview of the Rise of Rome, the Roman Republic, Roman Empire and the Fall of Rome.
  • Antique Roman Dishes – Collection- Ancient Roman recipes taken from an old Roman cookbook.
  • NOVA: Roman Baths – Introduces visitors to the unique institution of the Roman bath and explores Rome’s sophisticated water distribution system.
  • Odyssey Online: Rome- Includes information about Ancient Roman daily life, people, mythology, death and burial, writing and archaeology.
  • Roman Clothing - Offers a wonderful overview of Roman clothing, jewelry, and shoes. Find out how social class affected what you wore, how you wore your clothes, and even how they were washed.
  • Pompeii
  • The Roman Empire in the First Century

Vikings

A Viking Ship

  • BBC: Ancient History: Vikings - Provided by British Broadcasting Corporation, this site explores the Vikings as a more complex people that farmed, traded and explored as well as being warriors. This profile of Viking life uses interactive media that requires Macromedia Flash plug in as it describes religion, food, weapons and warfare. Grades 4-8
  • NOVA Online: The Vikings – A multimedia profile of the Vikings, including a video tour of a Viking village with links to other resources both online and print.
  • The Viking Deception

China

China

The Great Wall of China

History Search Engines

Find awesome resources for history through these search engines that index original documents, sources, and archives.

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection: Use the LUNA Browser to check out David Rumsey’s Map Collection with more than 30,000 images, searchable by keyword.

Fold3: Gain access to historical military records through Fold3, the web’s premier collection of original military records and memorials.

Internet Modern History Sourcebook: Use the Internet Modern History Sourcebook to find thousands of sources in modern history. Browse and search to find full texts, multimedia, and more.

Digital History: University of Houston’s Digital History database offers a wealth of links to textbook, primary sources, and educational materials in digital history. The database has multimedia, an interactive timeline, active learning, and resources for teachers.