Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

Ancient Greece Web Activity

Use the links below to help you find the necessary information.

All Aspects of Greek Civilization (Religion, Architecture, Greek Myths, etc)
http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/greeks/

Ancient Greek Gods
http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/homework/greece/greekgods.htm

Read Greek Myths
http://greece.mrdonn.org/myths.html

Use the links above, or google your own information to complete the quest given! Have fun and be creative!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Very Fun Ancient Civilizations Site

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/

There is information on this page about the Greeks, Romans, Vikings, Children of World War II, and more! Definitely a good one to check out! Weigh in with what you learn!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Awesome Buddhism Rap

These kids crack me up...

video

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

My Travels to Ancient India

Use the links below to help you answer the questions on your travels activity for Ancient India. Have fun and be creative!

http://ancienthistory.mrdonn.org/Indialife.html

http://www.harappa.com/har/har0.html

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Neat Links About Judaism

To go with our current study of the origins of Judaism. Neat information!

http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/subjects/judaism.htm

What's Going On in the World Around Us?

Cool site that has links for current events. Check it out and weigh in with your thoughts!

http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/subjects/currentevents.htm

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Egyptian Trade Journal



I love the illustrations in this trade journal. Amazing camel.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Kingdom of Kush Act-it-Out

I had several students create a two minute skit to act out the civilization of Kush and their leaders/customs.

They worked outside for 2 minutes to create their skits. When they returned, many of them had props. This group cracked me up. Check out their "added leaves". So funny.

Enjoy.


Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Opet Festival

We had our annual Opet Festival last week. Each year in ancient Egypt, when the Nile flooded its banks, work in the fields stopped, and all levels of the social pyramid came together to honor the Pharaoh and his patron god, Amon Re. To simulate that in our classroom, each student had a role (Pharaoh, government official, scribe, and so forth) and everyone got to partake in some station learning.

Here are some pictures!





Saturday, January 16, 2010

Hammurabi's Code of Laws

This was an enrichment project done by several kids during our study of the Mesopotamian Empires. They detailed information about Hammurabi's Code of Laws.




Meet Your Mysterious Relative

Read this great article about Ardipithecus Ramidus, then weigh in with your thoughts. pretty fascinating stuff!

http://www.sciencenewsforkids.com/articles/20091014/Note2.asp