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On this page:

  1. Ancient Greece: History, Mythology, Art, Culture, and Architecture
  2. The Ancient Greek World
  3. The Ancient Olympics
  4. Archeology Of The Ancient Mayan Civilization
  5. Egyptian Kings
  6. Electronic Passport to Ancient Greece
  7. Greek Mythology Link
  8. The Greeks
  9. Hatshepsut, The Queen Who Would Be King
  10. Hercules
  11. Maya of Guatemala
  12. PeruInfo
  13. The Trojan Horse

Ancient Greece: History, Mythology, Art, Culture, and Architecture
http://www.ancientgreece.com/

The information on this site was created by Universal Artists, Inc. Three interesting facts we learned from this site are:1) The Persian Wars (500-449 BC) were conflicts between the Greek city-states and the Persian Empire.2) The Peloponnesian Ware (431-404 BC) was fought between the two leading city-states in ancient Greece, Athens and Sparta.3) There are three different kinds of columns in Greek architecture: Doric, ionic and Corinthian.

  • Student Author: Ian W. and Tanner W.
  • Teacher: Kristen Braunreiter Send E-mail to Kristen Braunreiter
  • This site helped Kristen Braunreiter's class answer the question(s) "Where can we find sites that will help answer student-initiated questions about ancient Greece?"
  • Librarian: Marcy Voss Send E-mail to Marcy Voss
  • Technology Teacher: Tina Krouth Send E-mail to Tina Krouth
  • School: Whitehorse Middle School
  • Year: 2002-2003

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The Ancient Greek World
http://www.museum.upenn.edu/Greek_World/Index.html

The site was created by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology. This site is good for middle school students because it provides very organized and relevant information.To be an athlete in Greece literally meant, "to compete for a prize." The prizes were money or objects or something of symbolic worth. At the Panathenaic Games in Athens, the winner would receive an amphora (jar) filled with high- quality olive oil. The games like this are still held today, but the events have been slightly changed.

  • Student Author: William R and Zach O
  • Teacher: Molly Garner Send E-mail to Molly Garner
  • Librarian: Marcy Voss Send E-mail to Marcy Voss
  • Technology Teacher: Tina Krouth Send E-mail to Tina Krouth
  • School: Whitehorse Middle School
  • Year: 2002-2003

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The Ancient Olympics
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/Olympics/

The Ancient Olympics site was created by the Perseus Project, a group of students at Tufts University in Massachusetts. Three facts we learned from this site are:1) Only free men who spoke Greek could compete in the games, which is different from our Olympics where men and women from many different countries compete.2) The games were always held at Olympia instead of moving around every time.3) All winning athletes were heroes who put their hometown on the map.

  • Student Author: Chanel S. and Rachael H.
  • Teacher: Kristen Braunreiter Send E-mail to Kristen Braunreiter
  • This site helped Kristen Braunreiter's class answer the question(s) "Where can we find sites that will help answer student-initiated questions about ancient Greece?"
  • Librarian: Marcy Voss Send E-mail to Marcy Voss
  • Technology Teacher: Tina Krouth Send E-mail to Tina Krouth
  • School: Whitehorse Middle School
  • Year: 2002-2003

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Archeology Of The Ancient Mayan Civilization
http://www.jaguar-sun.com/maya.html

This site was amazing. I liked the visual presentation right away. It gave pictures and great info on every topic you could think of about the Mayan civilization. The content was also amazing, very detailed, information that helps me understand Heart of a Jaguar, my book. The italicized words in my book are hard to figure out and with the information from this site I can figure out what they're talking about.

  • Student Author: Derek D.
  • Teacher: Marjorie Passman Send E-mail to Marjorie Passman
  • This site helped Marjorie Passman's class answer the question(s) "Where can students learn more about the topic dealt with in the book Heart of a Jaguar?"
  • Librarian: Laura Holt Send E-mail to Laura Holt
  • School: Cherokee Middle School
  • Year: 2001-2002

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Egyptian Kings
http://www.touregypt.net/kings.htm

If you want to quickly find information about Egypt's rulers, this site is the one to use! It has good pictures so that you can see what they are talking about and the links will lead you to better explanations and more information. The site is easy to read, and has many links to other ancient Egyptian features, such as temples.

  • Student Author: Aubrey P.
  • Teacher: Kelley McCann Send E-mail to Kelley McCann
  • This site helped Kelley McCann's class answer the question(s) "Who ruled Ancient Egypt? When did they rule and what did they do?"
  • Librarian: Maureen Conklin Send E-mail to Maureen Conklin
  • School: Sherman Middle School
  • Year: 2001-2002

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Electronic Passport to Ancient Greece
http://www.mrdowling.com/701greece.html

This site was written by Mike Dowling. Three facts found on the site are: 1. Socrates was taught by asking questions and when teachers ask students questions to teach them it's considered the Socratic Method. 2. The Greeks learned the alphabet by Phoenicians, a sea faring people from modern day Syria and Lebanon. 3. I learned that the word, philosophy, comes from the Greek term meaning "the love of wisdom".

  • Student Author: Staci S and Danielle K
  • Teacher: Molly Garner Send E-mail to Molly Garner
  • Librarian: Marcy Voss Send E-mail to Marcy Voss
  • Technology Teacher: Tina Krouth Send E-mail to Tina Krouth
  • School: Whitehorse Middle School
  • Year: 2002-2003

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Greek Mythology Link
http://homepage.mac.com/cparada/GML/

The site was created by Carlos Parada. Three facts we found interesting are: 1. They have a dictionary with the Greeks names in alphabetical order. 2. They have pictures of Greek people, myths, armors and more. 3. They have pictures and stories of man and the ages: Creation of Man, Golden Age, Silver age, Bronze & Heroic Ages, and Iron Age

  • Student Author: Cristina L and Tamara W
  • Teacher: Molly Garner Send E-mail to Molly Garner
  • Librarian: Marcy Voss Send E-mail to Marcy Voss
  • Technology Teacher: Tina Krouth Send E-mail to Tina Krouth
  • School: Whitehorse Middle School
  • Year: 2002-2003

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The Greeks
http://www.pbs.org/empires/thegreeks/

PBS created this site. We learned that: 1. Homer created the Iliad and the Odyssey. 2. The first Olympic game took place in 776 BC. 3. On this site is Oracle of Delphi. It was the most important shrine in all Greece. We think that it was kind of hard to access useful information on this site and would recommend it for older kids, maybe in high school or college. But if you know how to maneuver within the site, it would have a lot of information that would tell you about Greece. In the site, it has a kind of timeline tool that is pretty easy to use and gives off some useful information.

  • Student Author: Pang T and Rand B
  • Teacher: Molly Garner Send E-mail to Molly Garner
  • Librarian: Marcy Voss Send E-mail to Marcy Voss
  • Technology Teacher: Tina Krouth Send E-mail to Tina Krouth
  • School: Whitehorse Middle School
  • Year: 2002-2003

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Hatshepsut, The Queen Who Would Be King
http://www.bediz.com/hatshep/index.html

This site is filled with information about Queen Hatshepsut! When you first enter the site you can easily find the information that you are looking for. The information presented is understandable. The site also provides the viewers with pictures that give them a better understanding of what they are reading about. It is quick and easy to go to different parts of the site. I definitely recommend this site!

  • Student Author: Kate B.
  • Teacher: Kelley McCann Send E-mail to Kelley McCann
  • This site helped Kelley McCann's class answer the question(s) "Who was Queen Hatshepsut? When did she rule and what did she do?"
  • Librarian: Maureen Conklin Send E-mail to Maureen Conklin
  • School: Sherman Middle School
  • Year: 2001-2002

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Hercules
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/Herakles/

The Hercules site was part of the Perseus Project at Tufts University in Massachusetts. There are several ancient Greece sites published by the Perseus Project. Three facts we learned while visiting our site are:1) Hercules was Greece's greatest hero. He was so courageous and famous that when he died, he was brought up to Mount Olympus to live with the gods.2) Hercules killed his first wife, Megara, and his children. His second wife's name was Deianira.3) Hercules performed 12 labors to become immortal.

  • Student Author: Kirsten W. and Hannah B.
  • Teacher: Kristen Braunreiter Send E-mail to Kristen Braunreiter
  • This site helped Kristen Braunreiter's class answer the question(s) "Where can we find sites that will help answer student-initiated questions about ancient Greece?"
  • Librarian: Marcy Voss Send E-mail to Marcy Voss
  • Technology Teacher: Tina Krouth Send E-mail to Tina Krouth
  • School: Whitehorse Middle School
  • Year: 2002-2003

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Maya of Guatemala
http://mars.cropsoil.uga.edu/trop-ag/the-maya.htm

Have you ever wondered about the Mayan culture in Guatemala? Well then this site is perfect for you. This site tells you when it was last updated right away, and it gives you lots of information on different topics like the Mayan calendar and Mayan languages. Some of the things that I learned are that more than 10,000 Guatemalan Mayans live in the United States right now. Another thing is that the Maya drank chocolate out of glasses. The chocolate was grown on their land. Although it doesn't tell who made it, the site will really help you learn.

  • Student Author: Sean D.
  • Teacher: Bob Morris Send E-mail to Bob Morris
  • This site helped Bob Morris's class answer the question(s) "What are some of the major tourist attractions found in this country? What economic issues face the country? How do the people use their natural resources and treat their environment?"
  • Librarian: Renee Hoxie Send E-mail to Renee Hoxie
  • School: Thomas Jefferson Middle School
  • Year: 2001-2002

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PeruInfo
http://www.peru.com/peruinfo/ingles/

This is an in-depth site about Peru, one of the most interesting countries in Central America. I t has links to the vital information about the country. You can search on geography, history, statistics or region. Each topic can be divided into smaller and smaller subtopics. Did you know Peru has over 25 different regions? You can even research each individual region! The site is bilingual, written in English and Spanish. This is an awesome site on an awesome topic! I highly recommend it.

  • Student Author: Tom W.
  • Teacher: Bob Morris Send E-mail to Bob Morris
  • This site helped Bob Morris's class answer the question(s) "What are some of the major tourist attractions found in this country? What economic issues face the country? How do the people use their natural resources and treat their environment?"
  • Librarian: Renee Hoxie Send E-mail to Renee Hoxie
  • School: Thomas Jefferson Middle School
  • Year: 2001-2002

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The Trojan Horse
http://www.fcps.k12.va.us/DeerParkES/kids/ancientgrks
/trojan/index.htm

Mr. Gaito's 5th grade class at Deer Park Elementary School in Virginia created this site. Three interesting facts we learned about Greece are:1) Homer the Poet told many great stories, including one story about the Trojan War.2) Paris chose Aphrodite as the prettiest women in the universe. The other gods got mad. Aphrodite promised Paris the prettiest women in the world, Helen the queen of Sparta. This is how the Trojan War started.3) The Greeks built a Giant wooden horse called the Trojan horse. They left it at the gates of Troy. At night they got out of the hollow horse and destroyed the city of Troy. Paris tried to stop them but he was killed. The Greeks got Helen back so the King of Sparta was happy.

  • Student Author: Nick L. and Tim P.
  • Teacher: Kristen Braunreiter Send E-mail to Kristen Braunreiter
  • This site helped Kristen Braunreiter's class answer the question(s) "Where can we find sites that will help answer student-initiated questions about ancient Greece?"
  • Librarian: Marcy Voss Send E-mail to Marcy Voss
  • Technology Teacher: Tina Krouth Send E-mail to Tina Krouth
  • School: Whitehorse Middle School
  • Year: 2002-2003

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