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Cyrus the Great

http://www.oznet.net/cyrus/cyframe.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This is a very nice site about the Persian king who is thought to be the first to become involved in human rights. There is also some wonderful art included. Standard 6.4.5

Comments: This site was developed for the Bi- Centennial Park in Sydney, Australia.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 870

Forgotten Empire the World of Ancient Persia

http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/forgottenempire/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This British Museum site has pictures and descriptive information about the Persian Empire including the king's palaces, the luxurious lives of the ruling elite, the extent of the empire and the decline and fall of the civilization. There is an audio lecture to accompany the information. Standard 6.4.5

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3772

Greek and Roman Art

http://www.metmuseum.org/Works_Of_Art/department.asp?dep=13

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This site has 50 examples of Greek and Roman objects from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. These objects come not only from mainland Greece and Italy but from the territories that were part of their empires. They include sculpture, vases, busts, jewelry and even an entire room from a Roman house. Lesson activities and background is available in print form at http://www.metmuseum.org/explore/publications/greek.htm Standard 6.4.8

Comments: What an incredible resource for teaching about ancient civilization. There is a brief description of each object and the small pictures may be enlarged for projection.

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1453

Greek Civilization

http://www.historyforkids.org/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Everything you ever wanted to know about Greek Civilization including history (with timeline), geogrqphy (with maps), religion, philosophy, clothing, people, language and literature, food , sports (the Olympics), science (medicine, astronomy, mathematics), art, and architecture. The site offers links to the topics studied in almost every 6th grade class and is a good place to begin your research. From the homepage, click on the Parthenon picture at the top of the page.. Standard 6.4.1, 6.4.4, and 6.4.8

Comments: This site is written with kids in mind for the writing is clear and vocabulary words are hotlinked.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1456

Greek Geography

http://www.ancientgreece.com/geography/geography.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This study of Greek geography has an overview map and separate sections on Athens, Sparta, and Olympia. It hotlinks to more maps and virtual tours of Delphi, Knossos, the Acropolis, and Mycenae. Standard 6.4.1

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1458

Greek Mythology Link

http://homepage.mac.com/cparada/GML/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: The Greek Mythology Link is a collection of myths retold by Carlos Parada, author of Genealogical Guide to Greek Mythology, published in 1993. The GML contains texts, images, tables and maps. The mythical accounts are based exclusively on ancient sources. Standard 6.4.4

Comments: Art work and maps enhance the entries and makes them more clear and interesting to readers. Select P ginas en espa ol for ESL or Spanish classrooms.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1460

The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization

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

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This PBS site has bigraphies of key Greek figures, and summaries of major historical events including tinformation on he founding of the oracle of Delphi, and the origin of the Olympic games. There are interactive timelines and an animated section called"the Acropolis Experience" showing an inside look at the Parthenon and another section on the building of the Parthenon. Standards 6.4.4, and 6.4.8

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3023

Trial of Socrates

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/socrates/socrates.HTM

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: The trial and execution of of Socrates in Athens in 399 B.C.E. puzzles historians. Why, in a society enjoying more freedom and democracy than any the world had ever seen, would a seventy-year-old philosopher be put to death for what he was teaching? The puzzle is all the greater because Socrates had taught--without molestation--all of his adult life. What could Socrates have said or done than prompted a jury of 500 Athenians to send him to his death just a few years before he would have died naturally? Finding an answer to the mystery of the trial of Socrates is complicated by the fact that the two surviving accounts of the defense (or apology) of Socrates both come from disciples of his, Plato and Xenophon. Standard 6.4.8

Comments: There is incredible primary source material here.

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3218

3D Modelling of Miletus

http://www.ime.gr/fhw/en/projects/3dvr/miletus/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Take a walk through the ancient Greek town of Miletus and see the ruins as they are today, and also a virtual reconstruction of the town as it was. Standard 6.4.8

Comments: This site was developed by the Foundation of the Hellenic World.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 22

Alexander Changes the World

http://www.fsmitha.com/h1/ch11.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is a detailed biography of Alexander from Frank Smitha's Antiquity Online site. It decribes not only the military conquest of Alexander's empire but how he ruled. Standard 6.4.7

Comments: This site is long but clearly written. Readers would be well served to access a map of the Empire to accompany the text at http://www.belmont.edu/history/World/alexconquest.html

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 138

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