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Reports about Countries
World Factbook - Facts,
map, and flag of every country in the world
Atlapedia - Facts about many countries in the world
Country Studies: The Library of Congress
Countries of the World - Each Country Profile provides information on: Geography · Maps · Flag · History · Current ruler · Area · Population · Capital · Largest cities · Languages · Ethnicity/race · Religion · Literacy rate · Economy · Government
Flags of the World
The World Heritage - This amazing site has panoramic pictures and interactive virtual reality movies for all sites registered as World Heritage by the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). It is a must see!
The Roman Empire
Stardard 7.1 - Students analyze the causes and effects of the vast expansion and ultimate disintegration of the Roman Empire.
Daily Life in Ancient Rome
Electronic Passport to Rome
Know the Romans
History for Kids: Rome
Animated Maps of the Roman Empire
Ancient Rome – Lessons from the Constitutional Rights Foundation
The Code of Justinian
The Roman Empire in the First Century
Pictures of the Roman empire
Learn about Rome's education, army, religion, and much more!
Explore a Virtual Roman Colosseum
Did Rome fall, or was it pushed?
Can You Save the Roman Republic?
End of Rome in the Medieval Sourcebook
Byzantium in the Medieval Sourcebook
In Introduction to Christianity
Your Guide to the Religion of Christianity
Stardard 7.2 - Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of civilizations of Islam in the Middle Ages.
Understanding Islam and Muslims
The Pillars of Islam
Islam: Empire of Faith
Your Guide to the Religion of Islam
Islam - History for Kids
Understanding Islam and Muslims
Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet - a great site with information about the Prophet Muhammad that also includes video samples from the PBS documentary of the same name
The Origins of Islamic Law
The Islamic Calendar
Islam in the Medieval Sourcebook
What Is the Difference Between Sunni and Shiite Muslims--and Why Does It Matter?
Islam's Sunni-Shiite split - A look at the historic divide within the Muslim world.
Behind the Sunni-Shi'ite Divide – Time Magazine
Medieval Islamic Food
The Mexican Kitchen's Islamic Connection
Cooking with the Caliphs
The Qur'an & Hadith about Haram & Halal in Food
Alcohol According to the Qur'an and Sunnah
English Words that come from Arabic
Ramadan on the Net
The History of Ramadan
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Standard 7.4 - Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the sub-Saharan civilizations of Ghana and Mali in Medieval Africa.
Africa for Kids
Gold for Salt
African History in the Electronic Passport
An Introduction to Africa
An Introduction to Mali
The Collapse of Mali and Songhai - Mali and Songhai, as well as the smaller kingdom of Ghana before them, were once great trading kingdoms famous for their gold. Yet despite their greatness, they each declined for similar reasons.
The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record
PBS Africa for Kids
African Sourcebook - From ancient times to the modern era, here are dozens of primary materials about the history of Africa.
Saharan Trade: A Link Between Europe and Africa - Maps, pictures and information about the trade between Europe and West Africa from Ghana to Songhay. Super West African Trade Route maps.
African Trade - From Critical Thinking Internet Activities: Ancient and Medieval History.
History Mystery - West African Kingdoms
Timbuktu - The great mythical city of Mali
Timeline of Medieval Africa
African Life through Art - Studies of African life, ritual, and culture through audio, video, and graphics
Folk Tales - Stories from Africa were traditionally passed down by
word of mouth. Often they were told by the light of the moon around
a village fire after the completion of a long day of work. The stories
rarely ended with the words we so often heard as children when our parents
told us bedtime stories -- "and they all lived happily ever after".
Most stories didn't end happily ever after. Usually the stories taught
a lesson, and frequently, the selfish person learned that lesson the hard
The Art of the African Mask
African Mask Gallary
African Art, Crafts, and Masks
African for Kids - Make a Mask
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Standard 7.7 - Students compare and contrast the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the Meso-American and Andean civilizations.
Secret of the Maya Glyphs - Who's buried in the blue tomb? To solve the mystery, you'll need to explore a Maya temple in this adventure game.
A Maya Adventure
Why did the Maya Empire Collapse?
The Sport of Life and Death: The Mesoamerican Ball game
Tikal Guatemala - Journey through the Mayan Ruins of Tikal
Mayan Number System and Calendar
The Story of the Aztecs
The Aztec Calendar
Moctezuma's Greeting to Hernan Cortes
Ancient Mexico - The History, Art, and Culture of Ancient Mesoamerica
Weeping Woman: The legend of La Llorona
The Incredible Incas for Kids
Ice Mummies of the Inca
Machu Picchu Secrets
Searching for Inca Secrets
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - Take this four-day virtual field trip to Machu Picchu, Peru, ancient refuge of the Incas high in the Andes Mountains.
Standard 7.3 - Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the civilizations of China in the Middle Ages.
Daily Life in Ancient China
Tang Dynasty - Daily Life in Tang Times
Chinese History in the Electronic Passport
Ancient Chinese Inventions
Ancient Chinese Technology
Chinese Inventions - Learn about ancient Chinese inventions and technology and the history of Chinese inventors. Learn about the kite, chopsticks, umbrellas, gunpowder, firecrackers, the steelyard, abacus, ceramics, papermaking and more.
Inventors and Inventions from China and Taiwan
The Abacus - Learn about the first calculator
The History of China
The Great Wall of China
A Virtual Tour of China
A Journey to Beijing - A personal account
The Land of Genghis Khan
Marco Polo and his Travels
China (The British Museum) - Illuminating
China the Beautiful
Your guide to the religion of Buddhism
The Basics of Buddhism
Introduction to Buddhism
Buddhism in the Electronic Passport
The Four Noble Truths
A Brief History of Buddhism
Interactive Tour of the Buddhist Wheel of Life
The History of Daoism
Confucius and Confucianism
Confucianism: Founded by K'ung Fu Tzu
Confucius, K'ung-fu-tzu or Kongfuzi
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Standard 7.5 - Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the civilizations of Medieval Japan.
Take a virtual reality trip to Japan
Samurai - Basic information
Castles of Japan
Kids Web Japan
Daruma – Father of Zen Buddhism
The Tale of the Genji - One of the first novels ever written
Bonsai - "A truly detailed guide
to bonsai, as an art, hobby and horticultural practice."
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The Middle Ages in Europe
Standard 7.6 - Students analyze the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the civilizations of Medieval Europe.
Europe in the Middle Ages for Kids
The Middle Ages - Between Ancient and Modern
Middle Ages - History for Kids
Destroy the Castle - Sieging a castle with a trebuchet
What was it really live in the Middle Ages?
Life During the Middle Ages
People of the Middle Ages
A Monks Life
What Was So Important About 1066? - 1066 was a remarkable year. England had three kings, two battles and one comet! There is no other year in history quite like 1066. Learn all about it here and find out why it is a year to remember, especially if you are English.
The Feudal System Explained
Eyewitness to the Middle Ages
A Medieval Fiefdom
Medieval Technology Pages - The Medieval Technology Pages are an attempt to provide accurate, referenced information on technological innovation and related subjects in western Europe during the Middle Ages.
Illuminated Manuscripts - During
the Middle Ages, books were written by hand. View some of the
wonderful artwork and handwriting of these scribes by clicking on
University of Oxford Images
Medieval – Here you will find information
on heraldry, myths and legends, religion, medicine, and other aspects of
life in Britain during the Middle Ages.
Eyewitness to History: The Black Death - Coming out of the East, the Black Death reached the shores of Italy in the spring of 1348 unleashing a rampage of death across Europe unprecedented in recorded history. By the time the epidemic played itself out three years later, anywhere between 25% and 50% of Europe's population had fallen victim to the pestilence.
The Bubonic Plague
Black Death: Bubonic Plague
Coats of Arms and Heraldry
Coats of Arms - many images
Symbolisms of Heraldry
Design a Coat of Arms
Castles on the Web
Castles of Britain
Castles of Wales
Medieval Siege - Here we describe some of the major weapons and strategies used in what became a medieval arms race. Let the siege begin.
Cooking in the Middle Ages
The Crusades and the Rise of Islam
Eleanor of Aquitaine - Female Hero from the Time of the Crusades
The Crusades in the Medieval Sourcebook
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Standard 7.8 - Students analyze the origins, accomplishments, and geographic diffusion of the Renaissance.
Electronic Passport to the Renaissance
The Renaissance - What inspired this age of balance and order?
EyeWitness to the Renaissance
The Renaissance Connection, the Allentown Art Museum's interactive educational web site. With the simple click of a mouse button, travel 500 years into the past to discover many Renaissance innovations revealed through the Allentown Art Museum's Samuel H. Kress Collection of European art.
Renaissance in the Medieval Sourcebook
Inventions of the Renaissance
Inventions of the 1500's
Inventions of the 1600's
Exploring Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo Da Vinci biography
Sistine Chapel Virtual Tour - Take the virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel without the crowds and with all the time you need. The tour has 325 breathtaking images.
Visit to the Sistine Chapel in Vatican
Sistine Chapel Images
Why is the Mona Lisa Smiling?
Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564)
Michelangelo - Web Museum Paris
Artists of the Early Renaissance
Artists of the High Renaissance
The Protestant Reformation
Standard 7.9 - Students analyze the historical developments of the Reformation.
The Reformation for Kids
The Reformation in the Medieval Sourcebook
The Scientific Revolution
Standard 7.10 - Students analyze the historical developments of the Scientific Revolution and its lasting effect on religious, political, and cultural institutions.
Trial of Galileo Galilei
Nicolaus Copernicus - The father of astronomy
Sir Francis Bacon - Sir Francis Bacon was an English lawyer, statesman, essayist, historian, intellectual reformer, philosopher, and champion of modern science
Inventors and Inventions - Search for inventors and inventions by name, historical era, country, or field. Under A you will find everything from adhesive tape to Archimedes with a working level demonstrated. Each entry is a brief encyclopedic description, many enhanced by pictures.
Isaac Newton - Read about the man who discovered gravity
Age of Discovery
Standard 7.11 - Students analyze political and economic change during the Age of Exploration.
Why Explorers Explored the World - This site has factual information, timelines, links for pictures and much more information
The Columbus Navigation Homepage - Examining the History, Navigation, and Landfall of Christopher Columbus
1492: An Ongoing Voyage
Columbus Letter to the King and Queen of Spain
The European Voyages of Exploration
Discoverers by Alphabet
Latitude - How it changed the knowledge of the world
Spanish Exploration and Conquest of Native America - Here is the conquest of America from a Native American perspective. Cabeza de Vaca's eight years in North America, starting in 1528, set the stage for Hernando de Soto to lead an army of settlers from Havana, Spain's "Ellis Island," into America in the 1540's. This is an extensive site with maps and primary source materials.
Exploration in the Medieval Sourcebook
The Enlightenment and
Age of Reason
Standard 7.11 - Students analyze political and economic change in the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries (the Enlightenment, and the Age of Reason).
John Locke - English philosopher
of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen - This is a translation of the document written by the Marquis
de Lafayette with the help of Thomas Jefferson in 1789. It was signed by
Louis XVI but only under duress.
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