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THE ACROPOLIS MUSEUM
Temporarily houses masterpieces of the ancient Greek civilization, dedicated to the most important of the Athenian sanctuaries

ANCIENT EGYPT WEBQUEST
Locate the burial mask of Tutankhamen - on the inside is written a message that if successfully decoded could solve our earth's environmental crisis; your quest is to decode that message and return to our time

ANCIENT INDUS VALLEY
Extensive treatment of this rich culture from ancient times, including a slide show, language, explorers and resources

ANCIENT ROME
A thorough treatment of everyday life in this important ancient city; presented by teachers Darlene Bishop and Diana Eggers

AUSCHWITZ ALPHABET
Reflection on the inhumanity of a WWII concentration camp through significant terms listed alphabetically and linked to more extensive information

BATTLE OF HASTINGS
The infamous battle fought on 14th October 1066, with over 300 maps and graphics and pages and pages of well organized facts

A BOKE OF GODE COOKERY
Recipes from the medieval era, ready to whip up and chow down

CASTLE LEARNING CENTER
Anything and everything to do with the formidable fortresses of Great Britain

COMPENDIUM OF COMMON KNOWLEDGE
Everyday life in Elizabethan England; perfect for those teaching the late Renaissance

DECODING NAZI SECRETS
Fascinating look at how code breakers in World War II worked to decode messages from Germany

ELIZABETHAN COSTUME PAGE
Superb presentation of costume from the height of the English Renaissance

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BRITISH HISTORY

Spartacus Internet Encyclopedia presents this coverage of Britain from 1700 through 1920

EURO DOCUMENTS
Western European (mainly primary) historical documents that are transcribed, reproduced in facsimile, or translated

EYEWITNESS TO HISTORY

Nicely written and professionally formatted presentations on significant events in world history from the ancient world to today

FOUNDATION OF THE HELLENIC WORLD
Directly from Greece, this site offers up-close examination of the people and places of the Hellenic era; includes interesting Olympic materials

GLORY OF BYZANTIUM

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's online exploration of Byzantine art in its first and second golden ages

HISTORY HOUSE
The real, down to earth stories about historic events and people - beyond the surface silver lining

HISTORYNET
The most thorough coverage of American and World history I've found on the Net; uses a variety of media and is updated daily

HYPER HISTORY
Over a thousand files are interconnected throughout the website to create an online interactive world history chart of people, history, events and maps

LICENSE PLATES OF THE WORLD
A new hook in examining world cultures - tired of the flag/anthem/figurehead approach? Check it out!

MEDIEVAL SOURCEBOOK
Broken down into selected texts, full text sources and saint's lives, this site is a wonderful reference tool for study of the Middle Ages

MIDDLE AGES
From the Annenberg/CPB Projects collection, an excellent presentation on medieval history

MR. DONN'S ANCIENT HISTORY PAGE
Lesson plans and activities on ancient Mesopotamia, Greece, Egypt, Rome, China, Africa and the Americas

NICHOLAS AND ALEXANDRA
Online presence of the traveling Hermitage exhibition; beautifully haunting

NOM EN HIEROGLYPHES
Simply type in your name phonetically and see what it looks like in ancient egyptian hieroglyphics

NORMANDY 1944
Presented by Encyclopedia Britannica, this multimedia remembrance of Operation Overlord and the triumph that followed is superbly done

RENAISSANCE
An Annenberg/CPB project on the cultural rebirth of the Middle Ages - excellent production and activities

RENAISSANCE TOME OF ADVENTURE AND KNOWLEDGE

"Sir Clisto Seversword" takes you on a journey through the Middle Ages using sight and sound to simulate a right medieval experience - very different!

THIS DAY IN HISTORY
From the History Channel; allows you to search any date for significant events throughout history - the best site of its kind I've seen

TUDOR ENGLAND
History, daily life, architecture, maps, and resources on one of the great ruling houses of Europe; developed by students so it is ready for the classroom

WALK THROUGH TIME
Elementary BBC site that presents the span of world history in an attractive, engaging format

WHAT DID YOU DO IN THE WAR, GRANDMA?
An oral history of women involved in the second world war, captured here for all to share

WORLD WAR I: TRENCHES ON THE WEB
Not only a great site, but a great rearch tool for studying the war to end all wars

 

 
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