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Ancient Cultures Links and Ideas

After a full year of teaching an Ancient Cultures class to my son's middle school cooperative group I have surely accumulated a lot of resources and ideas. With so many links and books it can be difficult to narrow down your resource list easily. Here is a list of not only the best websites to glean information from about the ancient worlds, but also the best books for your homeschooler's reading enjoyment.

Ancient America:

Enjoy a virtual music lesson on Aztec Drums- www.philtulga.com/Aztec%20Music.html#instruments

Explore the history of chocolate from the Aztecs-
www.cadbury.co.uk/cadburyandchocolate/historyofchocolate/Pages/thehistoryofchocolate.aspx

Explore Meso American baseball-
www.ballgame.org/

Go on a Mayan Adventure online-www.smm.org/sln/ma/top.html

Hebrews:

Learn about Ancient Hebrew Units of Measurement- www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Ancient_Hebrew_units_of_measurement

Greece:

Try an Ancient Greece Millionaire Quiz Quia Game-
www.quia.com/rr/38473.html

Explore In Search of Myths and Heroes-
www.pbs.org/mythsandheroes/myths.html

play a Greek God Arcade Game-
www.nga.gov/education/classroom/interactive/arcade.htm

Draw and design a classical Greek vase pattern-
www.schoolsliaison.org.uk/kids/siteactivities/greekvase.pdf

Rome:

Learn all about Ancient Rome- from facts to recipes-www.mce.k12tn.net/ancient_rome/rome.htm

Complete a Roman Numeral Math Lesson with your child- www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/02/lp276-03.shtml

Egypt:

Visit the Clickable Mummy-
www.akhet.co.uk/clikmumm.htm

Figure out your name in Heiroglyphics with the Heirogenerator- www.kids.discovery.com/games/just-for-fun/hierogenerator

Here are some wonderful books to use as independent reading choices for your child, or as read alouds for the entire family to enjoy! Atticus of Rome also has a study guide, which is available here:
www2.scholastic.com/browse/collateral.jsp?id=1381_type=Book_typeId=3878

Hittite Warrior by Joanne S. Williamson

1. The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw

2. Pandora of Athens by Barry Denenberg

3. Atticus of Rome by Barry Denenberg

4. Aesops Fables

5. Ben Hur by Lew Wallace

6. Mara Daughter of the Nile by Eloise Jarvis McGraw

7. The Cat of Bubastes by G. A. Henty

8. The Pharoah’s Secret by Marissa Moss

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