Ancient Civilizations
for Kids

China - Mesopotamia - Egypt - Kush - Phoenicia - Pompeii - Hebrews -
Greece - Rome - India - Other

       China:

World History - China
http://web.archive.org/web/20040814144858/http://www.lksd.org/kongiganak/kongiganak/ContinuousEdCarnagie/Carnagie/WorldHistory/WldHistoryCh2/WldHistoryCh2China.htm

Ducksters - Ancient China - http://www.ducksters.com/history/china/ancient_china.php

 Daily Life in Ancient China from Mr. Donn
http://china.mrdonn.org/index.html

Mr. Dowling's Electronic Passport
http://www.mrdowling.com/613chinesehistory.html

Web Links on China and the Great Wall
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/greatwall/Walllinks.html

The World History of China
http://www.kidspast.com/world-history/0125-civilization-in-china.php

Ancient China
http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/china/

China from Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_China


      Mesopotamia:

Hammurabi's Code
http://www.phillipmartin.info/hammurabi/homepage.htm

Odyssey Online - graphics, info, games from the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University
http://carlos.emory.edu/ODYSSEY/NEAREAST/homepg.html

Mesopotamia from Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesopotamia

Ducksters Mesopotamia - http://www.ducksters.com/history/mesopotamia/ancient_mesopotamia.php

Mesopotamia 
http://web.archive.org/web/20041105085726/http://www.lksd.org/kongiganak/kongiganak/ContinuousEdCarnagie/Carnagie/WorldHistory/WldHistoryCh2/WldHistoryCh2EarlyCivilizations.htm

Ancient Sumer from Villanova College in Brisbane, AU
http://www.vnc.qld.edu.au/enviro/sumer/2001.htm

Mr. Dowling's Electronic Passport - Mesopotamia
http://www.mrdowling.com/603mesopotamia.html

History for Kids - The Sumerians, Babylonians, Assyrians, Hittites
http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/westasia/history/history.htm

Mesopotamia (Assyria, Babylonia, Sumer) from the British Museum
http://www.mesopotamia.co.uk/menu.html

Mesopotamia from Fordham
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/asbook03.html

University of Chicago Mesopotamia - http://mesopotamia.lib.uchicago.edu/mesopotamialife/index.php

The Sumerians
http://www.fsmitha.com/h1/ch01.htm

Ancient Mesopotamia
http://www.historylink101.com/ancient_mesopotamia.htm

Sumerians
http://www.crystalinks.com/sumer.html

Mesopotamian Art
http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/m/mesopotamian.html
http://www.anciv.info/mesopotamia/mesopotamian-art-and-architecture.html

Babylonian Math
http://www.angelfire.com/il2/babylonianmath/

http://www.math.tamu.edu/~dallen/masters/egypt_babylon/babylon.pdf
http://www.storyofmathematics.com/sumerian.html

http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/abacus/a/BabylonianMath.htm

Hanging Gardens of Babylon
http://www.cleveleys.co.uk/wonders/gardensofbabylon.htm

World History - Sumer - Akkadia - Assyria - Chaldea
Amorites


       Egypt:  
 

Mark Millmore's Ancient Egypt - excellent graphics and text
http://www.discoveringegypt.com/


Ancient Egypt from Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Egypt

Odyssey Online from Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University - graphics and info
http://carlos.emory.edu/ODYSSEY/EGYPT/homepg.html

Ancient Egypt from the British Museum in the UK
http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/menu.html

Daily Life in Ancient Egypt from Mr. Donn's site
http://egypt.mrdonn.org/index.html

Mr. Dowling's Electronic Passport - Ancient Egypt
http://www.mrdowling.com/604egypt.html

Ancient Egypt - videos and games
http://www.neok12.com/Ancient-Egypt.htm

History for Kids - ancient Egypt
http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/egypt/

Egyptian Mythology  
http://www.touregypt.net/gods1.htm

http://www.emayzine.com/index.php/history-103/history-103-week-1/103-the-quest-for-eternity-egypt
http://www.akhet.co.uk/mythhome.htm
http://www.mythicalcreaturesguide.com/page/Egyptian+Mythology

Egyptian Mummies -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians/#mummification

    
More Mummies Information from Neferchichi.com -  http://www.neferchichi.com/mummies.html
    

     New York Times Daily Lesson Plan 'Mummy Dearest'
- http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/1999/08/24/mummy-dearest/
     
     ONLY FOR THE BRAVE - Make a chicken (or Cornish game hen) mummy - http://www.mummytombs.com/index.html

     
     Egyptian Mummies from the Smithsonian - http://www.si.edu/Encyclopedia_SI/nmnh/mummies.htm
     
     Mummification Simulation - mummification with fruit - http://www.neferchichi.com/fruity.html

     Mummy-Maker Game (thanks to Nancy Keane) - http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians/launch_gms_mummy_maker.shtml
    

Photographs of Egyptian Art
http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/artoverview.htm
http://www.artchive.com/artchive/E/egyptian.html

Egyptian Art Lessons - http://www.artyfactory.com/egyptian_art/egyptian_art_lessons.htm

Egypt: A Learning Module
http://exploringafrica.matrix.msu.edu/module-twenty-one-activity-two/

Egypt: Daily Life
http://www2.sptimes.com/Egypt/EgyptCredit.4.2.html

Life in Ancient Egypt from the Carnegie Museum of Natural History
http://www.carnegiemnh.org/online/egypt/index.html

NOVA Online : The Pyramids
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/pyramid/

Ancient Egypt Webquests and Activities
http://southlands.vsb.bc.ca/egypt.htm
http://education.iupui.edu/webquests/egypt/aegypt.htm
http://www.fcps.edu/KingsParkES/resources/ancient/index.htm#egypt
King Tutankhamun - Was It Murder? Webquest
    http://questgarden.com/00/85/9/051004163536/process.htm

The World History of Egypt - links
http://history.evansville.net/egypt.html

Egypt from the University of Pennsylvania
http://www.penn.museum/long-term-exhibits/egypt-sphinx-gallery.html
http://www.penn.museum/about-our-collections/egyptian-section.html
http://www.penn.museum/online-exhibits/232-egypt-new-look-at-an-ancient-culture.html


Egyptian Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

http://www.metmuseum.org/search-results#!/search?q=egyptian%20art&page=1&searchFacet=Exhibitions

Egyptian Art from the Freer and Sackler Galleries in Washington, DC
http://www.asia.si.edu/collections/egyptian.asp

Mysteries of Egypt
http://www.civilization.ca/civil/egypt/egypt_e.html


Egyptian Math pages - lots of activities and history, too
http://egypt.mrdonn.org/math.html
http://www.math.wichita.edu/history/topics/num-sys.html#egypt
http://www.storyofmathematics.com/egyptian.html
http://www.eyelid.co.uk/numbers.htm
Tracie Kubica-Hilder's Egyptian math
   
http://www.flushing.k12.mi.us/fjh/brust/egyptmath.html

Guardian's Ancient Egypt Kid Connection - activities, masks, games
http://www.guardians.net/egypt/kids/index.htm


Kush Civilization:

Civilizations in Africa: Kush
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_Kush
http://looklex.com/e.o/cush.htm

Nubia - Its Glory and Its People - mostly text
http://oi.uchicago.edu/museum-exhibits/history-ancient-nubia

Ancient Sudan: Nubia by Ibrahim Ober
http://www.ancientsudan.org/


Nubia from Tour Egypt.net
http://touregypt.net/historicalessays/nubia.htm

Nubia from Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nubia

Nubia from University of California
http://www.anth.ucsb.edu/faculty/stsmith/research/nubia_history.html


Nubia from Crytalinks
http://www.crystalinks.com/nubia.html

Kush, Meroe, and Nubia
http://www.shsu.edu/~his_ncp/Sudan.html

The Nubiandotnet
http://www.thenubian.net/

Ancient Nubia - http://www.freemaninstitute.com/Gallery/nubia.htm

Nubia from Mr. Donn
http://africa.mrdonn.org/kush.html

The Meroitic Mystery from Saudi Aramco World
http://www.saudiaramcoworld.com/issue/198304/the.meroitic.mystery-from.nubia.the.land.of.kush.a.language.lost.in.history.htm

Black Kingdoms of the Nile
http://www.pbs.org/wonders/Episodes/Epi1/1_wondr2.htm

Nubia  -  http://www.angelfire.com/oh/AncientKnowledge/NUBIA.html

The Story of Africa - Nubia
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/africa/features/storyofafrica/3chapter4.shtml


Phoenicia:

Ancient Phoenicia - http://www.gorp.com/weekend-guide/travel-ta-lebanon-archaeology-history-tunisia-sidwcmdev_058294.html
                    http://phoenicia.org/history.html
                    http://www.10452lccc.com/hist.geo/ancientphoenicians.htm

Phoenician Studies
- http://phoenicia.org/

Phoenicia - http://i-cias.com/e.o/phoenicia.htm
            
http://www.angelfire.com/empire2/unkemptgoose/Phonecian.html
            http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/features/world/asia/lebanon/phoenicians-text.html
            http://www.ancient.eu/phoenicia/

Phoenicia from Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenicia

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Wikijunior:Ancient_Civilizations/Phoenicians

History for Kids - Phoenicians
http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/westasia/history/phoenicians.htm

Phoenicia
http://www.encyclopedia.com/html/P/Phoenici.asp


Pompeii:

      
For Kids - http://rome.mrdonn.org/pompeii.html
        
            http://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_rome/pompeii.php

Pompeii: Unraveling Ancient Mysteries
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/pompeii/index.html

Pompeii from Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pompeii

Pompeii Forum Project
http://pompeii.virginia.edu/

Pompeii - The City That Time Has Not Forgotten
http://web.archive.org/web/20041012060955/http://www.umkc.edu/imc/pompeii.htm

Pompeii: Death of A City
http://www.awesomestories.com/disasters/pompeii/summary

Pictures of Pompeii
http://wings.buffalo.edu/AandL/Maecenas/italy_except_rome_and_sicily/pompeii/thumbnails_contents.html


BBC - http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/romans/pompeii_portents_01.shtml


Hebrews:

History for Kids
http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/religion/jews/

WikiJunior - https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Wikijunior:Ancient_Civilizations/Hebrews

Ancient Hebrews

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/hebrews.html

http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/activity/ancient_hebrews/

Canaan and Ancient Israel from University of Pennsylvania
http://www.penn.museum/long-term-exhibits/canaan-and-israel-gallery.html

PBS Heritage Civilization and the Jews
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/heritage/index.html

The Maccabees
http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/activity/maccabees/

The Ancient Hebrews (scroll to middle of page)
http://www.historyguide.org/ancient/lecture4b.html

The Hebrews from Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hebrews


Greece: 

World History - Ancient Greece
http://web.archive.org/web/20040618050453/www.lksd.org/kongiganak/kongiganak/ContinuousEdCarnagie/Carnagie/WorldHistory/WldHistoryCh3/WldHistoryCh3AncientGreeceMain.htm

WikiJunior - https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Wikijunior:Ancient_Civilizations/Greeks

Ancient Greece from Mr. Donn - http://greece.mrdonn.org/index.html
       Greek gods - http://greece.mrdonn.org/greekgods/index.html
     For teachers - http://greece.mrdonn.org/lessonplans.html

       Powerpoints - http://greece.mrdonn.org/powerpoints.html

Odyssey Online - graphics, info, games from Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University
http://www.carlos.emory.edu/ODYSSEY/GREECE/welcome.html

History for Kids - Ancient Greece
http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/greeks/index.htm

The Greeks : Crucible of Civilization from PBS
http://www.pbs.org/empires/thegreeks/htmlver/

Mr. Dowling's Electronic Passport - Ancient Greece
http://www.mrdowling.com/701greece.html

Greek Gods and Goddesses - http://greekgodsandgoddesses.net/

Ancient Greece from Richard Hooker
http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~dee/GREECE/GREECE.HTM


World History Ancient Greece - links to numerous sites and topics

http://history.evansville.net/greece.html

Ancient Greece from Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Greece

The Ancient Greek World - http://www.penn.museum/sites/greek_world/

Ancient Greece - Mythology, Activities,  and Lesson Plans from Susan Seagraves
http://www.oocities.org/sseagraves/greekunit.htm

Ancient and Modern Olympic Sports - http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/Olympics/

Greek Art and Architecture
http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/greeks/art/greekart.htm
http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/greeks/architecture/greekarch.htm

http://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3753872
http://www.ancientgreece.com/s/Art/
http://home.uchicago.edu/~bdcline/AAM/html/Temples.html
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/grarc/hd_grarc.htm
http://upge.wn.com/?t=ancientgreece/index11.txt

http://www.hellenic-art.com/statues/reliefs.htm
http://arthistory.about.com/od/arthistory101/a/greekover.htm

Alexander the Great - maps, text, links - http://1stmuse.com/alex3/alex-synopsys.html

The Ancient Greeks - http://www.arwhead.com/Greeks/

Sparta - http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~dee/GREECE/SPARTA.HTM

Athens - http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~dee/GREECE/ATHENS.HTM

Greek Gods and Goddesses quiz -https://www.goodreads.com/quizzes/11347-the-gods-and-goddesses-of-greek-mythology
                                 http://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_greek_mythology_questions.php

Math Olympics - from Springfield, IL - a way to make a connection to the ancient Olympics
http://web1.springfield.k12.il.us/schools/iles/olympics/index.html


Rome:

BBC The Romans - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/romans/

The Decline and Fall of Rome
http://www.historyguide.org/ancient/lecture14b.html

History for Kids - Ancient Rome
http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/romans/
     The Fall of Rome from History for Kids
       http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/romans/history/fall.htm

World History - Ancient Rome
http://web.archive.org/web/20040624035557/www.lksd.org/kongiganak/kongiganak/ContinuousEdCarnagie/Carnagie/WorldHistory/WldHistoryCh4/WldHistoryCh4AncientRomeMain.htm

Ancient Rome from Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Rome

Ancient Rome
http://www.historylink101.com/ancient_rome.htm

Odyssey Online - games, info, graphics from Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University
http://carlos.emory.edu/ODYSSEY/ROME/homepg.html

The Romans from the BBC in England - very kid-friendly
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/romans/

Ancient Rome from Mr. Donn - http://rome.mrdonn.org/
    For teachers - http://rome.mrdonn.org/lessonplans/index.html
    Powerpoints - http://rome.mrdonn.org/powerpoints.html

Ancient Rome from Social Studies for Kids
http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/subjects/ancientrome.htm

The Colosseum of Ancient Rome
http://www.the-colosseum.net/idx-en.htm

Ancient Rome
http://www.kent.k12.wa.us/staff/DarleneBishop/rome/Rome.html

Mr. Dowling's Electronic Passport - Ancient Rome
http://www.mrdowling.com/702rome.html

The World History of Rome - links
http://web.archive.org/web/20041115011006/http://history.evansville.net/rome.html

Julius Caesar
http://www.roman-empire.net/republic/caesar-index.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julius_caesar
http://www.pbs.org/empires/romans/empire/julius_caesar.html
http://www.vroma.org/~bmcmanus/caesar.html
http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/subjects/juliuscaesar.htm
http://rome.mrdonn.org/caesar.html

Ancient Rome timeline
http://www.exovedate.com/ancient_timeline_one.html

All Roads Lead to Rome webquest - http://www.zunal.com/webquest.php?w=9941
Ancient Rome webquest - http://nanunet.lhric.org/AMBarrMiddleSchool/instttech/AncientRomeWQ/AncientRomeWQShome.htm
                          http://zunal.com/webquest.php?w=163613

A Day at the Colosseum webquest - http://www.classzone.com/cz/ot/webquest/u6/intro.jsp
                                    http://www.createwebquest.com/webquest/gladiatorslife-colosseum
 
For fun - the Caesar Cipher - https://www.nsa.gov/resources/everyone/digital-media-center/publications/cryptokids/


Indus Valley:

World History - Indus Valley
http://web.archive.org/web/20040131224724/www.lksd.org/kongiganak/kongiganak/ContinuousEdCarnagie/Carnagie/WorldHistory/WldHistoryCh2/WldHistoryCh2IndusValley.htm

Indus Valley from the BBC and the United Kingdom
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/indusvalley/

http://www.ancientindia.co.uk/indus/home_set.html

Daily Life in Ancient India from Mr. Donn
http://india.mrdonn.org/index.html
    For teachers - http://india.mrdonn.org/lessonplans.html

Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro - https://www.harappa.com/slideshows
     Harappa Map - http://www.mapsofindia.com/history/indus-valley-civilization.html
     

Indus Valley Civilization - http://www.crystalinks.com/induscivilization.html
http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/southasia/History/Ancient/Indus2.html

The World History of India
http://history.evansville.net/india.html

Ancient India from Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_India

Mr. Dowling's Electronic Passport - India
http://www.mrdowling.com/612india.html

Ancient India -  http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~dee/ANCINDIA/ANCINDIA.HTM

Ancient India - http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/prehistory/india/index.shtml



Other:

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
http://www.unmuseum.org/wonders.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_seven_wonders_of_the_ancient_world
http://www.cleveleys.co.uk/wonders/sevenwondersoftheworld.htm

http://www.history.com/topics/seven-ancient-wonders-of-the-world

Ancient Civilizations and Their Number Systems - http://www.math.wichita.edu/history/topics/num-sys.html
http://education.ed.pacificu.edu/charlesm/courses/mathsci/numsys/numsys.html
http://www.historyworld.net/wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=ab34

Ancient Calendars and Clocks - http://www.nist.gov/pml/general/time/ancient.cfm

National Geographic's Three Cities compares Alexandria/Cordoba/NYC
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/3cities/

Egyptian Lesson Plans and Activities
    http://www.dia.org/education/egypt-teachers/
    http://www.neferchichi.com/lessonplans.html (scroll down the page)
   
http://www.proteacher.com/090012.shtml
(scroll down the page)

Ancient Civilizations standards - http://www.uen.org/core/core.do?courseNum=6220
                                http://teachinghistory.org/teaching-materials/state-standards/california/6

EdSitement Lesson Plans
http://edsitement.neh.gov/tab_lesson.asp?subjectArea=3&subcategory=32

Ancient Civilizations webquest -
 
http://coe.west.asu.edu/students/dmatousek/ancientwq/ancient_civilizations_wq.htm


 

Clip art   and  http://ancienthistory.about.com/library/bl/bl_clipart1.htm 

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