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Current Events
http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/ - Current events from around the world. Look for actual news articles in the column in the middle of the page titled "World News."

http://newsela.com/ - Good resource, but you need to make an account
Directions to create an account:
1. Click on the link above.
2. Click on SIGN IN / REGISTER in the upper left-hand corner.
3. Enter this code, ZJBJH, in the box that asks you for the sign-up code.4. Enter your first and last name.5. Enter a user name and password of your choice.6. Start searching for news articles.
Some other current events sources:
http://www.timeforkids.com/news-archive/world
http://www.cnn.com/studentnews/ - Daily 10 minute summary of the day's news.
http://www.studentnewsdaily.com/


Social Studies Study Tools

Sheppard Software



6th Grade
Ancient Egypt
Project description: Ancient Egypt Travel Brochure Project
Links to websites for your expert topics:
1. Fast Facts About Egypt: geography, language spoken, famous places, interesting tidbits

MrDonn’s Ancient Egypt for Kids - http://egypt.mrdonn.org/index.html

Map of Ancient Egypt - http://oi.uchicago.edu/OI/INFO/MAP/SITE/Egypt_Site_150dpi.html

Geography of Egypt - http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/geography/home.html

Maps of Ancient Egypt from the British Museum
http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/geography/explore/arch.html

Mysteries of Egypt – Geography - http://www.civilisations.ca/civil/egypt/egcgeo1e.html
Click on Nile River button at the bottom of the page.

Mr. Dowling’s site - http://www.mrdowling.com/604egypt.html - Read “The Gift of the Nile”

Life in Ancient Egypt - The Natural World
http://www.carnegiemnh.org/exhibits/egypt/naturalworld.htm


2. Walk Like An Egyptian: daily life in ancient Egypt, clothing, food, family, boys and girls, school

MrDonn.org - http://members.aol.com/Donnclass/Egyptlife.html
Read “Daily Life in Ancient Egypt”

The British Museum site - http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/menu.html - Click on “Egyptian Life”

Carnegie Museum of Natural History – Daily Life
http://www.carnegiemnh.org/exhibits/egypt/dailylife.htm

The Cleveland Museum of Art – Food, Clothing
http://www.clevelandart.org/kids/egypt/roseff.html#food


3. Egyptian Hieroglyphics: What are they? Why were they used? Samples of hieroglyphics

Seaworld.org – Hieroglyphics-http://www.seaworld.org/fun-zone/fun-guides/egypt/hieroglyphics.htm

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
http://penn.museum/cgi/hieroglyphsreal.php
Learn how to write your name in hieroglyphics!

MrDowling’s The Rosetta Stone - http://www.mrdowling.com/604-rosettastone.html

History for Kids! – Egyptian Hieroglyphics
http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/egypt/literature/hieroglyphs.htm


4. Egyptian Pyramids: What do they look like? Where are they? Why were they built? Who built them?

Pyramid Construction - http://www.civilisations.ca/civil/egypt/egca12e.html

Mysteries of Egypt – Architecture - http://www.civilisations.ca/civil/egypt/egca01e.html

Carnegie Museum of Natural History – Tombs
http://www.carnegiemnh.org/exhibits/egypt/tombs.htm

Nova, Pyramids - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/pyramid/explore/




Ancient India

Ancient India Folders Project:


Links for research:


Ancient Indus Valley
Mr. Donn's India page
Aryan Daily Life
Glorious India
The Ramayana
Ancient India - The British Museum
Buddhism
Hinduism for Kids
Monuments of India
History of India
Animals of India
History for Kids - Ancient Indian Art
The Story of India - PBS
Gandhi
Ganesh
Hanuman




Ancient Greece

Step 1: Mapping Activity - Label the following places on the Map of Ancient Greece Handout using the linked locations below or a historical atlas:

Bodies of Water:
Adriatic Sea
Aegean Sea
Gulf of Corinth
Ionian Sea
Mediterranean Sea

Ancient Cities:
Athens
Ithaca
Knossos
Marathon
Mycenae
Sparta
Thebes
Troy

Physical Features:
Asia Minor
Island of Crete
Mount Olympus
Peloponnesian Penninsula

Battle Sites:
Straits of Salamis
Thermopylae

Kingdom:
Macedonia


GREECE, Secrets of the Past Full Documentary - ΕΛΛΑΣ, ΜΥΣΤΙΚΑ ΤΟΥ ΠΑΡΕΛΘΟΝΤΟΣ from Gmk Georges on Vimeo.