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

History for Kids - https://www.historyforkids.net/ancient-china.html

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 - https://www.historyforkids.net/ancient-china.html


Kids Discover - https://online.kidsdiscover.com/unit/ancient-china

The Silk Road -https://historyforkids.org/the-silk-road/

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

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.unmuseum.org/hangg.htm
                             
https://www.wonders-of-the-world.net/Seven/Gardens-of-Babylon.php


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

Penn Museum - https://www.penn.museum/sites/egypt/egyptintro.shtml

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


History for Kids - ancient Egypt
- https://www.historyforkids.net/ancient-egypt.html
                                   https://historyforkids.org/ancient-egypt-2/

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

http://www.mythicalcreaturesguide.com/page/Egyptian+Mythology
https://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/civil/egypt/egcr09e.html
https://discoveringegypt.com/ancient-egyptian-gods-and-goddesses/

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

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

     New York Times Daily Lesson Plan 'Mummy Dearest'
- http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/1999/08/24/mummy-dearest/

     
     Egyptian Mummies from the Smithsonian - http://www.si.edu/Encyclopedia_SI/nmnh/mummies.htm
     
     Mummification Simulation - https://www.neferchichi.com/copy-of-activities-for-kids

     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 - https://www.worldhistory.org/article/933/daily-life-in-ancient-egypt/
                    https://www.historyforkids.net/egyptian-daily-life.html
                    https://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/civil/egypt/egcl01e.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

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

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
https://asia.si.edu/collections-area/egyptian/


Egyptian Math pages - lots of activities and history, too
http://egypt.mrdonn.org/math.html
https://explorable.com/egyptian-mathematics
http://www.storyofmathematics.com/egyptian.html
http://www.eyelid.co.uk/numbers.htm
https://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/civil/egypt/egcs04e.html

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

Fun and Learning - https://www.neferchichi.com/fun-and-learning


Kush Civilization:

Civilizations in Africa: Kush - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_Kush
                                         https://www.nationalgeographic.org/media/kingdoms-kush/  
                   https://www.ducksters.com/history/africa/kingdom_of_kush.php
   
Nubia - Its Glory and Its People -  
https://oi.uchicago.edu/museum-exhibits/history-ancient-nubiaOLD
https://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-met/collection-areas/egyptian-art/temple-of-dendur-50/nubia

http://touregypt.net/historicalessays/nubia.htm

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

http://www.anth.ucsb.edu/faculty/stsmith/research/nubia_history.html

http://www.crystalinks.com/nubia.html
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 - https://www.ageofempires.com/history/phoenician-culture/
                    http://phoenicia.org/history.html
                    https://kidskonnect.com/history/phoenicia/
                    http://www.10452lccc.com/hist.geo/ancientphoenicians.htm
                    http://www.ancient.eu/phoenicia/
                                    http://phoenicia.org/
            
              http://www.angelfire.com/empire2/unkemptgoose/Phonecian.html

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

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

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

                https://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/pompeii

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
https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/829/
https://www.pompeionline.net/en/


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


Hebrews:

Hebrews - https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/who-were-the-hebrews
            http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/hebrews.html

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

Ancient Hebrews
- https://ancientcivilizationsworld.com/hebrew/

The Maccabees - https://www.chabad.org/holidays/chanukah/article_cdo/aid/3857239/jewish/The-Maccabees-The-Jewish-Freedom-Fighters.htm

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 - https://www.penn.museum/sites/greek_world/index.html
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

History for Kids - https://historyforkids.org/ancient-greece/

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

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/

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
https://www.ducksters.com/history/art/ancient_greek_art.php

https://www.historyforkids.net/ancient-greek-art.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

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5329b201e4b09fd47861cac1/t/5c7c28dcf4e1fc6a4a859a9d/1551640827578/March19Week1.pdf

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 - https://www.historyforkids.net/ancient-rome.html
                  
http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/romans/  
                   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

Penn Museum Ancient Rome - https://www.penn.museum/sites/worlds_intertwined/roman/main.shtml

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 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhxmn39
                                                                      https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwmpfg8

 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 - https://www.history.com/topics/ancient-rome/ancient-rome

All Roads Lead to Rome webquest - http://www.zunal.com/webquest.php?w=9941
Ancient Rome webquest - http://zunal.com/webquest.php?w=163613                         
A Day at the Colosseum webquest - http://www.createwebquest.com/webquest/gladiatorslife-colosseum

For fun - the Caesar Cipher - https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/computer-science/caesar-cipher
                               https://brilliant.org/wiki/caesar-cipher/


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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