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Ancient Civilizations Web Sites- Sixth Grade African Civilizations Did you know that there were African kings that were as rich as the Egyptian kings thousands of years ago? Africa is the home to many ancient civilizations. One culture, the Nubians, lived along the Nile River in northern Africa. By 2000 BC, the kingdom was called the Kingdom of Kush. You can read about the Axums, people that lived along the Red Sea, and the Nok people that lived along the Niger River. Other African people that you can learn about on this site are: The Bantu Peoples, The... Topic: Africa--Civilization, Ancient civilization, Civilization, Ancient URL: http://www.kidspast.com/world-history/0093-african-civilizations.php Ancient Astronomy Calendars, Navigation, Predictions :The stars in the sky have always fascinated human beings. Thousands of years ago, people in ancient civilizations made up stories about the stars and constellations and created calendars from changes they saw in the Moon and the Sun. Take a trip back through time on the Space Today web site to learn about what ancient peoples from around the world knew about astronomy. Find out about some of the most important discoveries of ancient astronomers. Topic: Astronomy, Ancient, Astronomy--History URL: http://www.spacetoday.org/SolSys/Earth/AncientAstronomy.html Collapse: Why Do Civilizations Fall? Several ancient civilizations collapsed thousands of years ago. Many scientists have researched these civilizations to try to learn why they suddenly declined and disappeared. On this site, you will read about the Maya civilization from Central America. You will also read about Mesopotamia in the Middle East, Chaco Canyon in the American Southwest, and Mali and Songhai in West Africa. Trash and artifacts of ancient cultures can tell us a lot about the people who lived in a particular region... Topic: Ancient civilization, Civilization, Ancient URL: http://www.learner.org/interactives/collapse/index.html Mesopotamia: Birth of Civilization Here is a wonderful game on the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia. You can download the game to play with four or more players, for free! "Mesopotamia follows the rise and fall of twenty nations from the Sumerians to the Persians over two thousand years of history." This game is very simple to play and has been used in schools to teach students about ancient civilizations. The game is part of a Web site that has historical games for families. Topic: Mesopotamia--Civilization URL: http://www.archsoc.com/games/Mesopotamia.html Middle Eastern Civilizations In the beginning, human beings were hunters and gatherers. But, as humans developed tools and began to domesticate animals, and farm crops, villages were formed. These people shared a common culture and religious beliefs. There became a need for common laws and leaders of society. This site is about ancient Middle Eastern civilizations and empires. Read about the Phoenicians, The Israelites, The Hittite Empire, Ancient Civilizations Web Sites- Sixth Grade The Assyrian Empire, the Persian Empire, and many other groups of people that... Topic: Ancient civilization, Civilization, Ancient, Civilization--History, Middle East--Civilization URL: http://www.kidspast.com/world-history/0042-middle-eastern-civilizations.php Museum Education: Kids' Corner Would you like to take a trip to ancient Egypt and prepare a mummy for burial? How about examining fragments from an ancient tomb to study their meaning? Just for kids, this web site from the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago has activities that will help you learn about life in ancient Egypt. Study an ancient art work about a cat, a mouse, and a boy, and click on the timeline for important periods in Egypt's history. Topic: Ancient civilization, Civilization, Ancient, Egypt--Antiquities, Egypt--Civilization, Egypt--History, Egypt--Social life and customs URL: http://oi.uchicago.edu/OI/MUS/ED/kids.html Near Eastern Antiquities The Louvre Museum in France has one of the best collections of antiquities of any other museum in the world. Here you can learn about the ancient Oriental and Islamic world by viewing selected antiquities preserved from as far back as 4000 B.C. The displays are set up in chronological order by region, with Mesopotamia, Iran, and Levant and Arabia featured. The vast collection of Islamic art is given a section all of its own. Topic: Ancient civilization, Civilization, Ancient, Mesopotamia URL: http://www.louvre.fr/llv/oeuvres/detail_departement.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=1408474395181111&CURRENT_LLV_DEP%3C%3Efolder_id=1408474395181111&FOLDER%3C%3EbrowsePath=1408474395181111&bmUID=1123103349901&bmLocale=en Odyssey Online Odyssey Online is an online exploration of ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece, Rome, and Africa. In Odyssey Online you'll find museum objects from museums around the United States. You can make your own discoveries through cool puzzles, games, and worksheets. When you see a picture of a museum object, click on the picture to learn more about it! Topic: Ancient civilization, Civilization, Ancient URL: http://www.carlos.emory.edu/ODYSSEY/index.html Ancient Civilizations Web Sites- Sixth Grade Persians One ancient group of people who lived in the Middle East and West Asia was the Persians. The Persians were nomadic; they traveled with their cattle to look for food. Not much is known about the Persians when they lived in this area around 1200 B.C. Later on, around 559 B.C. a Persian man named Cyrus became a great king. You can learn about Cyrus the Great, King Xerxes, and the Persian people on this History for Kids Web site. Topic: Ancient civilization, Civilization, Ancient, Middle East--Civilization URL: http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/westasia/history/persians.htm Smith College Museum of Ancient Inventions The Museum of Ancient Inventions, hosted by Smith College, highlights the technological achievements of ancient society. The site includes examples of looms and textiles, musical instruments, pottery and glass, weapons, and more. Each exhibit contains a brief historical description, construction methods and problems, and source material. The exhibits were created as projects by students in Smith's History of Science class. This is an informative Web site detailing some of the creative... Topic: Ancient civilization, Civilization, Ancient, Science, Ancient URL: http://www.smith.edu/hsc/museum/ancient_inventions/home.htm The Rise of Civilizations Civilization began when human beings began to live in villages, share common laws, share a common faith, and share a common culture. Men began to make tools and create different jobs. People traded with different cultures. You can learn about some of these civilizations on this special history Web site for kids. Read about the Egyptian Empire, the Egyptian Pyramids, The Sumerians, The Mesopotamian Empire, The Babylonians, The Chinese Civilization, and many more early civilizations on this site. Topic: Ancient civilization, Civilization, Ancient, Civilization--History URL: http://www.kidspast.com/world-history/0025-rise-of-civilizations.php The Story of the Nile Can a river have a story? Visit this web page and read through the story of the Nile River. This story is rich in history and in significance. Did you know that without the Nile River, Egypt might not have become one of the greatest ancient civilizations? Do you know why? Featured here is the story of the Nile River and its dramatic physical, political, and spiritual influence on Egypt. Visit this site and begin reading this fascinating story. Topic: Nile River, Nile River Valley--Civilization URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians/nile_01.shtml

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