Posts Tagged ‘Ancient Egypt’

Discovering Ancient Egypt

July 27th, 2017

 

It’s Thursday, July 27, 2017, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Discovering Ancient Egypt

(discoveringegypt.com/)

Age Range: 10-18 (Grades 5-12, with parental supervision)

 

Learn about ancient Egypt with this ad-supported website from Mark Millmore.

Through colorful illustrations, videos, and text learn about: 

  • Hieroglyphs – Explore hieroglyphic writing and the Rosetta Stone.
  • Typewriter – Use the online keyboard to type out a message in hieroglyphics and then email a link of your message to someone to check out your message.
  • Numbers – Practice ancient Egyptian mathematics and try to solve some math problems written in hieroglyphs.
  • Pyramids Temples – Read the brief introduction then use the right-hand menu to learn about the pyramids and temples of Egypt.
  • Temples in 3D – See how Mr. Millmore created 3D images and videos of the Egyptian temples.
  • Pharaohs of Egypt – Discover the kings and queens of Egypt.
  • Egyptian Gods – Learn about the Egyptian Gods.
  • Mummification – An overview of the mummification process
  • Newsletter – Archives of past newsletters
  • Egyptian Inventions – A brief list of the most well-known things invented by the Egyptians

There are also apps and software available for sale for IOS and PC located on various pages and at the “Discovering Egypt Shop” link.

This website provides a great overview of ancient Egyptian history.

Visit the Pyramids of Egypt

March 3rd, 2017

 

It’s Friday, March 3, 2017, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

PBS NOVA: Pyramids

(www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/explore-ancient-egypt.html)

Age Range: 9-18 (Grades 4-12, with parental supervision)

 

The tomb of Egyptian boy, King Tut, was discovered on November 4, 1922. Would you like to explore a pyramid and check out a pharaoh’s burial chamber? At this PBS website, you can take a free virtual tour of the Great Pyramid of Giza, the tombs and temples of Thebes, and you can even take a virtual walk around the Sphinx! This interactive virtual tour of the Land of the Pharaohs is provided through 360° panoramas and stunning photographs with interesting and informative text.

When you get to the site, you’ll see a picture of pyramids in the center of the page. Click on the words, “LAUNCH INTERACTIVE” next to the picture. A new screen opens to a map of ancient Egypt and drop-down menus that allow you to explore: 

  • Old Kingdom – Explore the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Khufu Pyramid, the Khafre Pyramid, the Sphinx, and the Giza Plateau.
  • New Kingdom – Virtually tour the Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, Colossus of Memnon, the Tomb of Riekhmire, and the Tomb of Ramose.

Simply click on the place you want to explore. If you select a pyramid, the image will appear on the screen with a drop-down menu that invites you to look inside the pyramid, see a cross-section map of the pyramid, view artifacts, and browse the photo gallery.

If you select a monument such as the Sphinx or Colossus of Memnon, you can take a “walk-around” virtual tour.

The images and content are spectacular. Younger children may enjoy this presentation with adult assistance to read the text and navigate the site.

Discover Ancient Egypt

March 19th, 2015

 

It’s Thursday, March 19, 2015, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Discover Ancient Egypt

 

Age Range: All (children with parental supervision)

 

Take an interactive adventure and explore an ancient Egyptian tomb and much more with this website presented by the National Museum of Scotland.
Choose from 6 interactive presentations: 
  • The Three Pyramids
  • Egyptian Tomb Adventure
  • Land of the Egyptians
  • Dress like an Egyptian
  • Egyptian hieroglyphics
  • Temple stores game
After making your selection, follow the easy-to-follow instructions to move through the presentation. Through the various interactive maps, images, games, informative text, and more, students will learn about:
  • The country of Egypt
  • How ancient Egyptians prepared bodies for the afterlife
  • Egyptian tombs
  • Egyptian clothing
  • Hieroglyphics
  • Supplies needed by craftsmen of the day
This website makes a fun addition to your ancient Egypt studies.

Math Biographies, History, & More!

October 15th, 2012

Hi!  It’s Monday, October 15, 2012 and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

MacTutor History of Math Archive

Age Range: 10 and up (Some of the trivia will appeal to younger students, with parental supervision.)

This website archives the biographies of famous and not-so-famous mathematicians, including a “Mathematicians of the Day” feature. It also maintains an index of the history of various math strands like Numbers, Algebra, and Geometry, as well as the history of math in various cultures such as those in Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, China, India, America and more.

When you get to the site, simply use the search tool or the menu on the left of the screen to access:

*Biographies Index – Read the life stories of mathematicians through the ages.  Search for names alphabetically, or search various time periods from 500 AD to the present.

*History Topics Index – Click on links to learn about mathematics in various cultures from Ancient Babylonia to the Mayan culture to present day America.  You can also learn the history of various mathematical topics such as Algebra, Analysis, Numbers, Number Theory, Geometry, Topology, Mathematical Physics, Mathematical Astronomy, and more.

*Famous Curves Index – Learn the history of various math curves such as the Cartesian Oval, Devil’s Curve, Fermat’s Spiral, Involute of a Circle, Newton’s Parabolas, Serpentine, Talbot’s Curve, Watt’s Curve, the Witch of Agnesi, and more.

*Mathematicians of the Day – Find out which mathematicians were born (and who died) every day of the year. Bookmark the site, and check it daily. The entire year is archived here – look up your birthday and see what mathematician was born on the same day as you!

This site offers a unique way to engage students in the study of mathematics, and a way to further explore math for those who simply can’t get enough of it.

Free “Myth In Art” Curriculum

September 29th, 2012

Hi! It’s Saturday, September 29, 2012 and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Minneapolis Institute of Arts: World Myths & Legends in Art

Age Range: 11 and up (with parental supervision; younger children may enjoy aspects of this presentation)

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts sponsors this website that offers a free, downloadable curriculum and website presentation titled, “World Myths & Legends in Art.” It presents stories and folk lore from cultures around the world that have inspired artists to give them visual form.

When you get to the site, you’ll see a brief introduction and four icon menus that include:

*Art by Culture – View myth-inspired artwork from cultures in Africa, China, Ancient Egypt, Western Europe, Ancient Greece, Japan and more.

*What is Myth – Read an introduction to myth, and learn why they are such compelling stories for artists to depict.

*Art by Theme – Explore the artistic creations of art themed around myths about creation, gods, heroes, animals, or beast characters.

*View All Art – Click on icon images of the 26 works of art displayed on the site, and learn more about the artwork as well as the myth or legend that it depicts.

*Compare and Contrast – This is an interactive online essay activity. Students select two works of art from the presentation and write a short essay comparing and contrasting them.

Before you dive in, it may help to read “How to Use This Site” that is located on a tiny horizontal menu bar below the main selections. There, you will also find a link to the free, “Downloadable Curriculum to use offline. It’s a remarkable resource in art history and appreciation that is divided into a series of lessons and includes discussion questions. If you have middle and high school age children, this could be a terrific learning tool for the whole family to use together. 

 

History in the Movies!

May 10th, 2012

Hi!  It’s Thursday, May 10, 2012 and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
History in the Movies

Age Range: 10 and up (parents should preview and supervise)

Do you supplement history studies by watching historical films like epics, biopics, period pieces, and true-life stories? Films set in the past can help students visualize a particular era or period in time – but are they historically accurate? At this website, university history professor, Cathy Schultz, Ph.D., comments on the accuracy of over 50 historical films.

This site is an archive of Ms. Schultz’s syndicated newspaper column in which she explains if history really happened the way it is depicted in films. It’s a terrific resource that can enhance the use of films to further learning.  

When you get to the site you’ll see an introduction and some featured news items and headlines. Use the vertical menu “Film List” on the left side of the page to locate a film of interest. NOTE: The movies include a variety ratings from PG through R. Some of the film titles include:

  • 300
  • The Alamo
  • The Aviator
  • Cinderella Man
  • DaVinci Code
  • Dreamgirls
  • Elizabeth: the Golden Age
  • Flags of our Fathers
  • The King’s Speech
  • Last Samurai
  • The Men Who Stare at Goats
  • National Treasure
  • Oliver Twist
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Pirates of the Caribbean 2
  • Walk the Line
  • We Are Marshall

Click on any film title and a new page opens to the article that exposes the truth and the fiction depicted in the movie.

Don’t miss “Resources for teaching with historical films” that is directly above the “Film List” on the menu. You’ll find links to more sites that list and discuss historical films. In fact, one of the links leads to content by Paul Halsall of the University of North Florida who provides questions to ask as you watch and review a film including:

  • What seems to be accurate in the film? What sources are you using to assess accuracy?
  • What liberties does the film take with the past? Why?
  • What, if any, modern point is the film trying make?

By the way, ClickScholar Cie recommended HistoryAndMovies.com” an ad-supported entertainment and reference website that provides a free directory of historical movies indexed according to “Time Periods” including:

  • Ancient Egypt
  • Ancient Greece
  • Ancient Rome
  • Middle Ages
  • Viking Age
  • British Empire/Europe
  • American History

Just click on a time period and a new page opens with a menu of movie titles. Each listing includes information about the film along with a video clip or trailer. Movies on this list are rated from G to R.

Again, this is a helpful resource for finding movies to supplement history studies. Parents, as always, should preview the site and supervise Internet access.

 

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