History Through The Ancient & Natural Wonders of the World

September 23rd, 2004 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Recommended Website:
7 Wonders of the World

Think Quest offers this website, authored by 5th graders, that presents information in text and photographs about the 7 Ancient Wonders of the World, the 7 Natural Wonders of the World, and the students’ private list of 7 Wonders. When you get to the site you’ll see a brief introduction and a menu that includes:

  • Ancient Wonders — Learn about the Great Pyramid, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, The Temple of Zeus, The Colossus of Rhodes, The Lighthouse of Alexandria, The Temple of Artemus and the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus.
  • Natural Wonders — Discover Mount Everest, The Matterhorn, The Meteor Crater, Victoria Falls, Ayers Rock, The Grand Canyone, The Great Barrier Reef.
  • Our Wonders — The students’ ideas on what should be designated as “wonders” including Stonehenge, The Giant Redwoods, The Butterfly Migration, The Great Wall of China, Rainbows, Aurora Borealis, and The Wisonsin Dells.
  • Activities — Take a Quiz to test your knowledge of the world wonders and then play a world wonder word search game.

Each of the wonders presented offers a short history along with a photograph or illustration. Be sure to have a world globe or atlas on hand and have the kids find each wonder on a map. That way, you can incorporate some geography into your exploration of the world wonders.


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