Grade 6: Western Hemisphere Web Sites
These web sites focus on the history and cultures of the Western Hemisphere.
- All of Thinkfinity.org
's 55,000 standards-based K-12 lesson plans, student materials, interactive tools and reference materials are reviewed by the nation's leading education organizations to ensure that content is accurate, up-to-date, unbiased and appropriate for students.
Mr. Donn's Ancient History Lessons
- This award winning site was created by two teachers. Most of the links and lesson plans focus on Ancient History and World History. The links are up-to-date and it's very user friendly. It also incorporates children's literature.
- HyperHistory is an expanding scientific project presenting 3,000 years of world history with an interactive combination of synchronoptic lifelines, timelines, and maps. A display from the simple to the more complex. The graphics in the Center Panel provide a first quick overview of general information linked to short texts in the right Text Panel. More comprehensive information is provided at the bottom of the text files with www links.
Maps of War Site
- Hard to explain but fascinating and worth the effort to take a look. Maps-of-War presents a special list of the best multimedia war maps from across the world wide web.
Global Education Resources for K-12
- It contains approximately 1,000 entries. The directory is organized into categories. Featured are teaching materials, technology, travel and exchange programs, and information on conferences and publications.
Latin America Resources from MSU
- Latin America School and Educational Resource provides online resources for teaching about Latin America. Included are country fact sheets, background information, lessons and modules by teachers, images and links to quality websites related to Latin America. LASER provides a searchable database of resources that are organized thematically, by grade level and subject area. By the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Michigan State University.
PBS: Lost Kingdom of the Maya
- Welcome to the companion Web site to the PBS series. The film follows the work of archeologists who are using new excavations and hieroglyphic translations to interpret the early history of Copán, a Classic Maya site in northern Honduras.
The MesoAmerican Ballgame
- This site has interactive timelines and maps of ancient MesoAmerica, from the Olmec to Spanish conquests, The virtual tour of the the ball court describes the ball game that was a part of the Olmec, Mayan, and Aztec culture.
- A comprehensive one-stop resource for teaching international and area studies.
- It's a time machine. Click on this link and you can travel to pages with maps and short histories of each geographical region of the world. You can click on as little as 40 years ago or as long as 10,000 years ago.