Grade 7: Eastern Hemisphere Web Sites

Web sites focusing on Eastern Hemisphere history and cultures.

  • 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.
  • U.S. Department of State Country Background Information - Provides factual information on the world's independent states, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
  • Time Machine - 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.
  • 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.
  • Timelines - Choose people, history, or events and students can see what happened simultaneously in Latin America, Japan, Europe,Greece, Egypt, Rome, India, China, Oceania, North America, Russia. Great for discussions on the causes of the rise and falls of civilizations.
  • 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.
  • Outreach World - A comprehensive one-stop resource for teaching international and area studies.
  • Connect All Schools- Created by the US Department of Education, this resource is desgined to help teachrs connect their students globally through internet collaboration and interaction.
  • Mapping History: An Electronic Map Library - This site has an electronic map library covering major events in Latin America and European History. Many of them are interactive.
  • PBS Web Based "Activity Packs"  - PBS has gathered web based links of instructional resources and activities focused around specific themes. They're convenient and free.
  • Exploring Africa - Exploring Africa! Curriculum is divided into Units, Modules, and Learning Activities. Each unit covers a major topic or theme in the study of Africa. Each unit is divided into thematic, disciplinary, regional, or country modules. Each module is comprised of four to eight learning activities. The learning activities in each module vary in length of time needed for completion. Each module will take between two and five standard 50-minute class periods to complete. Teachers are free to select learning activities from a module or to complete all of the learning activities. Each module and lesson also includes teacher background notes and guidelines designed to aid teachers in the most effective use of the learning and teaching activities.
  • Windows on Asia - This site features: Country fact Sheets, Essays on history, culture, geography, and religion, Teaching modiles, Links to Asian newspapers, Links to quality Asia-related websites.
  • Internet African History Sourcebook - This is a comprehensive resource on the history of human societies in the continent of Africa. It also contains many other helpful links.
  • Russia's Hermitage Museum: Virtual Academy for Students They offer 7 free online courses for students based on the works in the museum and cover a wide variety of time periods and topics including: ancient Rome, ancient Egypt, Knights, etc.
  • Ancient Mesopotamia: This History, Our History - This site explores the everyday lives of people who lived thousands of years ago in the area now called Iraq. Learn about the "cradle of civilization" through lessons and artifacts organized around 14 themes.
  • The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology at the University of Michigan - Check out their popular Civilization in a Crate program. It's inexpensive and comprehensive.