Sunday, August 06, 2006

History and Mystery

A study of ancient History can baffle, amaze, excite and enlighten us.

In relation to some of your chosen topics, investigate these sites as starting points.
Remember to be critical of websites. Try to decide whether or not they suit your purposes. Are they accurate or trustworthy? Do they help you to answer your key questions/essential questions/foundation questions/subsidiary questions?

Enjoy

WHy was the SPhinx built?
http://www.ancient-egypt-online.com/ancient-egyptian-pyramids.html

Did the ROman eMpire disappear? Was it destroyed? How, Why and by Whom?
http://ancienthistory.about.com/library/bl/uc_dorrington1.htm

What was life like in Ancient China?
http://members.aol.com/Donnclass/Chinalife.html

Are you a young Picasso?
http://www.geocities.com/ljacoby_2000/picasso.html

So why did Egyptians revere characters with jackal or falcon heads? - the weirdos...
http://www.egyptianmyths.net/section-deities.htm

The Caesar Cypher - there was more than one caesar,
http://www.roman-britain.org/people/_caesars.htm
but we tend to think of Julius when we use that title. He was famous for many reasons and he had many tricks up his sleeve.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caesar_cipher

Those Greeks had a thing or two to say about life. Which one of the famous Greek Philosophers do you think was the most influential?
http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/greeks/philosophy/index.htm

Now a unified Republic, the area known as Italy has seen many political divisions, including the Kingdom of Naples and Sicily, the republics of Florence and Venice, the Duchy of Milan, and the Papal States.
http://europeanhistory.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=europeanhistory&zu=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.arcaini.com%2FITALY%2FItalyHistory%2FItalyHistory.html

Some people are fascinated by more recent history - the 80s were an interesting time in "fashion"... I know - I was there!
http://www.prebble.com/80sFashionFile.html

Perhaps the 50s and 60s might tickle your fancy a bit more - cultural changes were interesting and fashion changes were an outward expression of that...
http://www.teacheroz.com/retro.htm

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7 comments:

magster said...

COOL thanks for the website Mr'Woody really helpful!

Mr Woody said...

no problemo magster - he one listed as being suitable for adults has a good break down of each of his "periods" - i suggest you look at each one and produce a self portrait in your favourites three styles, including cubism, of course. or something like that.
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laffydaffy said...

Thanks Mr Woody, thanks sooooooooooooo much, it's really and there is other info that i could use

dan said...

thank you mr woody lots of info

Mr Woody said...

my pleasure dan and laffy - dan - i went to your blog and there is nothing there.... i couldn't leave any comments.

Sig said...

Thanks for the information on Rome! It was really helpful! =)

dan said...

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