7th Grade Projects

Maya Day

Search the Online Catalog from the Library site and the selection of books in your classroom.

Online Encyclopedias and Reference
Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia  User: ross Password: school
( Please note that Ross School is under “participating non-public schools”)

World Book Online User: ross Password: school
( Please note that Ross School is under “participating non-public schools”)

Databases
ABC CLIO World History/Ancient & Medieval Eras User Name: ross  Password: school
( Please note that Ross School is under “participating non-public schools”)
ARTstor
ABC-CLIO Daily Life Through History User Name: rossstudent  Password: school
Oxford Art Online User: ross  Password: ross_student
World Religions: Belief Culture and Controversy User Name: ross   Password: school
( Please note that Ross School is under “participating non-public schools”)

Websites
General Information
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
The NMAI is dedicated to acting as a resource for the hemisphere’s Native communities and to serving the greater public as an honest and thoughtful conduit to Native cultures—present and past—in all their richness, depth, and diversity.
TimeMap of World History
A comprehensive atlas and encyclopedia of world history. It contains over 650 maps and 1,000 pages of supporting text. It is designed to be easy to navigate, through both time and space.
Ancient History Encyclopedia
Students can explore topics using a time line, a geographical search, and natural language searches.
Ancient Civilizations
An online version of a textbook, the site features information about major aspects of the prehistoric world.  Accessible language is used to describe the time periods and major events; sidebars contain links that lead to external websites on the topic.
History.com

Agriculture and Diet
Maya Food & Agriculture .

Calendar
Calendars Through the Ages: The Mayan Calendar – explore the fascinating history of the human endeavor to organize our lives in accordance with the sun and stars.
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian – living Maya time, sun, corn and the calendar

Cosmology and Mythology
The Mayan Pantheon - Explores the many gods of the Maya .
Creation Story of the Maya

Folk Tales
Maya Culture – traditional Storyteller’s Tales, Maya Village Life Now; Sounds, phrases, numbers.
Native Languages of Americas – Maya Legends and Traditional Stories.

Hieroglyphs
Maya Art Books – international photographic archive of Maya art.
The Maya Astronomy Page – Maya Writing.

Mathematics
The Maya Astronomy Page – Maya Math.
Mayan Math – detailed description and examples.

Recipes
The Food Timeline – Maya.
Mexico Connect – Mexican Chocolate: A Culinary Revolution.

Scribes
Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies – Maya hieroglyphic writing. 

Math Enrichment

Books

Search the Online Catalog from the library site and the reserve shelf in the reading library

Databases

ABC CLIO World History/Ancient & Medieval Eras User Name: ross  Password: school
( Please note that Ross School is under “participating non-public schools”)

Greenwood Daily Life Through History User Name: rossstudent  Password: school

E-Library Science   User Name: ross  Password: school
( Please note that Ross School is under “participating non-public schools”)

Websites
Golden Triangle
Encyclopedia Brittanica Fibonacci
Encyclopedia Brittanica The Pythagorean Theorem
Khan Academy Probabilities in Genetics


Pompeii and Herculaneum

Books
Search the Online Catalog from the Library site and the selection of books in your classroom.

Databases
ABC CLIO World History/Ancient & Medieval Eras User Name: ross  Password: school

ABC-CLIO Daily Life Through History  User Name: rossstudent  Password: school

History Study Center User: ross Password: school

The New Book of Knowledge  User: ross Password: school

JSTOR User Name: rossschool  Password: library

World Book Online  User: ross Password: school

Websites

Ancient Civilizations Online
Truly an online version of a textbook, the site features information about major aspects of prehistoric world and takes readers through Egypt, the early Middle East, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, Africa, South Asia, China, Japan, and South and Central America. Accessible language is used to describe the time periods and major events; sidebars contain links that lead to external websites on the topic.

Ancient History Encyclopedia (AHE)
Students can explore topics using a time line, a geographical search, and natural language searches.

DK Find Out
Easy-to-access, authoritative DK content.  Subject-based, curriculum-linked articles to support classroom learning and up-to-date resources and ideas for projects.

The Forgotten City of Pompeii: A First Look – A photographic exploration of this Italian city, buried as a result of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Each image is accompanied by a brief explanation.

Cities of Vesuvius: Pompeii & Herculaneum Information on buildings, religion, everyday life, social hierarchy, politics and economy in Pompeii and Herculaneum

Herculaneum –  includes great links to informative sites Herculaneum – article and photos of the ruins.

Herculaneum –  photos of many houses

House of the Surgeon – exterior views, as well as photos of a cork model of the entire city. 

National Geographic’s Ancient World News (AWN)
Highlighting contemporary news concerning discoveries about the ancient world and ancient artifacts, this site connects current events with ancient history. Some recent examples include the destruction of ancient sites by ISIS, an in-depth look at the life of Bronze Age women, and the Shroud of Turin.

Pictures of History: Pompeii – see the sections on Homes and individual villas.

Pompeii – click on Pompeii, then House of the Faun.

Pompei Sepolta – choose The House under the Ruins pulldown menu for information and images on many of the excavated homes. 

Pompeya – map of the city with many photos of specific buildings.

Roman House Sources – includes pictures of models of Pompeiian houses.

Romano-Campanian Painting – scroll down to the Table of Contents section and look there for links to houses. 

Villa of the Labyrinth – with links to information on Roman houses.

 

 

 

 

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