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Subject: Social Studies (8 - 12), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: European History Art Presentations
Description: The students are assigned an artist from the period of European history that the class is studying at the time of the assignment.  The students will research their artist and write a one page paper giving the general background information on the artist.  Additionally, the student will create a visual presentation of the artists' work and make a first person presentation to the class lasting not more than ten minutes.


Subject: Social Studies (8), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: Ancient Greece On Parade
Description: Everyone loves a parade!   As an end to a unit on Ancient Greece, students will  produce an Ancient Greek shoebox float celebrating one of the cultural contributions of the civilization.


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Subject: Arts,Language Arts,Mathematics,Physical Education,Science,Social Studies,Geography
Title: Great Websites for Kids      Add Bookmark
Description: Created by the American Library Association, this portal website helps parents and children find age appropriate educational materials on the Internet.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5,6,7



Subject: Geography, Social Studies
Title: Interpreting Mythology Through Dance      Add Bookmark
Description: In this lesson, students learn about Ancient Egyptian rituals and attitudes about death and the afterlife.
Thinkfinity Partner: ArtsEdge
Grade Span: 5,6,7,8



Subject: Language Arts,Social Studies
Title: A Story of Epic Proportions: What Makes a Poem an Epic?      Add Bookmark
Description: This EDSITEment lesson introduces students to the epic poem form and to its roots in the oral tradition. Students learn about the epic hero cycle and learn how to recognize its pattern of events and elements--even in surprisingly contemporary places. Students are also introduced to the patterns embedded in these stories that have helped generations of storytellers remember such long, expansive poems.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 6,7,8



Subject: Social Studies
Title: Inspired by Muses, Graces and Fates      Add Bookmark
Description: Muses of ancient Greece inspired poets, playwrights, dancers, actors, musicians, and scientists. Graces added life to a party and the Fates determined a life s destiny.
Thinkfinity Partner: ArtsEdge
Grade Span: 5,6,7,8



Subject: Social Studies
Title: Library of Congress      Add Bookmark
Description: The Library of Congress, established in 1800 serves as the research arm of Congress and is recognized as the national library of the United States. Its collections comprise the world's most comprehensive record of human creativity and knowledge. Open to those above high school age without charge or special permission, it is the world's largest library and a great resource to scholars and researchers.
Thinkfinity Partner: Smithsonian
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Subject: Language Arts,Social Studies
Title: Live from Ancient Olympia!       Add Bookmark
Description: In this EDSITEment lesson, students have an opportunity to develop live interviews with ancient athletes that reflect an understanding of the beliefs that underlay the ancient Olympic Games. In addition, students learn about the city of Olympia and its Games, read stories about ancient athletes, and analyze the qualities to which praise or blame was attached among ancient Olympic athletes.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 6,7,8



Subject: Arts,Social Studies
Title: Michael C. Carlos Museum: Odyssey Online      Add Bookmark
Description: This resource, part of the Michael C. Carlos Museum Web site, is an online journey to explore the ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece, Rome, and 19th-20th-century sub-Saharan Africa. Included are museum objects from the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York, and the Dallas Museum of Art in Texas. There are online galleries, puzzles, games, and worksheets. This resource is referenced in the EDSITEment lesson '' Unicorns, Dragons and Other Magical Creatures.''
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Subject: Arts,Foreign Languages,Language Arts,Social Studies
Title: EDSITEment Websites      Add Bookmark
Description: This page from EDSITEment provides links to top humanities sites on the Web. All sites linked to EDSITEment have been reviewed for content, design, and likely impact in the classroom. They cover a wide range of humanities subjects, from American history to literature, world history and culture, language, art, and archaeology, and have been judged by humanities specialists to be of high intellectual quality. EDSITEment is the product of a partnership forged among the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Council of the Great City Schools, WorldCom Foundation and the National Trust for the Humanities and is a member of the MarcoPolo consortium.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Subject: Arts, Social Studies
Title: Music of Greece: Past is Present      Add Bookmark
Description:
Thinkfinity Partner: ArtsEdge
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Subject: Arts,Language Arts,Social Studies
Title: Humanities Articles      Add Bookmark
Description: This EDSITEment resource spotlights their selection of the best Humanities Web sites and provides links to the selected sites along with information about how sites are selected.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: K,C1,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Subject: science, social studies
Title: UNESCO World Heritage Sites      Add Bookmark
Description: Satellite Image Gallery.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Subject: Arts, Social Studies
Title: Jason and the Argonauts      Add Bookmark
Description: This video series explores a dramatic interpretation of the Greek myth Jason and the Argonauts .
Thinkfinity Partner: ArtsEdge
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Subject: Social Studies,Geography
Title: Livius.org      Add Bookmark
Description: Livius, Articles of Ancient History. A website on ancient history written and maintained since 1996 by the Dutch historian Jona Lendering.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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