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World in1492

Safe Searching Resources


Students will need a JeffCo Public Library card to access these resources.


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Look for these databases:



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Use both World and Kids Editions


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Daily Life Through History



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American Indians Facts on File




FREE Websites


General Web Sites with all Cultures

http://jeffcoweb.jeffco.k12.co.us/elem/stevens/library/1492world.html

http://jeffcoweb.jeffco.k12.co.us/isu/ss/1492/1492web.html


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Everyone knows that if you go to Rome you can visit The Colosseum, it’s hard to miss. But how many know that Ostia Antica, just a short journey from Rome by train, contains the stunning ruins of the Eternal City’s ancient port? Or that Hadrian’s Villa is just outside town? Historvius helps you discover the world’s historic sites, from the most famous national treasures to the oft-forgotten hidden gems. You’ll get information on each historic site, directions, entry and contact details and comments from other users. Search by time historic period, date, figure, site and/or museum and locate images and information on the best known and hidden historic sites.





Aztec Empire


http://jeffcoweb.jeffco.k12.co.us/elem/stevens/library/1492world.html#Aztecs

http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/prehistory/latinamerica/meso/cultures/aztec_empire.html

http://library.thinkquest.org/27981/

Mr Donn-Aztec Empire
http://aztecs.mrdonn.org/index.html



Inca Empire

http://library.thinkquest.org/5058/inca.htm

Mr. Donn--Inca Empire
http://incas.mrdonn.org/index.html

http://incas.perucultural.org.pe/english/index.htm





Songhay or Songhai

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Songhai_Empire

http://www.accessgambia.com/information/songhai.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/africa/features/storyofafrica/4chapter4.shtml

http://africa.mrdonn.org/songhay.html

Collapse: Why to civilizations fail :Mali and Songhai
http://www.learner.org/exhibits/collapse/mali.html

Empires of the Western Sudan-From the Metropolitan Museum of Art, great overview of history and fine examples of ancient art.
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/mali/hd_mali.htm

Mali Ancient Crossroads of Africa-Use this site to locate information on the history and culture of the Mali, Ghana and Songhai Kingdoms. Click on the History tab to locate your kingdom.
http://mali.pwnet.org/index.htm

Exploring Africa-Scroll down past the map of African Kingdoms to read brief histories of each.
http://exploringafrica.matrix.msu.edu/students/curriculum/m7a/activity3.php

PBS Central African Kingdoms
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/africa/features/storyofafrica/10chapter1.shtml






Great Zimbabwe

http://www.places.co.za/html/greatzim.html

Great Zimbabwe
http://www.scholars.nus.edu.sg/post/zimbabwe/art/greatzim/gz1.html

Great Zimbabwe National Park
http://www.cs.indiana.edu/~tloos/Africa/gz.html

Great Zimbabwe
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/zimb/hd_zimb.htm

Great Zimbabwe (11th–15th century)
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/zimb/hd_zimb.htm







Great Plains Indians

http://inkido.indiana.edu/w310work/romac/plains.html


Mr Donn-Plains Native Americans
http://nativeamericans.mrdonn.org/plains.html

North American Ethnographic Collection

Over 47,000 objects and textiles represent North American Indians from the Arctic and sub-Arctic, the Pacific Northwest, California, the Southwest, the Great Plains, and the Eastern Woodlands. During his early twentieth century fieldwork, curator Clark Wissler collected one thousand objects representing the material culture of the Plains Indian. The North American collection continues to grow with recent acquisitions of contemporary textiles, ceramics, basketry, jewelry, and Katsina figures.






England


Henry VII and The War of the Roses
http://tudorhistory.org/henry7/

http://www.godecookery.com/afeast/afeast.htm

http://www.localhistories.org/middle.html

http://www.timeref.com/hsttime5.htm
Explore the history of the Medieval period from the time of Alfred the Great through the Norman Conquest and up to the start of the Tudor Age. Detailed Timelines contain events for years between 800 and 1547. Maps show the locations of castles, abbeys and cathedrals in England, Scotland and Wales. Every person and building on this site has a timeline and links to related subjects.




Ottoman Empire

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=3857633

http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/islam/history/turks.htm

http://www.ottomansouvenir.com/General/the_brief_history.htm

http://www.turizm.net/turkey/history/ottoman2.html






Spain

http://www.medieval-life.net/medieval_history_spain.htm




China (Ming Dynasty)

http://www.travelchinaguide.com/intro/history/ming.htm

http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/prehistory/china/later_imperial_china/ming.html

Mr Donn's Ancient China--it's all here plus a ton of interactive games and links to stories:

http://china.mrdonn.org/index.html

Royalty Free Images of China--virtual tours (interactive, very nice):

http://www.historylink101.net/china/index.htm


China’s Golden Age
http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/webcourse/key_points/kp_6.htm





Atlases

http://www.yourchildlearns.com/online-atlas.htm



World Maps

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/geography/outlinemaps/

Native American Regions
http://www.ahsd25.k12.il.us/Curriculum%20Info/NativeAmericans/index.html

Plains Indian Ledger Drawings (PS)
http://americanhistory.si.edu/documentsgallery/exhibitions/ledger_drawing_1.html

Ottoman Empire Interactive Map
http://www.wadsworth.com/history_d/templates/student_resources/0534600069_spielvogel/InteractiveMaps/timeline_maps/map15_6.html

Map of Inca Empire
http://www.fsmitha.com/h3/map16-in.html

African Migrations
http://exploringafrica.matrix.msu.edu//teachers/curriculum/m4/activity2.php

PBS Explore the Wonders
http://www.pbs.org/wonders/fr_wn.htm

Iberia (Spain) 1492
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/maps/1492spain.jpg


France 1492
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/maps/1429france.jpg



Timelines

http://www.gradebook.org/Time%20Lines.htm

Medieval Timeline
http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/middle-ages-timeline.htm