Vermilion Parish

Grade 6 General Quizzes

Helpful 6th Grade History Links

  • BBC: Romans in Scotland You can learn about Roman activity in southern Scotland on this interactive site. Map the invasion on an interactive map, tour a Roman fort or Caledonian village, or learn about what Roman and Scottish soldiers wore.

  • Rome Reborn Take a virtual tour of ancient Rome. Click on the "Gallery" to see still images and video clips of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Basilica Maxentius, and city streets.

  • NOVA: Lost Roman Treasure This site is an interactive guide to a Roman archaeological dig. The mosaics at Zeugma have been flooded by the Euphrates dam project; this site provides photographs of the mosaics prior to the damming, a virtual tour of a Roman villa with the mosaics included, and lesson plan suggestions that incorporate both the site and the video program. NOTE: The reading level may be too difficult for elementary students, but the photographs are useful.

  • BBC: Ancient Greece: Athens This site for kids has information about Athens, Olympia, Corinth, as well as a glossary, a timeline, and more. Click on "Resources" for a link to the British Museum ancient Greek collections (through Children's Compass, a virtual tour and instruction guide), sample writing and audio recordings, printable question sheets, maps, and art images. NOTE: The Talk link leads to a message board.

  • Chinese Dynasties A webquest about the history, art and culture of ancient China. Also included is a description of Chinese chess.

  • Map of China  A clickable map of Chinese history that describes ancient dynasties, art, and culture. The site features a series of timelines of historical and cultural events.

  • Walk the Great Wall Students may view sections of the Great Wall through black and white photos and interactive panoramas.

  • Ancient China Daily Life A thorough overview of daily life in ancient China, including information about Taoism, money strings, and a timeline of historical events. Also includes links to other ancient civilizations such as Egypt, Greece and Sparta. NOTE: The site includes ads and links to Google searches.

  • The Art of China  An elementary school art history project that discusses the various art forms of ancient China, including painting, calligraphy, and pottery.

  • Ancient Art
    A clickable selection of Mesopotamian art from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Other collections, such as Ancient Iran and Egypt, are also available.

  • Mesopotamia: Writing
    An essay about cuneiform writing and clay tablets. The site features an interactive clay tablet repair game.

  • Daily Life in Ancient Greece
    This is an easy-to-read resource on daily activities of the ancient Greeks. Includes classroom activities structured as events in the Olympic games, lesson plans, and descriptions of the cultures of different Greek city-states. NOTE: The site does include some broken external links. NOTE: This site contains ads.

  • BBC: Ancient Greece: Athens This site for kids has information about Athens, Olympia, Corinth, as well as a glossary, a timeline, and more. Click on "Resources" for a link to the British Museum ancient Greek collections (through Children's Compass, a virtual tour and instruction guide), sample writing and audio recordings, printable question sheets, maps, and art images. NOTE: The Talk link leads to a message board.

  • Greek4Kids Click on a title to learn about Greece from a child's perspective. Includes photographs of popular food and the best swimming pools. NOTE: The site links to another Greece site that has many external links.

  • Fall of Athens Read an article about the plague that contributed to the downfall of ancient Athens. NOTE: The site contains ads.
    The Ancient City of Athens Click on "Sites and Monuments" to view images of ancient Greece.
     

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