Exploring Our World: People, Places, and Cultures

Web Links

Mali: Ancient Crossroads of Africa
This Web site is designed for elementary, middle, and secondary teachers as a guide in the instructional planning process for teaching the history, geography, and economics of the early West African empire of Mali. The Web site includes information, pictures, maps, videos, lesson plans, links, and resources for teachers and students to find information on historical and modern Mali.
( http://mali.pwnet.org/ )
United States Forest Service
Explore this Web site to learn more about how climate change is affecting the public forests and grasslands of the United States, and how the U.S. Forest Service is working to address challenges.
( http://www.fs.fed.us/kidsclimatechange/ )
The Oriental Institute
An extensive resource from the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. It includes an adult education Internet course.
( http://oi.uchicago.edu/OI/default.html )
The Vikings
Visit this Web site hosted by NOVA Online to discover who the Vikings were, explore a Viking village, and uncover the secrets of Norse ships.
( http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/vikings/ )
Exploring Ancient World Cultures
Explore online course supplement materials for students and teachers of the ancient and medieval worlds. Features include essays and primary texts.
( http://eawc.evansville.edu/ )
Byzantine and Medieval Studies Sites
An in-depth index of Byzantine and Medieval studies sites, including a gallery, course outline, and bibliographies.
( http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/byzantium/ )
Primary Sources on the Web
To discover more about world history, explore this vast resource of primary source documents created by the Avalon Project at Yale Law School.
( http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/avalon.htm )
The British Library
A resource on the history and translation of the Magna Carta. Images provide a view of part or all of the original document.
( http://www.bl.uk )
Medieval and Classical Library
An online collection of some of the most important literary works of Classical and Medieval civilization. It includes links to source books, archives, and writings.
( http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/OMACL/ )
An overview of the Renaissance of the 15th and 16th centuries. It includes detailed information on exploration, printing, and the arts during this time period, as well as a special focus on Florence, Italy.
( http://www.learner.org/exhibits/renaissance/printing.html )
The Galileo Project
Investigate the life and work of Galileo Galilei at the Rice University site.
( http://es.rice.edu/ES/humsoc/Galileo/ )
Rulers of England and Great Britain
A chronology of British rulers. The links are arranged by the royal houses, beginning with the Saxons and Danes.
( http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/rulers.txt )
The Victorian Web
An in-depth site about the Victorian period, including topics about religion, gender issues, and science. It also includes related World Wide Web resources.
( http://www.victorianweb.org/ )
History and Culture of Russia
Discover more about the culture, art, and history of Russia by exploring the online exhibitions at the State Hermitage Museum located in St. Petersburg, Russia.
( http://www.hermitagemuseum.org/html_En/08/hm88_0.html )
The Life and Works of William Shakespeare
Explore the world of William Shakespeare. Browse through the comprehensive collection of related links, the text of many of his plays and poems, and Shakespearean quotes.
( http://www.shakespeare-online.com/ )
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Use this Web site created by NOAA as a starting point to explore a variety of topics related to weather, climate change, coasts, and even outer space.
( http://www.education.noaa.gov/students.html )
Flags of the World
This site provides more than 2,400 images of flags of the world. It also includes detailed information on flag history and symbolism.
( http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/ )
Latin American Studies
A comprehensive resource on Latin American countries. It includes a detailed subject index, including links to Latin American business, cinema, and publications.
( http://lanic.utexas.edu/las.html )
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