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Mesopotamia
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2010-2011
Table of Contents
  1. From the Prehistoric to the Rise of Civilizations   7. Mythology and Religion
       Prehistoric,  Neolithic Revolution,  Development of Civilization        Mythology,  Religion
  2. Mesopotamia - Maps, History and Legacy   8. Trade and Conflict
       History,  Legacy        Trade,  Conflict
  3. Daily Life   9. Videos, Images, PowerPoints and Podcasts
       Daily Life,  Education and Culture,  Food/Clothing,  Medicine        Videos,  Images,  PowerPoints,  Podcasts
  4. Geography and Farming   10. Webquests and Tasks
       Geography,  Farming        WebQuests,  Tasks
  5. Government, Law, and the Different Kingdoms   11. Fun and Museums
       Government and Rulers,  Law,  History of the Different Kingdoms        Fun,  Museums
  6. Technology   12. Miscellaneous Resources
       The Wheel,  Writing and Mathematics,  Architecture,  Working with Metal        Doing Research,   Google Apps Tutorials  Translate,  Misc.,  Folktales and Stories

1. From the Prehistoric Through the Neolithic to Early Civilization
Back to Top Prehistoric
green circle 1. Prehistory (mr.dowling.com)
blue squareblack diamond 2. Prehistory explained (simple.wikipedia.org)
blue squareblack diamond 3. 10,000 years ago (edunetconnect.com)
green circle -easiest to read 4. The first humans: PowerPoint Presentation (by Lin Donn and Phillip Martin, ancienthistory.pppst.com)
blue square reading at grade levelblack diamons advanced reading level 5. Prehistory to 3000 BCE: PowerPoint Presentation (by Pearson Education, USA at teacherweb.com)
black diamond 6. Forensic Detectives - Archaeology at Work: 55 min video requires password (United Streaming/Discovery Education)
   
   
 
Back to Top The Neolithic Revolution
green circleblue square 1. "Join the Neolithic Revolution": graphic comic (Science Museum of Minnesota)
blue squareblack diamond 2. Neolithic Age - the New Stone Age (ancientanatolia.com)
blue square 3. Neolithic - first farmers (gallica.co.uk)
blue square 4. Neolithic (Archaeolink Prehistory Park, UK)
blue squareblack diamond 5. Neolithic Age (Answers.com)
blue squareblack diamond 6. The Neolithic Revolution - farming changes the world (The BBC, United Kingdom)
black diamond 7. The Neolithic Revolution (wikipedia.org)
blue squareblack diamond 8. The earliest cities (Saudi Aramco World magazine, Saudi Arabia)
black diamond 9. The Neolithic Revolution: 9 minute video (youtube.com)
blue square reading at grade levelblack diamons advanced reading level
10. Moving to the Neolithic - Stories from the Stone Age: 52 minute video (video.google.com)
   
   
 
Back to Top The Development of Civilization
green circle 1. What is civilization? (Mr. Dowling .com)
blue square 2. Dictionary definitions (factmonster.com)
green circleblue square 3. What are the characterizes of civilization? (Emory University, GA, USA)
blue square 4. Start of civilization (Ithica City School District, NY, USA)
   
blue square 5. The rise of a Near East civilization (Emory University, GA, USA)
blue square 6. Virtual tour of an ancient Turkish community (Science Museum of Minnesota, USA)
blue squareblack diamond 7. Welcome to Catalhoyuk: 7.5 minute video (youtube.com)
blue squareblack diamond 8. The foundation of civilization? (howstuffworks.com)
black diamond 9. Civilization (wikipedia.org)
blue squareblack diamond 10. What are the characteristics of a civilization? (C. Trammel at slideshare.net)
   
blue square 11. The first civilizations (Ministry of Education, Spain)
blue square 12. Early river valley civilizations (N. Greenwood, Cleveland State Community College, Tennessee, USA)
blue square 13. The first civilizations: Mesopotamia, Egypt, India and China: PowerPoint presentation (Mrs. Bradley, Kerr H.S., Texas Education Network, USA)
blue squareblack diamond 14. Traders and empire builders: PowerPoint presentation (Mrs. Bradley, Kerr H.S., Texas Education Network, USA)
blue squareblack diamond 15. Why do civilizations fail? (learner.org)
   
   
 
2. Mesopotamia History, and Legacy
Back to Top Geography, Chronology and Historic Overview
green circleblue square 1. Map of Mesopotamia over time (The British Museum, U.K.)
blue square 2. Where was Mesopotamia? (Ann Marie Dlott, Shrewsbury Public Schools, MA, USA)
blue square 3. Chronology of Mesopotamia (gatewaystobabylon.com)
blue square 4. Timeline of Middle East History 3500 BC to 500 AD (worldhistory.timemaps.com)
blue squareblack diamond 5. Timeline of Mesopotamia (Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, USA)
green circleblue square 6. Migration to the Fertile Cresent: 1.5 min video (howstuffworks.com)
black diamond 7. Overview of Mesopotamian history: PowerPoint presentation (Joseph Edwards, Niles West HS, Illinois, USA)
blue squareblack diamond 8. History of Mesopotamia (gatewaystobabylon.com)
blue square 9. River valley civilizations: PowerPoint presentation (worldofteaching.com)
black diamond 10. Four early river valley civilizations: PowerPoint presentation (T. Loessin, Akins H.S., Austin, Texas, USA)
green circleblue square 11. Introduction to Mesopotamia: 3 min video (National Geographic Society)
blue square 12. Introduction to the Fertile Cresent: 10 min video (videopediaworld.org)
green circleblue square 13. Mesopotamia - from Nomads to farmers: 20 min video - requires password (United Streaming/Discovery Education)
   
   
 
Back to Top Legacy
green circle 1. What is a legacy? (simple.wikipedia.org)
green circleblue square 2. Achievements (ablemedia.com)
blue square 3. Mesopotamian achievements (Buhler SD, Kansas, USA)
blue square 4. Mesopotamian achievements (thinkquest.org)
blue square 5. Overview of Iraq (National Geographic, USA)
   
   
 
3. Daily Life
Back to Top Daily Life
blue square 1. Birth of villages, towns and city-states (Agropolis-Museum, Montepellier, France)
blue square 2. Daily life in Ancient Sumer (mrdonn.org)
green circle 3. Jobs in Mesopotamia: pdf file (National Endowment for the Humanities, USA)
blue square 4. Daily life (Emory University, GA, USA)
blue square 5. Daily life in Ancient Mesopotamia (accessmylibrary.com)
blue squareblack diamond 6. The family in Ancient Mesopotamia (ancientopedia.com)
blue square 7. Sumerian people (Minnesota State University, USA)
blue squareblack diamond 8. Role of women (University of Chicago, Il., USA)
black diamond 9. Womens' lives in Mesopotamia (womininworldhistory.com)
blue squareblack diamond 10. Daily life (University of Chicago, USA)
black diamond 11. Cloth for the caravans (gatewaystobabylon.com)
blue square 12. Life in the marshes of Iraq: modern pictures of marsh life (travel.webshots.com)
   
   
 
Back to Top Education and Culture
green circleblue square 1. Education - Cuneiform (mrdonn.org)
blue square 2. Schools and schooling (The British Museum, U.K.)
blue square 3. Education
blue squareblack diamond 4. Cuneiform writing (Washington State University, USA)
blue squareblack diamond 5. Education of scribes: 2 minute video (howstuffworks.com)
black diamond 6. Scribal education in Ancient Babylonia (D.R. Frayne, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
   
blue square 7. Mesopotamia - Recreation (gatewaystobabylon.com)
green circleblue square 8. Festivals (The British Museum, U.K.)
blue squareblack diamond 9. Music room (Joseph Berrigan)
blue squareblack diamond 10. Oldest song in the world? (greenwych.ca)
   
   
 
Back to Top Food and Clothing
green circleblue square 1. Food - in the Near East (Emory University, GA, USA)
black diamond 2. Mesopotamian foods (foodtimeline.org)
blue squareblack diamond 3. Ancient Mesopotamian recipes: pdf file (University of Chicago, Il, USA)
blue squareblack diamond 4. Mesopotamian menus (Saudi Aramco World magazine, Saudi Arabia)
blue squareblack diamond 5. Adapted recipes from Ancient Mesopotamia (bellaonline.com)
   
blue square 7. Clothing (ablemedia.com)
blue square 6. Mesopotamian clothing (fashionencyclopedia.com)
blue square 8. Daily Life - clothing (kidsnewsroom.org)
blue square 9. Ancient Mesopotamia - fashion: student project (https://socials-la-wiki.wikispaces.com)
blue square 10. History of clothing from around the world (Mahmood Textile Group, Pakistan)
blue square 11. Photographic evidence of different clothing styles (nantucketisle.com/school/)
   
   
 
Back to Top Medicine
blue square 1. Mesopotamian medicine (thinkquest.org)
blue squareblack diamond 2. Medicine (Hamid Medical Corporation, Qatar)
blue square 3. History of ancient medicine (iranchamber.com)
blue square 4. Medicine and the law (Hamid Medical Corporation, Qatar)
blue squareblack diamond 5. Babylonian medicine (wikipedia.org)
black diamond 6. Medicine and healing (Higher Education Academy, U.K.)
   
   
 
4. Geography and the Development of Farming
Back to Top
Geography
green circleblue square 1. Geographic features: click on map to see pop-ups (The British Museum, U.K.)
blue square 2. Geography of Mesopotamia (The British Museum, U.K.)
blue square 3. Map of the Fertile Crescent (fsmitha.com)
green circleblue square 4. Where was Mesopotamia? (ablemedia.com)
blue square 5. Geography and maps (mrdonn.com)
   
   
 
Back to Top Farming
green circle 1. The Fertile Crescent (Mr. Dowling .com)
blue square 2. The farming year (The British Museum, U.K.)
blue squareblack diamond 3. The rise of farming and irrigation in Mesopotamia (worldhistory.timemaps.com)
blue squareblack diamond 4. From farming to civilization: PowerPoint presentation (Tarleton State University, Texas, USA)
blue squareblack diamond 5. The first farmers: click on images, at bottom, for more information (University of Chicago, Illinois, USA)
blue squareblack diamond 6. Agricultures heritage: 26 minute video (archeologychannel.org)
   
green circleblue square 7. Domestic animals (The British Museum, U.K.)
blue squareblack diamond 8. History of the domestication of animals (historyworld.net)
blue squareblack diamond 9. Animal domestical - table of dates and places (K. Kris Hirst, about.com)
   
green circleblue square 10. Irrigation systems of Mesopotamia (ablemedia.com)
black diamond 11. Irrigation (ablemedia.com)
blue squareblack diamond 12. Ancient irrigation (ablemedia.com)
blue square 13. Items list (irrigationmuseum.org)
blue square 14. Agricultural technology (Washington State University, USA)
   
blue squareblack diamond 15. The start of agriculture (Washington State University, USA)
blue squareblack diamond 16. Ancient farming - core concepts (K.Kirst from about.com)
blue squareblack diamond 17. Social consequences of agriculture (Washington State University, USA)
blue square 18. When farming fails (learner.org)
   
   
 
5. Government, Law, and the History of the Different Kingdoms
Back to Top Government and Rulers
blue square 1. Kingship (The British Museum, U.K.)
blue square 2. Mesopotamian government (Buhler SD, Kansas, USA)
blue squareblack diamond 3. Start of government scroll down to "First small kingdoms"
blue squareblack diamond 4. Law and Government (University of Chicago, Illinois, USA)
black diamond 5. Power and politics in Sumeria (fsmitha.com)
   
blue squareblack diamond 5. Rulers of Mesopotamia (Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, USA)
black diamond 6. Summerian Kings (livius.org)
black diamond 7. Rulers of Mesopotamia (CDLI WIKI, University of California, USA)
   
green circleblue square 5. Hammurabi #1 (mrdowling.com)
blue square 6. Hammurabi #2 (thenagain.info)
blue square 7. Hammurabi #3 (lexicorient.com)
blue squareblack diamond 8. Hammurabi #4 (infoplease.com)
   
blue square 9. Nebuchadnezzar II (wikipedia.org)
blue squareblack diamond 10. Nebuchadnezzar II (infoplease.com)
blue square 11. Nebuchadnezzar II (lexicorient.com)
blue squareblack diamond 12. Nebuchadnezzar II: contains video link (formerthings.com)
   
green circleblue square 13. Sargon the Great #1 (historycentral.com)
blue squareblack diamond 14. Sargon the Great #2 (lexicorient.com)
blue squareblack diamond 15. Sargon the Great #3 (historyguide.org)
blue squareblack diamond 16. Sargon the Great #4 (infoplease.com)
blue squareblack diamond 17. Sargon the Great #5: podcast - available as MP3 (Military History Podcast, USA)
   
   
 
Back to Top The Development of Law
green circle 1. Hummurabi's code (mr.dowling.com)
green circleblue square 2. Hammurabi's code of law (phillipmartin.info)
green circleblue square 3. Written in stone: animation (University of Chicago, Illinois, USA)
blue square 4. The laws of Hammurabi (histroyguide.org)
blue squareblack diamond 5. The code of Hammurabi (lawbuzz.com)
black diamond 6. Hummurabi's code: scroll to bottom for actual laws (University of Evansville, Indiana, USA)
green circleblue square 7. Kudurru - legal documents: animation (University of Chicago, Illinois, USA)
   
   
 
Back to Top History of the Different Kingdoms
blue square 1. Change in Ancient Mesopotamia 3000 - 1000 BCE and from 700 to 300 BCE: requires Shockwave (University of Oregon, USA)
green circle 2. Assyria, Babylonia, Sumer (The British Museum, U.K.)
green circle 3. History of the region (The British Museum, U.K.)
blue squareblack diamond 4. History of Mesopotamia (crystalinks.com)
   
blue square 5. Sumeria (mrdowling.com)
blue square 6. The "small kingdoms" of Sumer (Jean-Claude Brinette)
blue square 7. Sumer (Encyclopedia of the Orient)
blue square 8. Sumer (Internet Archive)
black diamond 9. First Summerians: PowerPoint (Chris Guthrie, Tarelton State University, Fort Worth, Texas, USA)
blue square 10. Sumeria (answers.com)
   
green circle 11. Babylon #1 (simple.wikipedia.org)
blue square 12. Babylon #2 (Encyclopedia of the Orient)
blue squareblack diamond 13. Babylon #3 (Minnesota State University, USA)
blue square 14. Amorites in Babylon (Internet Archive)
black diamond 15. Babylon Empire (crystalinks.com)
black diamond 16. Babylon #4 (answers.com)
   
green circleblue square 17. The Assyrians (mrdowling.com)
blue square 18. Assyria #1 (Encyclopedia of the Orient)
blue square 19. Assyria #2 (Minnesota State University, USA)
blue squareblack diamond 20. Assyria #3 (Internet Archive)
blue squareblack diamond 21. Assyria #4 (answers.com)
black diamond 22. An Assyrian palace (Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, USA)
   
blue square 23. Hittites #1 (Encyclopedia of the Orient)
blue square 24. Hittites #2: only take notes from top sections I-III (web.archieve.org)
black diamond 25. Hittites #3 (angelfire.com)
blue squareblack diamond 26. Hittites #4 (Washington State University)
blue squareblack diamond 27. Hittites #5 (answers.com)
   
blue square 28. Ancient Persia #1 (Internet Archive)
blue square 29. Ancient Persia #2 (theancientweb.com)
blue square 30. Achaemenid Dynasty (Encyclopedia of the Orient)
blue squareblack diamond 31. Persia (answers.com)
blue square 32. Persian Empire: 5 minute video (televizioon.com)
blue square 33. The Persians: 10 minute video (watchknow.org)
   
blue squareblack diamond 34. Mesopotamia - a review: PowerPoint (Niles H.S. Illinois, USA)
blue squareblack diamond 35. Mesopotamia - a review: 3 minute video (watchknow.org and National Geographic)
   
   
 
6. Technology
Back to Top The Wheel - for Pottery
blue square 1. The origin of the potter's wheel (ceramic-studio.net)
green circleblue square 2. Ancient and medieval pottery (historyforkids.org)
green circleblue square 3. Inventions based on simple machines - the potter's wheel: pdf (Wiley Publishers, USA)
blue square 4. The potter's wheel (ceramicstudios.me.uk)
blue square 5. Traditional potter's wheel (wikipedia.org)
   
blue square 6. Making a modern pot on an electric pottery wheel: 5 minute video (video.google.com)
blue square 7. Making Greek vases: go to page 2 Real Player video (The Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA)
   
   
  The Wheel - for Land Transportation
blue square 8. Invention of the wheel (thinkquest.org)
blue squareblack diamond 9. Potter's wheel and wagon wheel (historyworld.net)
green circleblue square 10. Daily life - the wheel: pdf (Utah Education Network, USA)
blue squareblack diamond 11. The sledge in the Stone Age: 3 minute video - very slow to load (archeologychannel.org)
   
   
  The Wheel - Others
blue squareblack diamond 12. The Persian water wheel: includes 3 videos (rainwaterharvesting.wordpress.com)
blue squareblack diamond 13. History of the noria - Persian water wheel (machinerylubrication.com)
blue squareblack diamond 14. The water wheel (wikipedia.org)
blue squareblack diamond 15. Archimedes' screw (wikipedia.org)
   
blue square 16. Millstone image (Purdue University, Indiana, USA)
blue square 16. Rotary quern (answers.com)
blue square 17. Rotary power (historyworld.net)
blue squareblack diamond 18. Quern-stone grinding wheels (wikipedia.org)
   
blue squareblack diamond 19. History of spinning (historyforkids.org)
blue squareblack diamond 20. Spinning (historyworld.net)
   
   
 
Back to Top Writing and Mathematics
green circle 1. Clay tablets: animation (University of Chicago, Illinois, USA)
green circle 2, Writing (The British Museum, United Kingdom)
blue square 3. The development of writing (The British Museum, U.K.)
green circle 4. Writing (mr.dowling.com)
green circle 5. Writing (Emory University, USA)
blue square 6. Cuneiform writing (John Chuchiak, Missouri State University, USA)
green circleblue square 7. Development of writing: 2 minute animation (howstuffworks.com)
green circleblue square 8. Writing a cuneiform tablet: 3 minute animation (youtube.com)
green circleblue square 9. Cylinder seals: animation (University of Chicago, Illinois, USA)
black diamond 10. Mesopotamia - the development of written language: 20 min video requires password (United Streaming/Discovery Education)
   
   
  Mathematics
blue square 1. Cuneiform numbers (St. Lawrence University, NY, USA)
blue squareblack diamond 2. Babylonian mathematics (University of St. Andrews, U.K.)
blue squareblack diamond 3. Mathematics in Babylonia: 32 page pdf file (Texas A&M University, USA)
black diamond 4. Mathematics (University of Virginia, USA)
blue square 5. Mathematics and measurement (University of Chicago, USA)
blue squareblack diamond 6. History of mathematics: 7 minute video (watchknow.org)
blue squareblack diamond 7. Story of maths - part 1 (youtube.org)
blue square 8. Base 20 and 60 systems - from the Maya and Babylonians: 2 minute video (howstuffworks.com)
   
   
 
Back to Top Architecture
green circleblue square 1. West Asian architecture (historyforkids.org)
black diamond 2. Sumerian architecture (wikipedia.org)
black diamond 3. Assyrian architecture (wikipedia.org)
   
blue square 4. Ziggurats (The British Museum, U.K.)
blue squareblack diamond 5. Ziggurat (lexicorient.com)
black diamond 6. Ziggurats (wikipedia.org)
black diamond 7. Assyrian palaces (The British Museum, U.K.)
blue square 8. Ishtar Gate (archinform.net)
black diamond 9. Ishtar Gate (wikipedia.org)
   
   
 
Back to Top Working with Metal and Other Inventions
green circle 1. Technology - background (The British Museum, U.K.)
blue square 2. Copper history (rameria.com)
blue square 3. The discovery of copper (ezinearticles.com)
blue square 4. Copper in ancient times (dragonseedcave.com)
black diamond 5. Early smelting and metallurgy (University of Nevada, Reno, USA)
green circle 6. Metal work: examples of axes (University of Edinburgh, U.K.)
black diamond 7. Copper in ancient times (copper.org)
   
blue squareblack diamond 8. Science and inventions (University of Chicago, USA)
blue squareblack diamond 9. Plumbing (plumber.com)
blue squareblack diamond 10. Sewers in ancient times (sewerhistory.org)
   
blue squareblack diamond 11. Sumerian technology (wikipedia.org)
blue squareblack diamond 12. Arabic and Islamic Inventions (Canadian Arab Friendship Society of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
   
   
 
7. Mythology and Religion
Back to Top Mythology
green circleblue square 1. Three myths (The British Museum, U.K.)
blue square 2. Elements of an Epic Hero cycle: pdf file or interactive file (National Endowment for the Humanities, USA)
black diamond 3. Mythology in Babylonia (Emory University, GA, USA)
   
blue square 4. The epic of Gilgamesh: 5 minute animation (howstuffworks.com)
blue square 5. Gilgamesh (Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, Poland)
black diamond 6. Gilgamesh (Washington State University, USA)
blue square 7. The epic tale of Gilgamesh (University of Evansville, Indiana, USA)
blue squareblack diamond 8. Gilgamesh: full text (ancienttexts.org)
black diamond 9. The discovery of the tale of Gilgamesh (Saudi Aramco World magazine, Saudi Arabia)
blue square 10. The epic of Gilgamesh: 20 min video requires password (United Streaming/Discovery Education)
   
   
 
Back to Top Religion
green circleblue square 1. Religion in Mesopotamia (The British Museum, U.K.)
blue square 2. The roots of religion: 5 minute video (howstuffworks.com)
blue square 3. Gods, goddesses, demons, and monsters - part one and part 2 (The British Museum, U.K.)
blue square 4. Early religion in Ancient mesopotamia (N.S. Gill at about.com)
black diamond 5. Ziggurats, gods and goddesses (ablemedia.com)
   
green circleblue square 6. Role of astronomers (The British Museum, U.K.)
blue square 7. Astronomy - background (The British Museum, U.K.)
black diamond 8. Astrology and astronomy (astrologycom.com)
green circleblue square 9. Sumerian religion (Minnesota State University, USA)
green circle 10. The gods of Sumer
blue square 11. Sumerian gods and goddesses (Ming Yuen Secondary School, Hong Kong, China)
black diamond 12. The Sumerians and religion (fsmitha.com)
black diamond 13. Religion in Babylon (fsmitha.com)
   
green circle 13. Royal tombs of Ur (The British Museum, U.K.)
blue square 14. Royal tombs - background (The British Museum, U.K.)
blue square 15. Death and burial (Emory University, USA)
black diamond 16. Royal tombs of Ur: video (youtube channel of the University of Pennsylvania Museum, USA)
   
   
 
8. Trade and Conflict
Back to Top Trade
green circle 1 Natural resources map (The British Museum, U.K.)
blue square 2. Trade and transport (The British Museum, U.K.)
green circleblue square 3. Travel (The British Museum, U.K.)
green circleblue square 4. Trade and commerce (by Ann Marie Dlottn and Colleagues, Shrewsbury Public Schools, Massachusetts, USA)
green circleblue square 5. Trade and commerce (mr.donn.org)
blue square 6. The economy in the Bronze Age (historyforkids.org)
blue squareblack diamond 7. The Sumerian economy (Minnesota State University)
blue squareblack diamond 7. Ancient trade routes (Al Ain Museum, United Arab Emirates)
green circleblue square 8. The secrets of trade (ablemedia.com)
black diamond 9. Trade (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, USA)
black diamond 10. Cloth for the caravans (Elizabeth Wayland Barber, gatewaystobabylon.com)
   
blue square 11. Ancient ships (artsales.com)
blue square 12. Trade and transport in Mesopotamia (associatedcontent.com)
black diamond 13. Stone anchors (University of Edinburgh, U.K.)
blue square 14. Tigris expedition of Thor Heyerdahl: video (youtube.org)
blue square 15. Mesopotamia - trade routes and transportation: 20 min video requires password (United Streaming/Discovery Education)
   
blue square 16. Chronology of money (University of Exeter, U.K.)
black diamond 17. Invention of coins and banks (University of Exeter, U.K.)
   
   
 
Back to Top Conflict
green circle 1. Warfare (The British Museum, U.K.)
blue square 2. Warfare - background (The British Museum, U.K.)
black diamond 3. Early Sumerian warfare
blue squareblack diamond 4. Warfare and Empire (University of Chicago, USA)
blue squareblack diamond 5. History of warfare on land (historyworld.net)
black diamond 6. Battle of Hamoukar (University of Chicago, IL, USA)
black diamond 7. Assyrian Warriors - part 1 and part 2: for High School 10 minute videos (watchknow.org)
   
   
 
9. Videos, Images, PowerPoints and Podcasts
Back to Top Videos
green circleblue square 1. Explore the land of UR: quicktime file - slow to load - at bottom of the page (Maricopa Community College, Arizona, USA)
blue square 2. Agriculture's heritage: 26 minute video (archeologychannel.org)
blue squareblack diamond 3. The sledge in the Stone Age: 3 minute video (archeologychannel.org)
blue squareblack diamond 4. Welcome to Catalhoyuk: 7.5 minute video (youtube.com)
blue squareblack diamond 5. Neolithic - parts 1 to 3: three 9 minute videos (cooliris and youtube)
blue square 6. LEGO meets the "Inventions of Mesopotamia": 8 minute video (watchknow.org)
blue squareblack diamond 7. Mesopotamia: 58 minute video (mazalien.com)
   
   
 
Back to Top Images
green circle 1. Mesopotamian clip art #1 (Phillip Martin)
blue square 2. Mesopotamian clip art #2 (classroomclipart.com)
blue squareblack diamond 3. Ancient Iraq artifacts (British Museum, U.K.)
blue squareblack diamond 4. Sumerian artifacts (xfacts.com)
blue squareblack diamond 5. Art - the Louvre (Wikipedia Commons)
blue squareblack diamond 6. Ancient Near East art (multimedialibrary.com)
black diamond 7. Archaeological images (archaeology.org)
black diamond 8. Timeline of art history (art-and-archaeology.com)
black diamond 9. Photo gallery of Ancient Mesopotamia and Persia (K.C. Hanson)
black diamond 10. Mythology of Mesopotamia - images (Wikimedia Commons)
   
   
 
Back to Top PowerPoints
blue square 1. The cradle of civilization: PowerPoint (Markville Secondary School, Ontario, Canada)
black diamond 2. Overview of Mesopotamian history: PowerPoint presentation (Joseph Edwards, Niles West HS, Illinois, USA)
blue squareblack diamond 3. Mesopotamia - a review: PowerPoint (Niles H.S. Il, USA)
blue square 4. River valley civilizations: PowerPoint presentation (worldofteaching.com)
black diamond 5. Four early river valley civilizations: PowerPoint presentation (T. Loessin, Akins H.S., Austin, Texas, USA)
blue squareblack diamond 6. Mesopotamia: PDF (Kazi Ashraf, University of Hawaii, USA)
   
   
 
Back to Top Podcasts/Videocasts
black diamond 1. Was Mesopotamia the Cradle of Civilization?: podcast - available as MP3 (mefeedia.com)
blue squareblack diamond 2. Sargon the Great: podcast - available as MP3 (Military History Podcast, USA)
   
   
 
10. WebQuests and Tasks
Back to Top WebQuests
green circleblue square 1. Museum of Mesopotamia webquest (Shawna O'Hara, California, USA)
blue square 2. Hammurabi's code - you be the judge (philipmartin.info)
blue square 3. Discover Ancient mesopotamia (Stephanie Crop, Pacific University, Oregon, USA)
blue square 4. Dr. Evil and the civilization destroyer (Kara Dawson, Courtenay Middle School, BC, Canada)
blue square 5. Exploring Mesopotamia (Maryland Technology Academy, USA)
blue squareblack diamond 6. Navigating the river valleys (Landmark High School, New York, USA)
   
   
 
Back to Top Tasks (Items 1 to 6 provide examples - item seven links to MetaList)
green circle 1. Mesopotamia Timeline: pdf (Verizon Foundation, USA)
blue square 2. Bowling for barley - the development of writing (Verizon Foundation, USA)
blue squareblack diamond 3. Jobs and the law: pdf (Verizon Foundation, USA)
black diamond 4. Status of Women: pdf (Verizon Foundation, USA)
blue squareblack diamond 5. Medicine in Mesopotamia: pdf (Verizon Foundation, USA)
blue squareblack diamond 6. Trade in Old Babylonia: pdf (Verizon Foundation, USA)
   
green circleblue squareblack diamond 7. Thinkfinity meta lesson list (Verizon Foundation and Partner Organizations, USA)
blue square 8. Teacher lesson plans (University of Chicago, IL, USA)
   
   
 
11. Fun and Museums
Back to Top Fun
blue square 1. Write like a Babylonian (University of Pennsylvania Museum, USA)
blue squareblack diamond 2. Never ending puzzle (British Museum, U.K.)
blue square 3. Mesopotamia games (quia.com)
blue square 4. Printable crossword puzzles (eduplace.com)
black diamond 5. The royal game (The British Museum, U.K.)
black diamond 6. The royal game of Ur (gamecabinet.com)
blue squareblack diamond 7. Free online games and activities centered on Ancient Mesopotamia (mrdonn.org)
   
   
 
Back to Top Museums
green circleblue square 1. Mesopotamia (The British Museum, U.K.)
blue square 2. World Cultures (The British Museum, U.K.)
blue squareblack diamond 3. Mesopotamian Gallery (Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Illinois, USA)
blue square 4. Virtual Museum of Iraq (sponsored by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
blue squareblack diamond 5. Metopolitian Museum (New York, USA)
blue squareblack diamond 6. Ancient Art and Architecture (University of Minnesota, USA)
blue squareblack diamond 7. Rediscovering Ur's Royal cemetery (University of Pennslvania, USA)
blue squareblack diamond 8. Near Eastern Antiguities - Mesopotamia (The Louvre, Paris, France)
blue squareblack diamond 9. Mesopotamian Civilization (Beijing World Art Museum, China)
blue square 10. Agropolis Museum - Food & Agricultures of the World (Agropolis-Museum, Montepellier, France)
   
   
 
12. Miscellaneous Resources
Back to Top Doing Research
1. How to do research: the CMS approach: see left side of page (Avi Luxenburg, Comox Valley School District, BC, Canada)
2. The Research Process (Oregon School Library Information System, USA)
3. Why should we study history? (schoolhistory.co, U.K.)
4. Primary vs. secondary sources (Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA)
5. A student's guide to the study of history (historyguide.org)
6. How to do history (bbc.co.uk)
7. Archaeology - excavations and techniques (bbc.co.uk)
8. How old is that? - dating techniques (Minnesota State University, USA)
9. Learn about the impact of conquests (bbc.co.uk)
10. Family histories (bbc.co.uk)
   
   
11. Sentences (actden.com)
12. Writing paragraphs (actden.com)
13. Writing essays (actden.com)
14. Guide to writing a basic essay (Kathy Livingston)
15. Turning Microsoft Word into a talking word processor (Paul Hamilton, SETBC)
   
   
   
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Google Apps Tutorials
1. Google Apps Training (google.com)
2. Google Apps Learning Center (google.com)
3. Education Training Center (google.com)
4. Google Apps Education Community (google.com)
5. Help center for Google Apps (google.com)
6. Google Apps tips and tricks (google.com)
7. Google Apps: 27 short videos (google.com)
   
   
 
Back to Top Translate  Traduisez   Traduzca  翻译  ترجم
green circle 1. Babel Fish translation (altavista.com)
blue square 2. Google Translate (google.com)
   
   
 
Back to Top Misc.
green circle 1. Historic sites of Iraq (ECAI, University of California, USA)
green circleblue square 2. Mesopotamian artifacts: 12 shockwave animations (University of Chicago, Illinois, USA)
blue square 3. Wonders of the world (wonderclub.com)
black diamond 4. United Nations World Heritage sites (The United Nations)
black diamond 5. National Geographic - Treasures of Iraq parts one and two (National Geographic Society, USA)
   
   
  Misc. - Late Neolithic and Other Cultures
blue squareblack diamond 1. Natufian culture (wapedia.mobi)
black diamondblack diamond 2. The Natufian culture in the Levant: pdf (Ofer Bar-Yosef, Harvard University, Mass. USA)
black diamond 3. Natufian culture (wikipedia.org)
   
black diamond 4. Trypilian settlement in modern Ukraine (East European Development Institute, Ukraine)
black diamond 5. Trypilian civilization
black diamond 6. Cucuteni-Trypillian culture (wikipedia.org)
blue squareblack diamond 7. Trypillian culture: 3 minute video (Expo 2010, China)
blue squareblack diamond 8. Cucuteni-Trypillian culture: 6 minute video (youtube.org)
   
blue squareblack diamond 9. The Vinca culture (Ministry of Culture, Government of France)
blue squareblack diamond 10. Vinca pottery (netsell.com)
black diamond 11. Vinca culture (wikipedia.org)
   
blue squareblack diamond 11. The Scythians (The Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia)
blue squareblack diamond 12. Scythia (answers.com)
black diamond 13. Scythia (wikipedia.org)
blue squareblack diamond 14. Scythian collection (John Haskins University of Pittsaburg, Pennsylvania, USA)
   
   
 
Back to Top Myths, Folktales and Stories
green circleblue square 1. The epic of Gilgamesh: 5 minute animation (howstuffworks.com)
green circleblue square 2. The myths and archetypes of Mesopotamia: 7 minute animation (howstuffworks.com)
black diamond 3. Classic ancient texts (gatewaystobabylon.com)
   
   
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