Grade 4 Social Studies

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Political and Physical Regions of Canada

Early Societies, 3000 BCE - 1500 CE

  -based student learning activities  Early Civilizations

Math Hunt Game - Ancient Civilizations - Visit five exciting web sites about ancient history. At each stop, use the facts you find to solve a math question.

Examples of Timelines  
HyperHistory Online    Exploration Through the Ages  Walk Through Time


Ancient Civilizations - an interactive comparison of different civilizations through time - from the British Museum

Odyssey Online - a journey to explore ancient Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman cultures.

Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to Art of the Ancient World is an interactive journey through the collection of ancient art at The Art Institute of Chicago. This Web site takes you on an expedition to the ancient cultures of Egypt, Greece, and Italy using eighteen objects from the museum's distinguished collection.

Daily Life in Ancient Civilizations   Egypt, Greece, Rome, India and China, and MORE  (written by a History teacher)

Mr. Donn's Ancient History Page - sections for both teachers and students

Secrets of Lost Empiresthe companion Web site to a special five-part NOVA series aired in February 2000. In the series, NOVA crews attempt to ferret out long-forgotten secrets of early architects and engineers. The "Lost Empires" include the Egyptians, Romans, Medieval Europeans, and  Chinese. The site includes fun but relevant interactive games (Shockwave required).

Collapse - Why Do Civilizations Fail? "Join us as we explore the collapse of four ancient civilizations. You'll learn what happens when a society collapses and how archaeologists find and interpret evidence."

Empires - a ThinkQuest student project studying ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome.


Eternal Egypt - "High-resolution two- and three-dimensional artifact scans, 360º panoramas of locations, annotated multimedia animations, virtually-reconstructed environments, and real-time photos from webcams are woven into a multi-epoch journey through the museum that is Egypt itself."

Pyramids - The Inside Story   from NOVA - Online "Have you ever dreamed of exploring the pyramids of Egypt? If so, enter here, wander through the chambers and passageways of the Great Pyramid, and learn about the pharaohs for whom these monumental tombs were built."

Ancient Egypt - an excellent site from the British Museum. Topics include;  Egyptian Life, Geography, Gods and Goddesses, Mummification, Pharaohs, Pyramids, Temples, Time, Trading, Writing

You Wouldn't Want to Be an Egyptian Mummy! - This Web Book is based on the print publication "You Wouldn't Want To Be An Egyptian Mummy!", produced by The Salariya Book Company.

Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Art - from the Cleveland Museum of Art

Daily Life in Ancient Egypt quiz - from National Geographic for Kids

Egypt's Golden Empire - from the Empires series on PBS

Teachers!  Link to an Ancient Egypt web quest


Ancient Greece - from BBC Schools

Ancient Greece - from the British Museum

The Greeks - Crucible of Civilization -  from the Empires series on PBS

Mythweb This site is devoted to the heroes, gods and monsters of Greek mythology.


Mesopotamia - from the British Museum


Ancient India - from the British Museum


Ancient China - from the British Museum


The Roman Empire in the First Century - from the Empires series on PBS

Romans - from BBC Schools.  Investigate key aspects of Roman History through the series of articles. Then test your knowledge with the interactive quiz.

You Wouldn't Want to Be a Roman Gladiator! - This Web Book is based on the print publication "You Wouldn't Want To Be A Roman Gladiator!", produced by The Salariya Book Company.

Know the Romans - a personal website but the information appears to be accurate and appropriately written for this grade level


Ice Mummies of the Incas - from NOVA - Online

Mysterious Inca Brain Teaser quiz from National Geographic for Kids


Secret of the Maya Glyphs  Join National Geographic's WORLD magazine’s Travel Bureau kids on an adventure into a Maya temple. Can you unlock the secrets of the tomb?

Lost King of the Maya - from NOVA Online - the companion Web site to "Lost King of the Maya" scheduled for rebroadcast on April 16, 2002 (please check local listings). The film follows the work of archeologists who are using new excavations and hieroglyphic translations to interpret the early history of Copán, a Classic Maya site in northern Honduras.


The Middle Ages  A part of the Annenberg/CPB Projects Exhibits Collection. Categories include; Feudal Life, Religion, Homes, Clothing, Health, Arts&Entertainment, and Town Life


Political and Physical Regions of Canada

  -based student learning activities    The Provinces and Territories of Canada

The Atlas of Canada - from Natural Resources Canada

Teaching and Learning About Canada - Information and links dealing with Canadian Geography, History, Politics, Society, Culture and Wildlife, Time Zones, Graphs and Tables and much more.

Interactive Map of Canada  - information about the provinces, cities and major attractions appear as you move your cursor over the map

Canada's Treasure Trek - from TVO Kids - Search for "hidden treasure" as you learn about the provinces and territories of Canada

Adventures in Time - Join Diane and Paul as they visit every province and territory in Canada - all in one day! They meet explorers, pioneers and other interesting people.  (version française)

Flag Finish Line - How well do you know the flags of the provinces and territories? Try this interactive activity and find out.

Interactive Map of Canada - move the mouse over the map and provinces, capital cities and major bodies of water are identified.

Canada Map Puzzle - Click and drag the puzzle piece to the appropriate place on the map. (provinces, territories AND capital cities.)

Provinces and Territories: The origins of their names  

CanadaInfo: A Tribute to Canada - a collection of information and links about Canada, its land, government, people, and rich culture.

Large Canadian Roadside Attractions As you travel across Canada, you may come across some large and interesting roadside attractions. Here's a growing collection of their photos. 

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