Recommended Website: Archaeology Channelhttp://www.archaeologychannel.org/
Age Range: 10 - 17 (about middle school and up)
NOTE: I was only able to review a sampling of the videos at this site.
Therefore, AS ALWAYS, parents should preview the material to determine suitability of content for their own children.
ClickScholar, Sherry Boswell, recommended this website that provides free videos through which you can virtually experience the discovery of artifacts and monuments of civilizations from long ago.
As explained at the website, "You'll wonder at the achievements and insights of our ancestors as they became aware of themselves, learned how to organize for the common good of growing populations, invented ways to adapt to ever-changing environments, developed language and artistic expression, migrated to every corner of our planet, and turned their eyes upward to the stars."
Plus, you'll learn important lessons from the past that have value for us today.
When you get to the site you'll see a brief introduction and the featured
video. Look for the narrow, black menu bar at the top of the screen and
click on "Video." A new page opens with a menu of the free videos archived
at this site that include:
The Acropolis (Greece)
The Akha Way (Thailand)
The Anglo-American Project in Pompeii (Italy)
Anthropology Field Notes: Shipwrecks (Worldwide)
The Curse of Talakad (India)
Egypt: Gift of the Nile (Egypt)
Gila Cliff Dwellings (New Mexico)
Hopi Fires (Arizona)
Machu Picchu Revealed (Peru)
Mayas, Aztecs, and Incas (Mesoamerica, South America)
Ping Yao (China)
A Viking Landscape (Iceland)
-and many, many more!
Click on any one and a new screen opens where you can download and watch the
video. When the video begins to play, you will see additional links to
resources for further study.
Back on the landing page, don't miss the "Teacher Resources" on the menu.
There, you will find links to downloadable/printable activities and lesson
plans that complement the videos - and more!
This is really a remarkable resource website. Bookmark it to return whenever
you need supplements for your social science curriculum, or just want to use
the videos as a springboard to learning more about another culture, place,