Social Studies Resources for Grades 4-6

Social Studies Web Resources for California 4th-6th Graders

Created by,
Linda Ullah

Curriculum Info  Meet the Author

Ullah, Linda, "Ohlone Grindstone" 1995


This Web Resource list was developed for 4th-6th grade teachers in the Los Altos CA School District. I hope it will be useful for any 4th-6th grade teacher who teaches social studies.

4th Grade--CA Gold Rush
    •All About the Gold Rush
Great facts and information about the CA Gold Rush
    •California Gold Rush WebQuest--Diverse People Make the Journey
ou are traveling to California from all over the world. You want to cash in on the Gold Rush. You are leaving friends and family behind. You will create a scrapbook of your journey and what you experience when you arrive in California. Put yourselves into the shoes of these travelers and look at the world through their eyes.
    •Deer Creek Schools' Gold Rush Project
Deer Creek School is located in Nevada City, California.Discover how the historical landmarks of the area weave a tapestry of gold rush history.
    •Free Gold!
For this once in a lifetime experience, your job will be to CREATE A DIARY using the information you will learn on the Internet. You will create a person to be in the year 1849.
    •Gold Rush--California's Untold Stories
Oakland Museums CA Gold Rush site.
    •John Sutter
Information about John Sutter on the PBS web site
    •Land of Glittering Dreams
Letters photographs, art and archives from the CA Gold Rush
    •Land of Golden Dreams
The Huntington Library's online collection of Gold Rush manuscripts, drawings, and rare printed materials
    •Lesson 17--The Gold Rush
Information on the CA Gold Rush
The Virtual Museum of San Francisco's Gold Rush site
    •The Gold Rush
PBS CA Gold Rush site
    •The Gold Rush Trail's Gold Rush site
    •The Virtual California Gold Country: Highway 49 Revisited Online
f you're interested in the California Gold Country, the Virtual Tour starts here.
    •Way Back Gold Rush
PBS Kids' very engaging information about the CA Gold Rush
    •Yahooligans Web Resource List of Explorers
U.S. and CA Explorers
4th Grade--CA Native Americans
    •California Indians
Web Resource List
    •California Native Americans
Thinkquest project about the various California Native American Tribes in both English and Spanish
    •Hupa House
A phote of a Hupa home
    •Hupa, Yurok and Karak Artifacts
The Hupa, Yurok and Karuk peoples live in northern California, strung out along the Klamath and Trinity River valleys.
    •Map of CA Tribes
This is a map showing where the various CA tribes lived.
    •Miwok Informaton
The Miwok of Angel Island
    •Native Californians
Web Resource List
    •Ohlone Project
3rd Grade Project done by students in Natural Bridges
    •Ohlone/Costanoan Esselen Nation
Ohlone band who lives in southern Monterey Bay area including the lush northern Salinas Valley, the Monterey Peninsula, the rugged Big Sur coastline, and the mountainous interior from the Carmel highlands to the area around Soledad
    •Pomo People
Brief history of the Pomo.
    •The Agua Caliente
Natives of Palm Springs
    •The Agua Caliente band of Cahuillas
Facts about this tribe
    •The Agua Caliente Band of the Cahuilla Tribe
The Cahuillas and most other tribes of the area belong to the Shoshonean division of the Uto-Aztecan linguistic family. Tribes in this group range from the Aztecs of Mexico to the Hopi, Papago and Pima of Arizona, the Ute of Colorado and tribes of the Morongo Reservation area, including the Serrano, Cupeno and Gabrieleno.
    •The Barona Band of Mission Indians
This tribe lives northeast of San Diego.
    •The Cahuilla
There are 10 reservations in Southern Ca. Those who settled in what is now Palm Springs are the Agua Caliente Indians. Other Bands are the Morongo, Los Coyotes, Torres-Martinez, Cabazon and the Santa Rosa.
    •The Chumash
Native Californians from the coast of California, between Malibu and Paso Robles, as well as on the Northern Channel Islands
    •The Hupa
Native Americans from Northwestern California
    •The Hupa and the Chilula
Native Californians of the Hoopa Valley
    •The Kumeyaay
The Kumeyaay Nation extends from San Diego and Imperial Counties in California to 60 miles south of the Mexican border. The Kumeyaay are members of the Yuman language branch of the Hokan group.
    •The Miwok
The Miwoks lived in the territory which stretches from eastern portions of Contra Costa County from Walnut Creek north, northeast to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
    •The Mojave
Native Americans of the Mojave Desert in California
    •The Mojave
More about the Mojave Tribe of the Mojave Desert in California
    •The Muwekma Ohlone
Native Americans of the Santa Clara Valley
    •The Ohlone
The Ohlone of Belmont CA.
    •The Yokuts
Information on the Yukut Tribe in the San Joaquin Valley
    •The Yurok
The Yurok lived on the Pacific coast of northwestern California.
    •Timbisha Shoshone Reservation
In Death Valley, in south-central California, near the Nevada Border
    •Timbisha Shoshone Tribe
Death Valley's Native American Tribe
    •Timbisha Shoshone Tribe
More about the Tismbisha Shoshone of Death Valley
    •Yokut Legend
Legend about how the Yokut's of the San Joaquin Valley came to exist
More about the Yokuts of the San Joaquin Valley
Native Americans of the Klamath River and the Pacific coast
4th Grade--California History (in general)
    •California Heritage Collection
UC Berkeley's Bancroft Library's digitized collection of CA history images
    •California History Web site
California Historical Society web site--includes interactive timeline and key word searches to CA History topics
    •Great Edenvale Detective Caper
Project done by students at Edenvale School in San Jose, CA about local history
    •SCORE Grade 4 Social Studies Units and Resources
Schools of California Online Resources for Educators' site of CA Standards-based units, lessons and resources for 4th Grade Social Studies
4th Grade--California Missions
    •An Uncommon Mission
Paintings of the CA Missions by Father Jerome Tuppa. Contains activities and resources about the missions.
    •CA Mission Internet Trail
A Blue Web In winning site about the CA Missions
    •California Missions
Interactive Map with links to each of the CA Missions Sites
    •California Missions
A list of the CA missions
    •California Missions
Project by students at Lomita Magnet School
    •California Missions
Web Resource List
    •California Missions Interactive
Internet Field Trip to the CA Missions
    •Father Junipero Serra
A biography of Father Junipero Serra who founded many of the CA Missions
    •Fray Junipero Serra
A biography of Father Junipero Serra who founded many of the CA Missions
    •La Purisima Mission
Located on the outskirts of Lompoc on the central coast of California.
    •Mission San Fernando Rey de España
Mission near Los Angeles
    •Mission San Fernando Rey de España
More information about this mission
    •Mission San Gabriel Arcángel
Mission located in Montebello
    •Mission San Gabriel Arcángel
Mission on the San Gabriel River near Montebello CA
    •Missions of California
Thinkquest project about the CA Missions
    •San Diego de Alcalá
6 miles from the city of San Diego on Presidio Hill overlooking Mission Valley
    •San Fernando Mission
The seventeenth of the twenty-one missions founded by the Franciscans, was established on September 8, 1797
    •San Francisco de Asís (Mission Dolores)
Mission located at 3321 16th Street, San Francisco, CA
    •San Juan Capistrano Virtual Tour
Thinquest project virtual tour or San Juan Capistrano Mission
    •The Spanish Missions of California
Thinkquest project about California Missions
5th Grade--American Revolution
    •American Revolution
Activities and quizzes
    •American Revolution
KidsConnect site on the American Revolution with lots of links
    •American Revolution
Kid projects on the American Revolution
    •American Revolutionary War
National Parks Service Museum Collection
    •Battle of Yorktown
Student project on this battle
    •Benjamin Franklin--Glimpses of a Man
Benjamin Franklin was more than one of the founding fathers of our new democracy; he was a scientist, an inventor, a statesman, a printer, a philosopher, a musician, and an economist. This site also includes a movie on this famous man.
    •Causes of War
History Central's website provides links to the events that led up to the war including the French and Indian War, Stamp Tax, Townshend Act, Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party.
    •Declaring Independence
Online video of digital images and voice over explaining the events that led to America's independence.
    •Exploring Viewpoints on the American Revolution
WebQuest on the American Revolution
    •Extra, Extra, Read All About It
WebQuest on the American Revolution. Students create a newspaper about the revolution.
    •Generals of the American Revolution
WebQuest about the generals in the American Revolution
    •Liberty--The American Revolution
PBS web site on the American Revolution
    •Patriot List--Connecticut Society of Sons of the American Revolution
Biographies on Revolutionary War Era Patriots
    •Revolutionary War Battlesite Tour WebQuest
Students will learn about the battles and the important people who were involved in the battles.
    •The American Revolution for Kids
Student Projects on the American Revolution
    •The History Place--The American Revolution
Timeline of the American Revolution
    •The History Place--The American Revolution
Timeline of the American Revolution
5th Grade--Colonial America
    •"State" the Facts--Life in Colonial America
WebQuest about Colonial America
    •A Pilgrimage Into History WebQuest
Compares Plymouth and Jamestown colonies
    •American Then and Now
WebQuest about Colonial America
    •Colonial American Art
WebQuest about Colonial American Art
    •Colonial Business WebQuest
After stepping out of your time machine you realize that you trapped in Colonial America. You will become familiar with the daily life, clothing, traditions, and businesses of that time. Be prepared to live the life of an American Colonist!
    •Colonial Jamestown Interactive Exercises
Interactive archaeology modules on Colonial Jamestown
    •Colonial Living History Museum
Teacher created project plan for a virtual colonial museum project created by John McPherson, now at Los Paseos School in San Jose
    •Colonial Williamsburg
Official Colonial Williamsburg site with lesson plans and other information
    •Crazy About Colonial Times WebQuest
An Internet WebQuest on Colonial Times
    •Cultures in Conflict--Lessons of Jamestown
Teacher created project plan (created by Margaret Rodrigues at Los Paseos School in San Jose. The goals are: To study historical documents and artifacts, in order to experience history as a dynamic discipline which studies, interprets, and debates the meaning of these sources and through those of our historical past. To understand the cultural differences between and among the early settlers of Jamestown, the Native inhabitants, and African slaves. To appreciate how the clash of these three cultures brought about different views of what becoming an American meant. To speculate how these cultures could have resolved difficulties in different manners.
    •Jamestown Settlement
Teacher created activity includes link to PBS on demand video about Colonial America
    •Salem Mock Witch Trial
WebQuest (in PowerPoint) about the Salem Witch Trials
    •Talking to the Colonists
WebQuest about Colonial America
    •The History Place--Early Colonial Era
Timeline of Colonial Period
    •The Pilgrim Life Adventure WebQuest
Task 1 Create a family tree to find out about your ancestors. Task 2 Create a journal to keep the new information you are learning about the Pilgrims in. Keep this in a safe place so you can write or draw in it every day. Task 3 Complete a Venn Diagram showing how your life and the Pilgrim's life are the same or different. Task 4 Create a vehicle of your own to travel in.
    •Virtual Marching Tour of the American Revolution
Information on all the battles of the American Revolution
5th Grade--Explorers
    •1415–1499 AD – 15th Century Explorers
StudyWorks Online Explorers page
    •Age of Exploration
5th grade social studies Age of Exploration annotated bibliography with links to sites
    •Cybersleuth Kids on Explorers
Links to explorers sites
Activities and quizes about the explorers
Links to sites about the Explorers
    •Explorers from the 1400's - the Fifteenth Century
Enchanted Learning's Explorer site
    •Explorers WebQuest
WebQuest about the 15th Century explorers
    •Henry Hudson
Half Moon Press--Who was Henry Hudson Anyway? And What Happened to Him?
    •Just Curious Explorers
Links to various explorer web sites
    •Kid Info's Explorers Site
Accounts of European voyages and explorations to North America, from Columbus's Atlantic crossing in 1492 to the famous trip through the Northwest Passage by Roald Amundsen in 1905. Alphabetical Navigation permits browsing by explorers' names. Documents the discovery and exploration of the Americas with both manuscripts and published maps. Many of these maps reflect the European Age of Discoveries, dating from the late 15th century to the 17th century.
    •Look Out World Here We Come
WebQuest about the European explorers
    •Oak Terrace School's Explorers Web Site
Links to information on explorers. Some links are not working.
    •The Life and Voyages of Henry Hudson
Information on Henry Hudson
    •Ultimate Explorers GameQuest
This webquest focuses on the European explorers and their effects on the "new world".
    •Yahooligans Web Resource List of Explorers
U.S. and CA Explorers sites
5th Grade--Native Americans
    •Exploring the Sioux Nation
Teacher created project plan on the Sioux
    •Indians of the Southeast
5th grade social studies WebQuest
    •Native American Legends
Web Resource List
    •Native American Life
Web Resource List
    •Native American Tribe Links
Yahooligan's links to Native American tribal web sites
    •Native American WebQuest
WebQuest designed for 5th grade
    •One Nation Many Cultures WebQuest
Every year the Smithsonian Institution sponsors the Folk Life Festival, which occurs on the Mall during the week leading up to the Fourth of July. Each year several different ethnic groups are selected to share aspects of their culture. Next year, the organizers of the Folk Life Festival have decided to celebrate Native American culture.
    •The Native Americans
The Wampanoag or Massachusetts
    •Three Kinds of Indian Tribes
WebQuest on Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest, Southwest, and Plains Indians
5th Grade--U.S. History and Geography (in general)
    •A Hypertext on American History from the colonial period until Modern Times
Dutch site on U. S. History
    •Library of Congress--American Memories Collection
The Library of Congress' U.S. History resources. This is a phenominal site of resources!
    •Mrs. Newmark's Page of American History and Other Cool Stuff
Links to American History sites
    •SCORE Grade 5 Social Studies Units and Resources
Schools of California Online Resources for Educators' site of CA Standards-based units, lessons and resources for 5th Grade Social Studies
    •Virtual Museum of New France
Links to the explorers Native Americans (First Nation) and other history sites---Mostly Canadian history--but some is relevant to U.S. History
6th Grade--Ancient China
    •Ancient China
Information on Ancient China
    •China Magazine Project
WebQuest to create an online magazine on Ancient China
    •Compass, China, 220 BCE
Information on the compass in Ancient China
    •Daily Life in Ancient China
Class project on Ancient China
    •Dragons in Ancient China
Dragons in Chinese architecture, paintings, and culture
    •History of China
The history of China from ancient time to the present
Ancient China and geometry WebQuest on kites
    •Mu-Lan, the Chinese Woman Warrior
Information on the legend of Mu-Lan
    •Mysterious Mummies of China
Nova companion web site to movie of same name
    •The Ancient Dynasties
Xia, Shang, and Zhou dynasties
    •The Legend of Mulan
Text of the legend
    •Web Resource List on Ancient China
Annotated bibliography of Web links on Ancient China
    •Xiang Qi--The Art of Ancient China plus Art, Literature, and History of its Mother Country
Thinkquest project on Ancient China
6th Grade--Ancient Civilizations (in general)
    •A Study of Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome
Thinkquest project
    •Ancient Art
Art from Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, etc.
    •Ancient Civilizations Virtual Museum
The William Penn Charter School Sixth Grade's project on ancient civilizations
    •Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to Art of the Ancient World
The Art Institute of Chicago's web site of Art from Ancient Egypt, Greece and Italy
    •Daily Life in Ancient Civilizations
Includes: Early Man Ancient Rome Ghana, Mali, Songhay, Ancient Meso/Sumer, Ancient China, NW Pacific Coast Indians ,Ancient Egypt, Ancient India, Ancient Kush, Inca Empire, Daily Life Sites, Ancient Greece, Maya Empire, Ancient History Page
    •Odyssey Online
Odyssey Online is an interactive journey through ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Near East; the ancient Americas; and sub-Saharan Africa of the 19th and 20th centuries. On Odyssey, you can explore works of art from the collections of Emory University's Michael C. Carlos Museum and the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester. These objects--made from stone, clay, wood, metal, and fiber--tell us fascinating stories about the people who made them, in distant lands and times! Enjoy the journey!
    •SCORE Grade 6 Social Studies Units and Resources
Schools of California Online Resources for Educators' site of CA Standards-based units, lessons and resources for 6th Grade Social Studies
    •Voyage Back in Time: Ancient Greece and Rome
Designed for 3rd graders, this site has comparative information on both civilizations that is applicable for 6th graders
6th Grade--Ancient Egypt
    •Akhet Egyptology
Lot's of information on Ancient Egypt
Snaith School's Ancient Egypt project
    •Ancient Egypt Hotlist
Information, WebQuest, and questions about Ancient Egypt
    •Color Me Egypt
Learn All About Egypt on a tour for kids
Photographs taken in Egypt--includes Giza, Memphis, Saqqara, Dashaur, Cairo and the Cairo Museum
    •Egypt's Golden Empire
PBS' Interact timeline of Ancient Egypt
    •Egypt's Golden Empire's web site about Egypt from Ancient Egypt to modern Egypt
    •Egypt--Secrets of the Ancient World
National Geographic's Egypt site
    •Egyptian Art
The Art Institute of Detroit's site
    •Egyptian Hieroglythics
WebQuest on Egyptian Hieroglythics
    •Eternal Egypt
Interactive maps in English, French and Arabic
    •Gallimaufry of Ancient Egypt
Archaeology of Egypt WebQuest
    •History of Egypt
History of Egypt from pre-history to British rule.
    •History of Egyptian Obelisks
Information on Egypt's obelisks
    •I Want My Mummy
WebQuest on mummification
    •King Tut's Virtual Tomb
Flash animation tour of King Tut's tomb
    •Luxor--Virtual Tour
Egypt Virtual Tour web site
    •McClung Museurm's Ancient Egypt
In this exhibition, the ancient Egyptians still speak to us through passages taken from their writings and through the many objects they left behind. A fine collection of both original objects and some replicas which complement them are arranged in this gallery by subject categories such as history, daily life, religion, and writing.
    •Mysteries of Egypt
Web site for the National Geographic film "Mysteries of Egypt"
    •Nubia - The Other Gift of the Nile
WebQuest on Ancient Nubia
    •Odyssey in Egypt
Weekly lessons on a virtual archaeology site. Includes a QuickTime VR tour.
    •Pharoah's Obelisk
Nova's web site on Ancient Egypt. Includes virtual tours in QuickTime VR.
    •Quick Time VR Virtual Tours
Includes Valley of the Kings and many more QTVR panoramic tours
    •Secrets of the Pharoahs
Website for the PBS series.
    •Secrets of the Tombs
WebQuest on Ancient Egypt
    •The Quest for Immortality--Treasures of Ancient Egypt
National Gallery Art's Ancient Egypt site. Includes virtual tours.
In 1964 in the ancient necropolis of Saqqara, Egyptian archaeologist Ahmed Moussa discovered a series of tombs with rock-cut passages in the escarpment facing the causeway that lead to the pyramid of Unas.
    •The Tomb of Senneferi
n these pages you can find out about fieldwork project in Egypt from 1992 to 2002: what the tomb is, how archaeology is done, what we find, and many other things!
    •The University of Memphis Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology home page.
Art exhibits and virtual tours of Egypt's ancient treasures
    •Thebian Mapping Project
Information and videos about the Valley of the Kings
    •Tour Egypt Hatshepsut,
Information on Hatshepsut
    •Tour Map of Egypt
Take a virtual tour of a temple or tomb.
    •Writing in Ancient Egypt
Information about hieroglyphics
6th Grade--Ancient Greece
    •Ancient Greece
Student projects from Snaith School in the U.K.
    •Ancient Greece -- The Olympics
BBC's virtual tour of the Ancient Greek Olympics
    •Ancient Greece WebQuest
WebQuest about Ancient Greece
    •Ancient Greek Civilization
History of Aegean Civilization--includes The Minoans The Rise of the Mycenean The Myceneans Homer (The Odyssey and the Illiad are full length versions of Homer's Works.) The Odyssey The Illiad The Greek Dark Ages The Rise of Greece
Contains RealAudio movie on Ancient Delphi
    •Greek Gods--The Titans
List of the Titans and brief description of each
    •Greek Mythology and Religion
Yahooligan's Web links to site on Ancient Greek mythology and religion
    •Let Me See a Piece of Greece
An Interactive Webquest Created for Middle Level Social Studies and Math Students
    •Mythology and the Constellations
The earliest references to the mythological significance of the Greek constellations may be found in the works of Homer, which probably date to the 7th century B.C. In the Iliad, for instance, Homer describes the creation of Achilleus's shield by the craftsman god Hephaistos:
    •National Archaeological Museum of Athens
VIrtual museum of exhibits in museum
Thinkquest project on Olympia
Hellenic Ministry of Culture's Web site on Olympia and the ancient Olympic Games
    •The Ancient City of Athens
The Ancient City of Athens is a photographic archive of the archaeological and architectural remains of ancient Athens (Greece).
    •The Ancient Greek World
Univeristy of Pennsylvania's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology virtual gallery
    •The Colossus of Rhodes
Information on the Colossus of Rhodes
    •The Greeks--Crucible of Civilization
PBS website on Ancient Greece
    •The Real Story of the Ancient Olympics
Information on the Ancient Olympics--includes and online expert
    •The Temple of Artemis
Information on the Temple of Artemis
6th Grade--Ancient India
    •Ancient India
The British Museum's site on Ancient India
    •Ancient India--Back to the Future
WebQuest on Ancient India
    •Exploring World Cultures--India
How the Bhagavad Gita shaped culture and history in India.
The history of Ancient India, and Indian arts
    •Indus Valley
Inforamation on the Indus Valley and Ancient India
    •Indus Valley Civilization--Daily Life
Class project
    •The Ancient Indus Valley
Slides, walks and links to Indus Valley history sites
    •The World of Ancient India
Web Resouces list of links to sites on Ancient India
    •Water and Ancient India
Inquiry-based project on Ancient India
    •Web Resource List on Ancient India
Annotated links about Ancient India
6th Grade--Ancient Mesopotamia
    •Ancient History Sourcebook: The Code of Hammurabi
[Hammurabi] was the ruler who chiefly established the greatness of Babylon, the world's first metropolis. Many relics of Hammurabi's reign ([1795-1750 BC]) have been preserved, and today we can study this remarkable a wise law-giver in his celebrated code. . .
    •Ancient Mesopotamia
7th grade project on Ancient Mesopotamia
Informationm on cuneiform writing with links to Mesopotamia and Egypt and Hieroglythics
    •Cuneiform Numbers
See what cuneirform numbers looked like.
    •Hammurabi For President!
WebQuest about Hammurabi and his code
    •Hammurabi's Code of Laws
Translated text of Hammurabi's Code
The British Museum's site on Mesopotamia
    •Mesopotamia 9000 - 500 B.C
Timeline of Mesopotamian history and culture
    •Mesopotamia--the Assyrians
The Assyrians were Semitic people living in the northern reaches of Mesopotamia; they have a long history in the area, but for most of that history they are subjugated to the more powerful kingdoms and peoples to the south.
    •Mosopotamian Writing
Learn about the pictograms of Ancient Mesopotamia
    •The Wonders of Mesopotamia
Web Resource List
History and archaeology of Mesopotamia city of Ur
    •Welcome to Ancient Mesopotamia
Links to resources on Mesopotamia
    •Write like a Babylonian
Students can have their name written in cuneiform, then learn more about the pictographs of cuneiform writing.
Temples were originally built on platforms. During the third millennium B.C., these were made higher and bigger. Eventually it was decided to build even higher temples on platforms which were stepped. These stepped towers we call ziggurats.
Information on the ziggurats of Babylon, Uruk and Ur. (Use text links as the map links don't work.)
6th Grade--Ancient Rome
    •Ancient Roman Mythology
Information on Roman mythology
    •Ancient Rome Art
The Detroit Institute of Art's online museum of Ancient Roman Art
    •Exploring the Secrets of Ancient Rome
Ancient Rome WebQuest
    •Mythology--Ancient Roman Mythology
Information on Ancient Roman Mythology
    •Roman Clothes
Infomation on the clothes worn by Ancient Romans
    •Roman Life
Links to all aspects of Roman life including clothing and family. Contains activities and puzzles
    •Romulus and Remus
They story of Romulus and Remus
    •Secrets of Lost Empires--Roman Baths
Companion Web site to the NOVA program "Roman Bath,"
    •The Romans
Information on Ancient Rome--a BBC site
    •Walking Tour of Rome
There are over 400 photographs here arranged in such a way that you can "walk" through these magnificent ancient monuments.
    •Who Were the Romans
Interactive site on the Ancient Romans in Britain
    •Yahooligans Ancient Roman Web sites
Links to web sites on Ancient Rome
6th Grade--Early Humans
    •Africa--Cradle of Civilization
Thinkquest project on early humans
    •Ape to Man
This History Chanel's site on early humans. Contains video clips.
    •Becoming Human
Online broadband video documentary from Arizona State University.
    •Cave Art
Information of various types of cave art
    •Cave Art Lesson
A lesson on Cave Art of Early Man. The lesson has follow-up questions and additional links are included for more study and illustrations.
    •Cave Art WebQuest
A follow up project to Maroo and the Winter Caves
    •Cavemen Challenge
BBC Interactive site. Flash Player is needed
Thinkquest project on Cro-Magnons
    •Cro-Magnon Caves
6th grade project on Cro-Magnon caves.
During construction for a railroad in 1868, a rock shelter in a limestone cliff was uncovered. Near the back of the shelter, an occupation floor was recognized, and when excavated, it revealed the remains of four adult skeletons, one infant, and some fragmentary bones.
    •Cybermuseum--Early Humans
Information on Australopithecus, Homo habilis, Homo erectus, Neanderthal, Cro-Magnon
    •Cybersleuth Kids on Early Humans
Ancient Civilization Web Resource List to Early Human Web sites.
    •Early Human Evolution
A Survey of the Biological and Cultural Evolution of Homo habilis and Homo erectus
    •Early Human Phylogeny
A phylogenetic tree is a graphical means to depict the evolutionary relationships of a group of organisms. The phylogenetic tree below shows one reconstruction of the relationships among early human species, as we best know them today. It is a clickable image map.
    •Early Man WebQuest
Congratulations! You have been hired by the board of directors for The Museum of Natural History to unlock the mysteries of Homo Erectus, Neanderthal or Cro-Magnon. You are to use Internet resources to collect information on one of the three hominid groups and then build a three-dimensional model with an informational backboard which displays the hominid group's environment and living conditions.
    •Educypedia on Prehistory and Early Man
Prehistoric man web resources links
    •Hominid Evolution
Information on Australopithecus, Homo habilis, Neandertals and Modern Man
    •Homo Habilis
Homo habilis is the earliest known species of the genus Homo; that is, the first human species. It existed from approximately 2.2 to 1.6 million years ago in east Africa.
Homo erectus is a large brained species.
    •Human Evolution
PBS Website about Early Humans
    •Human Origins
Information on Australopithecus
    •Ms Hos-McGrane's Grade 6 Social Studies Project on Early Humans
6th grade projects on Early Humans
    •Mystery of the First Americans
Nova's web site on Kennewick Man
    •Neandertals:A Cyber Perspective
In 1856 at the Feldhofer Cave, near Dusseldorf Germany, Neandertal Man informally introduced himself to the world.
    •Neanderthals on Trial
PBS special on Neanderthals
    •Prehistoric Life
BBC's web site on early humans
Hotlinks to various prehistory sites
    •Prehistory Sites
An online prehistory virtual museum
    •Secrets of the Dead
PBS web site about the discovery of Orrorin tugenensis in East Africa
    •The Life and Times of Early Man
Complete lesson plans and creative activities on early humans
    •Walking with Cavemen
BBC Broadcast: Professor Robert Winston meets Lucy, the first upright ape, and follows her ancestors on the three-million-year journey to civilisation. Broadcast in 2003, Walking with Cavemen combined special effects with the latest scientific theories, to show us what it really means to be human.

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