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Ancient Civilizations  Mesopotamia  Egypt  Greece  Rome  China  Mauryan and Gupta Empires Norse  Maya  Inca  Aztec  Nubian  Japan  Canadian Aboriginal  Science Earth's Crust Chemistry Ecosystems Math

ancientheading.pngMesopotamiaEgypt7-egypt.pngSocial Studies for Kids: Ancient Egypt 
An introduction to Ancient Egypt, with discussions on writing, math, government, pyramids, and the Egyptian mummies. There is also a glossary of different important terms relating to Ancient Egypt. 

Mr. Giotto's Ancient Egypt 
A good resource for Ancient Egypt, with pages discussing the history and culture of the Old, Middle, and New Kingdoms. 

Egypt: Daily Life 
A look at the daily life of an Ancient Egyptian, focusing on family life, food, personal appearance, entertainment, with a brief discussion on government. 

The Rosetta Stone 
A quick explanation of what the Rosetta Stone is, and how it helped scholars to translate Egyptian hieroglyphs. 

Hieroglyphics 
A worksheet about Egyptian hieroglyphs, including how to translate English into hieroglyphs. 

Hieroglyphic Symbols 
What the individual hieroglyphs mean, and how to translate them into English. 

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Social Studies for Kids: Ancient Greece 
An introduction to the culture of Ancient Greece, including a discussion of the Greek polis. 

Introduction to Ancient Greece 
An introduction to the different periods in Ancient Greek history, with a variety of links to other associated topics. 

BBC's Ancient Greece 
A cute website with a variety of topics on Ancient Greece, including their history, mythology, culture, and warfare. Also includes some activities and games, as well as quizzes. 

Mr. Giotto's Ancient Greece 
A good source for learning about Ancient Greece, with pages focusing on different periods from the Minoan civilization to the Hellenistic Age. 

Greek City-States 
A look at some of the most powerful and important city-states in Ancient Greece. 

Growing up in Greece 
Home Life 
These two links are a look at what it was like for children growing up in Ancient Greece, and what daily life was like for a typical Ancient Greek. 

Social Studies for Kids: Lycurgus and Solon 
A discussion of two of Lycurgus and Solon, two of the most important authors of Ancient Greek law. 

Ancient Greece Government 
A look at the major parts of the Greek government, including how Athenian democracy worked. 

Social Studies for Kids: Ancient Greek Olympics 
Looking at the Ancient Greek Olympics, which were the inspiration behind our modern Summer and Winter Olympic Games. 

Greek Philosophy and Socrates 
Greek philosophy was an inspiration for many modern ideas, this site discusses Socrates, one of the more important philosophers. 

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Nubia7-nubia.pngAncient Kingdom of Kush 
An introduction to the Kingdom of Kush (Nubia). Includes information about the daily life of citizens, and a discussion about trade and resources.

Nubia: History 
A brief history of Nubia from the Neolithic Period until its modern independence. 

British Museum's Kush Exhibit 
Some worksheets from the British Museum, discussing the Kingdom of Kush through artifacts and archaeology. There are review questions for each topic. 

Archaeology: Kingdom of Kush 
A New York Times article on the archaeology of Kush, and how recent excavations are uncovering more information about their culture and kingdom. 

Ancient Nubia: Trade 
An article about trade between Ancient Nubia and Egypt. 


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Earth's Crust
Science Probe 7: Earth's Crust 
Excellent links and resources for students doing the Earth’s Crust section of Grade 7 science. Activities as well as interactive resources. 
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Planet Earth 
A brief introduction to what the planet Earth is made of, including many useful links. 

Earth's Crust 
An introduction to the different layers and boundaries in the Earth’s crust. 

Bill Nye: Earth's Crust 
This 23-minute video features Bill Nye the Science Guy talking about the Earth’s crust. 

Tectonic Plate Boundaries 
Explaining the differences between the three major plate boundaries: divergent, convergent, and transform. 

BBC Geography: Tectonic Plates 
A more advanced look at the structure of the Earth, including what tectonic plates are and how they interact. 

BBC Geography: Earthquakes 
Explaining the causes and effects of earthquakes, including how they are measured using the Richter scale. 

Science for Kids: Earthquakes 
Discussing why earthquakes happen and how they are measured. 

Volcanoes 
Explaining the difference between magma and lava, and defining the major types of volcano. 

BBC Geography: Volcanoes and Volcanic Eruptions 
Discussing where and why volcanoes form, including diagrams explaining the main parts of a volcano. Includes an explanation of what happens after a volcano erupts, and two examples of major eruptions in the past. 

BBC Geography: Classification of Rocks 
The differences between the three major rock types, igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic, are explained with sample photographs. 

Rock Cycle 
A discussion of the process of rock formation, including how the different steps in the rock cycle are connected. 

Earth Floor: Cycles 
An introduction to the basic concepts that make up the rock cycle. 


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Ecosystems
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Dividing Fractions 
Division of fractions, including a short animation on how to make a reciprocal. 

Percentages 
A look at percentages, including some practice exercises. 

How to Multiply Decimals 
An easy video about how to multiply decimals. 

Multiplying Negatives 
How negative numbers work, including how to multiply them. 

Integers 
A lesson on adding and subtracting integers using number lines. Some exercises are included. 

BBC Math: Circles 
A review of the concept of pi, and how it’s used to figure out circumference and area of circles. 

Math Videos 
A list of videos about lots of different math concepts. Included are: numbers, arithmetic, fractions, percent, algebra, decimals, ratio, measurement, and geometry. 

Linear Equations 
A discussion of linear equations, including some exercises and examples. 

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