Social Studies

Ancient Rome

Encyclopedia Articles:

Ancient Rome- Encyclopedia Britannica

Try using World Book Online.

Websites:

The Roman Empire in the 1st Century- http://www.pbs.org/empires/romans/

Timeline Ancient Rome – http://www.exovedate.com/ancient_timeline_one.html

Roman Empire Interactive Map- http://www.roman-empire.net/maps/map-empire.html

Websites selected by World Book Online:

BBC Bitesize: World History – Romans – http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zwmpfg8

BBC website with information about ancient Roman roads and places

BBC History: Romans – http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/romans/

A BBC history website with information about ancient Rome.

Ancient Civilizations: Ancient Rome – http://www.ushistory.org/civ/6.asp

A history website of the Independence Hall Association, Philadelphia, PA

Maecenas: Images of Ancient Greece and Rome  -http://wings.buffalo.edu/AandL/Maecenas/index.html

Extensive collection of photographs of ancient Roman ruins in France and in Italy, including Rome, Pompeii, and Herculaneum, from a classics professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Table of Contents (The Vatican Library and Renaissance Culture) -http://lcweb.loc.gov/exhibits/vatican/toc.html

Information about Rome, Italy, with links to other on-line resources.

Challenging Places Research

Search Tips:

  1. There might be variations on the name. For example, Lut Desert, is also known as Dasht-e-Lut.
  2. Use “quotation marks” to search for the exact phrase. E.g. “Mount Merapi”

Some databases to consider:

Explora Canada

Global Issues in Context

Some Useful Websites:

Population: data.un.org

Climate: CIA World Fact Book (Climate)

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