In this teachers resource package you will find some additional useful information relating to our Ancient Americas program at the museum.
Cloth and Clay Communicating Culture
A web site created by the Gardiner Museum and the Textile Museum about ancient civilizations from central and south America. Website includes: Learning about ancient cultures by exploring their objects; Explore landscapes and understand how people interact with their environment; Virtual tour traveling back in time; Meet the descendents of the Ancient Americas and learn about traditional and contemporary arts; and a Teachers resource sections which includes activities, links and a bibliography
The Mesoamerican Ball game
The sport of Life and Death The Mesoamerican ball game.
An online journey into the ancient spectacle of athletes and Gods. Site includes images of artifacts, loads of information and interactive games.
Introduction to the Maya
From the Canadian Museum of Civilization. In Mystery of the Maya there is a lot of information available including Astronomy, the calendar, hieroglyphics, slide shows and much more.
Foundation for the advancement of Mesoamerican Studies. There are lots of images here
of artifacts, drawings and maps. There is also an extensive bibliography.
National Geographic Animal facts
Animal facts, information, photos, sounds habitats, reports, news
Facts and images about animals in Mexico
Canadian website devoted to animal facts, games, images, and maps. There are also links to various Canadian Animals with information about habitat, geographic ranges, physiology and behavior.
Dragons and Fantastic beasts
The legend of the Chinese dragon
A brief synopsis about the history of the Chinese dragon.
Cyber sleuth Kids –Ancient civilizations
Many links to different aspects of Ancient Chinese history, activities, images etc.
Excellent Source of information for teacher and students. Aimed at students aged 9-11. Themes include crafts and artisans, geography, time, tombs and ancestors, and writing. There is also a link called staff room which teaches teachers how to beset use this site for their students
Early imperial China
Designed for student interaction. This website, designed by the British museum lets kids explore early Imperial China through fun interactive activities. There is also a staff roomsection with lesson plans and a list of resources.
Ghosts in the Castle
An interactive website that allows students to explore a medieval castle all the while learning interesting historical bits of information along the way.
Owl and Mouse educational software
Free software for kids pertaining to the middle ages. Activities for students to create their own shields, all the while learning about the middle ages.