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Life in the Past and Life Now
Compare life in the past with life now. Learn how key inventions of the past have changed the world. Find out what kind of clothing people wore in ancient times, what they ate, and how they traveled. Includes online games, quizzes, printouts, and coloring pages. There are links to eThemes resources about life of prehistoric people, ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, western civilizations, Middle Ages, and first American colonies.
Learn about technology in 1900s. Click on the "Features" on the image map to explore designs of early automobiles, music video, and the first telephone. Select the "Snap Shot" to learn what people in 20th century predicted about the 21st century. The "Buzz" page includes answers to many interesting questions about historical facts and inventions.
These sites have information about Ancient Egyptian culture, society, and geography. Topics include the people, art treasures, hieroglyphic messages, mummies, and more. Includes links to eThemes Resources on Egyptian Pyramids and Modern Culture.
These sites have information about the people, architecture, government, and daily life in ancient Greece. View images of Greek ruins, learn the Greek alphabet, and read about the famous city of Athens. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on mythology.
Learn about daily life in ancient Rome. Topics include architecture, food, Roman baths, roads, clothing, and more. Includes photographs of ancient art and Roman ruins, including the Colosseum and Circus Maximus.
These sites are about the knights from the Middle Ages or the Medieval period. Covers the topics of heraldry and chivalry. Includes photographs of armor and weapons used by knights. There are links to eThemes Resources on medieval castles and feudalism.
These sites are about daily life in colonial period. Learn about the colonists' education, clothing, chores, and games. Includes online quizzes and some videos. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on the Thirteen Colonies and the Pilgrims.
These links are all about schools during the nineteenth century. View photographs of one room schoolhouses, read about a typical school day, and view timelines of the education system in America. There is a link to an eThemes resource on schools in the twentieth century.