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August 2002

Empires: A Study of Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome
Information, activities, recipes, crafts from ancient empires.

This gold-winning ThinkQuest entry from elementary students in Tennessee has a wealth of information on the ancient empires as well as interactive activities, recipes, and crafts.
The choice of background and text color on the main page makes reading a little difficult, but on other pages, the text and background work well together.
The site can be easily navigated from the left-side menu. Internal pages have a drop-down menu at the bottom of the page; a site map is also available.
The Empires: A Study of Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome site was developed by kids for kids. It's a great site to supplement any study of the ancient empires. Each of the three main areas, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and Ancient Rome, includes factual information on the empire; interactive online activities such as quizzes, jigsaws, crosswords, flashcards, and timelines; directions for making materials or crafts that are representative of the culture; recipes; and other related resources. Visitors to the site can also tale a virtual tour of the Ancient World Exhibit that was produced by these students to show different aspects of their learning about the ancient empires.

Review by Hazel Jobe
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