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Bonus Project

 

SEVEN WONDERS of the ANCIENT WORLD

The notion of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World can be traced back to the fifth century B.C. These creations rivaled many created by nature in their size, majesty, and beauty. Six of the seven wonders no longer stand, having been destroyed by natural disaster or by humans.

v  Great Pyramid of Giza

v  Statue of Zeus at Olympia

v  Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

v  Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus

v  Colossus of Rhodes

v  The Pharos of Alexandria

v  The Hanging Gardens of Babylon

These Wonders, even though most of them have disappeared, are important historical monuments. They tell us a lot about the ancient world that, had they not existed, we would have no record of. The ancients left us their legacy as we will leave ours to future generations. 

Instructions:For 5 to 15 bonus points, you can make a model or poster board depicting one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This model or poster board should include a one page description of the wonder and be double spaced in Times New Roman 14 point font.  I will assign points based on how creative you are with your project.  Your model or poster board must be turn in by October 9, 2009.

Here you will find some useful links to other sites about the seven wonders:

·         http://library.thinkquest.org/C0123829/Index2.html - A good site about the seven wonders.

·         http://ce.eng.usf.edu/pharos/wonders - A very good page about the seven wonders. It gives a brief review on all of them.

·         http://www.unmuseum.org/wonders.htm - Another place where to look information about the seven wonders.

·         http://www.mmmpcc.org/jerrywalkosz/wonders.htm - Very little information here. The pictures are nice though.

·         http://www.sd83.bc.ca/stu/9711/jlk2m.htm - A brief overview of the seven wonders

·         http://eroosevelths.pgcps.pg.k12.md.us/~templin/7wonders/ - Another short overview

·         http://www.worldskip.com/7wonders/lighthouse.html - A very good place. Gives information about all the seven wonder