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History Quest 5 - Web Links

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Chapter 1: King Midas

Find out about the real Ancient Greeks: Web Link 1, Web Link 2, Web Link 3
This site might be a bit hit and myth! Web Link

Chapter 2: Women Who Made a Difference – Part 1

The official Amelia Earhart website: Web Link
Read the stories of women astronauts/cosmonauts: Web Link
A timeline of pioneering women in space: Web Link
The story of Rosa Parks: Web Link
Find out about other important women in history: Web Link 1, Web Link 2

Chapter 3: Pompeii

Discover the world of the Ancient Romans: Web Link
Have a look at this model of Ancient Rome: Web Link
Kit out a Roman gladiator for battle: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image Lesson plans and activities on the Roman Empire: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image Lots of information and videos on Pompeii: Web Link
An eyewitness account of the destruction of Pompeii: Web Link
Now do a quiz to test your knowledge of this chapter: Web Link

Chapter 4: The Aztec People

Information about the Aztecs: Web Link
Learn about Hernán Cortés: Web Link
An Aztec story: Web Link

Chapter 5: The Renaissance

Find out all about the Renaissance here: Web Link
A whole gateway to lots of information about the Renaissance: Web Link 1, Web Link 2
Find out more about Christopher Columbus: Web Link
See some of Michelangelo’s work: Web Link
Learn about Leonardo da Vinci… Web Link
…and see some of his work: Web Link
Some cool printing facts: Web Link
Biography of Galileo: Web Link

Chapter 6: The French Revolution

How it all began: Web Link
Play ‘Walk the Plank’ – a quiz based on the French Revolution: Web Link
Answer some questions on the French Revolution and you get to fling the teacher! Web Link
Read about storming the Bastille: Web Link

Chapter 7: Ireland in the Age of Revolutions

Read more about the 1798 Rebellion: Web Link

Chapter 8: The Industrial Revolution

Play this game and become a cotton millionaire: Web Link
Learn about coalmining in Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image This site contains stories from children in Echline Primary School who imagined what it was like to work in coalmines in Victorian times – a possible exercise for your own class: Web Link
Watch the following animations:
The first steam locomotive engine: Web Link
Blast furnaces: Web Link
The spinning mill: Web Link

Chapter 9: World War I

Explore the lives of people who lived during World War I: Web Link
Lots of links on this site – all about the First World War: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image This is a lesson on the weapons used in World War I: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image A video on World War I that you could show in class: Web Link
Play this game of Historical Duckshoot – all the questions are based on WWI: Web Link
Ireland and the ‘Great’ War: Web Link

Chapter 10: Life in the 1960s

A timeline of what happened in the 1960s: Web Link
Some information about Yuri Gagarin: Web Link
See some videos and audio about Apollo 11, the first manned mission to land on the moon: Web Link
Who were The Beatles? Web Link
Lots of information about the Berlin Wall: Web Link 1, Web Link 2

Chapter 11: Northern Ireland

Fact Files of all political and paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland: Web Link
The death toll of those killed in the Troubles in Northern Ireland: Web Link
Teacher Icon Image Interviews with people who have experienced violence in Northern Ireland: Web Link

Chapter 12: Women Who Made a Difference – Part 2

Find out what’s going wrong in Burma (Myanmar): Web Link
A guide to women leaders around the world: Web Link
A short quiz for you to test your knowledge of important women in history: Web Link

Chapter 13: Nelson Mandela

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." See other Nelson Mandela quotes here: Web Link

Chapter 14: History of Medicine

Complete this Doctor over Time activity (click on the text version): Web Link
A nice timeline showing how medicine has improved over time: Web Link
Read about some real people working in hospitals today: Web Link
Take a quick peek at a hospital: Web Link
A short quiz on Medicine Through the Ages: Web Link

Have fun exploring these sites:

Web Link 1, Web Link 2