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Homework Help – Ancient Cultures

Homework Help – Ancient Cultures

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Ancient Worlds

 

In Ancient Worlds, discover the ancient ways of old civilization in Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Find out about the everyday life of the including what they ate, how they dressed, what they believed and what they thought was valuable. Listed below are several other books and website that will help you learn about the ancient world. You may be familiar with ancient Egypt because you have heard of King Tut or the pyramids. You may be familiar with Ancient Greece because you have heard the myths or heard about Ancient Rome and its Coliseum. What do you know, thought, about Ancient India or Ancient Africa? There were cultures living all over the world in ancient times.

At The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis you can see and sometimes touch ancient artifacts. Here are some Ancient Egyptian Artifacts from The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis:

Canopic Jar – “During embalming, the process used to create a mummy, specific internal organs were removed from the body in order to preserve them for the afterlife. Considered to be the most important organs, the lungs, liver, stomach and intestines were carefully stored in special containers called canopic jars.

Mummified Falcon – In Ancient Egypt, “many animals, including falcons and cats, were associated with powerful gods and considered sacred. Once mummfied, they were buried as offerings at temples and shrines dedicated to their associated deities. Falcons were believed to be an animal form taken by the sun god Horus, referred to as the Falcon God.”

Anubis Miniature Statue – “Anubis was the undertaker of the Ancient Egyptian mythological world….his job was to prepare the dead for their journey to eternal life, conduct their funerals, and accompany them to their tombs.”

See more Ancient Artifacts at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis


Websites, Activities & Printables

World History in Context LogoWorld History in Context: Ancient History is a database you can use in any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library Card. Login using your library card number and PIN. What’s My PIN? World History in Context will show you magazines, videos and more about ancient civilizations.


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eBooks:

Female Pharoahs Wore False Beards Book JacketIf I Were a Kid in Ancient ChinaMagic Treehouse Ancient Greece Book JacketMagic Treehouse Ancient Roome Book JacketPocket Genius Ancient Egypt Book JacketPompeii Buried Alive Book JacketTut's Mummy Lost and Found Book JacketWhere is the Great Wall? Book Jacket

Print Books:

Ancient China Beyond the Great WallAncient CommunicationAncient Eygyptian Gods and GoddessesAncient WorldsBlast Back VikingsBuried Beneath UsCang JieEarly Islamic EmpiresEveryday Life in the Ancient WorldExplore Greek MythsExploring the Life Myth and Art of Ancient RomeEyewitness Bible LandsHeroes of the Night SkyHistoriumLearn to Draw Ancient TimesMachu PicchuNational Geographic Ancient IndiaNational Geographic PyramidsOutrageous Women of Ancient TimesYou Wouldn't Want to Live in PompeiiSeven Wonders of Ancient AfricaThe Ancient PersiansThe First Olympics Ancient GreeceThe Griffin and the DinosaurThe Tomb of Tutankhamun<The Totally Gross History of Ancient MesomotamiaWorld Myths and LegendsTotally Wacky Facts about Ancient History

Library Catalog Searches for more Books:

Ancient Africa
Ancient Aztecs
Ancient China
Ancient Egypt
Ancient Greece
Ancient Incas
Ancient India
Ancient Indus Valley
Ancient Mayans
Ancient Mesoamerica (Central & South America)
Ancient Mesopotamia (Middle East)
Ancient North America
Ancient Persia
Ancient Rome
Ancient Mythology

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Homework Help: Middle Ages

Homework Help: Middle Ages

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The Totally Gross History of Medieval Europe

The Middle Ages, or Medieval period, lasted from the 5th to the 15th century. This period is well known for the Bubonic Plague, feudalism (a social structure of knights, nobles & peasants), and castles.

Today, the Bubonic Plague kills about 120 people a year. In the 14th Century, during the Middle Ages, it swept through Europe, Asia and African and killed an estimated 50 million people. 50. Million. The population of Indianapolis is about 865,000. 50 million people is Indianapolis about 60 times. That is A LOT of people. Back then, people did not know about bacteria and how simple hand washing can keep disease from spreading.

In The Totally Gross History of Medieval Europe you can learn about what it would have been like to be alive during this time period. The books and resources below will give you a good look at even more details about life in a castle or on a farm during this time.


Websites, Activities & Printables:

World History in Context LogoWorld History in Context: The Middle Ages is a database you can use in any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library Card. Login using your library card number and PIN. What’s My PIN? World History in Context will show you biographies, magazines, videos and more about the Middle Ages.​

 

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NoveList K-8: Stories about the Middle Ages is a database you can use in any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library Card. Login using your library card number and PIN. Novelist will show you fiction chapter books and picture books you can read set in the time of the Middle Ages. Click on “Check the Library Catalog” to see if IndyPL has the book.


eBooks:

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Crispin The Cross of LeadGood Masters Sweet LadiesGreat Medieval ProjectsThe Inquisitor's TaleKing ARthur Tales from the Round TableFast Tracker Knights and CastlesMerlin the Lost YearsThe Midwife's ApprenticeRedwallRanger's Apprentice The Ruins of GorlanSir Gawain and the Green Knight

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The Door in the WallWhittington

Print Books:

A Medieval FeastDK Knights and CastlesIf You Were a Kid in a Medieval CastleKnights Secrets of Medieval WarriorsMedieval LegoMinecraft Medieval FortressThe Adventures of Sir Lancelot the GreatThe Hawk of the Castle a Story of Medieval FalconryYou Wouldn't Want to be in a Medieval DungeonThere's a Rat in My SoupMedieval LifeMedieval Castle Adventures and CraftsMedieval ScienceArchers Alchemists and 98 Other Medieval JobsArts and Crafts Knights and CastlesEyewitness Knight
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Homework Help: U.S. Civil War

Homework Help: U.S. Civil War

Civil War Witness

 

The U.S. Civil War lasted from 1861-1865. It was between the Northern States (the Union) and the Southern States (the Confederacy). 

Mathew Brady was a photographer during the U.S. Civil War. At that time cameras were very, very new. Beginning with the First Battle of Bull Run in 1861 and continuing throughout the entire Civil War, Brady photographed the long, bloody Voices of the Civil Warconflict. Civil War Witness tells his story and shares his photographs that are a valuable historical record. You can look at many of his photographs online at: Library of Congress American Memory: Selected Civil War Photographs.

Looking at the photographs will give you an idea of the time and place. If you read Voices of the Civil War, Brady’s photographs will come to life. In it you can read the diaries or letters of a Confederate soldier, a Union Marine, a Confederate doctor, a Union Colonel, a Confederate Ranger and a slave who was freed after the war.

By reading about an event from the perspective of different people, you can get a more well-rounded idea of what that event or time period was really like. You can do the same thing by reading books that tell you about the different people, customs and events of a certain time period. Listed below are books, websites & databases that will help you learn about the U.S. Civil War.

To give you a start looking at what a soldier’s life was like during the Civil War, here is a Hardee Hat that was authorized for use in 1858, and nicknamed after the future Confederate general who sat on the board to choose the style. The light blue cord signified the wearer as a member of the infantry.

More U.S. Civil War Artifacts at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.


Indiana Websites:

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Edward Black’s Drum This drum was carried by Edward Black (1853-1871) of Indianapolis. Edward is believed to have been the youngest Civil War soldier. He enlisted as a drummer boy on July 24, 1861 in the 1st Regiment, 21st Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He was eight years and almost two months old. He is buried in Crown Hill cemetery in IndianapolisEdward Black’s Cemetery Marker & Biography


Websites:

U.S. History in Context: U.S. Civil War is a database you can use in any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library Card. Login using your library card number and PIN. What’s My PIN? It will show you biographies, magazines, videos and more about the U.S. Civil War.​

 

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NoveList K-8: Stories about the U.S. Civil War is a database you can use in any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library Card. Login using your library card number and PIN. What’s My PIN? Novelist will show you fiction chapter books and picture books you can read set in the time of the U.S. Civil War. Click on “Check the Library Catalog” to see if IndyPL has the book.


eBooks:

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African-Americans in the Civil WarGuts and Glory the American Civil WarLincoln's Gettysburg AddressOn Enemy SoilSilent ThunderWatcher in the Piney Woods

Print Books History:

Blast Back the Civil WarHarriet Tubman Secret AgentHoopskirts, Union Blues & Confederate GraysLincoln an AutobiographyLincoln Tells a JokeMarching to AppolattoxMary Bowser and the Civil War Spy RingNurse Soldier SpyThe Civil WarYou Wouldn't Want to be a Civil War SoldierSoldier Song a True Story of the Civil War

Print Books Stories:

Across Five AprilsThe Red Badge of CourageThe Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. FiggJohn Lincoln Clem Civil War Drummer BoyPink and SaySilent Witness a True Story of the Civil War

More Books about U.S. Civil War Subjects:

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Homework Help: Pioneers

Homework Help: Pioneers

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Pioneer Non-Fiction:

Bad News for OutlawsDressing a NationDaniel BooneDonner Dinner PartyThe Donner PartyExplorers Trappers and PioneersGreat Pioneer ProjectsWild Women of the Wild WestPoptropica Wild WestWomen of the FrontierHow to Get Rich on the Oregon TrailYou Wouldn't Want to Be an American PioneerSeed By SeedLife as a PioneerLife on a Wagon TrainPainting the Wild FrontierThe Westward MovementYou Wouldn't Want to Live in a Wild West TownSkillet Bread, Sourdough Etc.Hornbooks and InkwellsTexas RangersWho Were the American PioneersVoices of the Western Frontier

Pioneer Fiction:

The Ballad of Lucy WhippleCaddie WoodlawnHattie Big SkyThe Last of the MohicansLittle House on the PrairieMay BThe Quilt WalkSarah Plain and TallThe Trouble with May AmeliaWoods Runner
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Indiana Books & Websites:

AloneThe Bears of Blue riverThe Conners of conner PrairieThe Floating HouseLog Cabin in the WoodsMy Brother AbeOllie's Cabin in the WoodsA Place Called FreedomSalt a Story of FriendshipThe School at Crooked CreekWhere the River GrinsBlossoms on the Roof
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National Parks & National Forests

National Parks & National Forests

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The Camping Trip That Changed America is the story of a very important adventure in the great outdoors. In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt asked naturalist John Muir to take him camping. Roosevelt was so ready to get lost in the woods he ordered all of his aids away. The two men hiked and camped alone in the redwoods of Yosemite. Muir talked about the geology and the animals and the things he felt endangered them. President Roosevelt watched and listened. When he returned to Washington, President Roosevelt got to work.

In 1905 President Theodore Roosevelt established the U.S. Forest Service. Their spokesperson is someone you might know – Smokey the Bear! Today the U.S. Forest Service is responsible for 154 National Forests and 20 National Grasslands.

The National Park Service was created on August 25, 1916, when President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Park Service Act. This act created the National Park Service to help manage national parks, battlefields, historic sites, and monuments. Today, the National Park Service is responsible for 59 National Parks and 78 National Monuments.

Indiana has 1 National Forest:

Indiana has 3 National Parks:

 

The eBooks, books, websites, activities and more on this page will help you learn about America’s stunning National Parks.


Websites, Activities & Printables:

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eBooks:

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Ranger Rick's National ParksYellowstone National ParkWhere Is Mt. Rushmore?Where is the Grand Canyon?The Grand Canyon

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Non-Fiction Printed Books:

Yellowstone MoranThe Camping Trip That Saved AmericaMountain ChefNational Parks a Kids' GuideA Weird and Wild BeautyThe 12 Most Amazing American Natural WondersNational Parks Guide USAOur Great Big Back YardWhat are the 7 Natural Wonders of the United StatesMy Book of AnimalsPark ScientistsBuddy Bison's YellowstoneGrand CanyonGrand Canyon National ParkGreat Smoky MountainsGreat Smoky Mountains National ParkYellowstoneYellowstone National ParkYosemiteYosemite National ParkDeath ValleyDeath ValleyDeath Valley National ParkEvergladesEverglades National ParkMount Rushmore

Printed Fiction:

The Missing Grizzly CubsSand Dune PonyThe Grand Canyon Burros that BrokeThe Everglades Poacher Who PretendedThe Mount Rushmore Face That Couldn't SeeThe Yellowstone Kidnapping That Wasn'tDanger in the NarrowsGlacier National Park Going to the SunGrand Canyon National Park Tail of the ScorpionGreat Smoky Mountain National Park Ridge Runner RescueMount Rushmore, Badlands & Wind Cave Going UndergroundOlympic National Park Touch of the Tide Pool Crack of the GlacierRocky Mountain National Prk Peril on Longs PeakYellowstone National Park Eye of the GrizzlyYosemite National Park Harrowing Ascent of Half DomeArches and Canyonlands National Park The Land of Standing Rocks
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