Resources Blackpool - The Development of a Tourist Destination (DVD) www.geography.org.uk/shop/shop_detail.asp?ID=737 This film compares the varying fortunes of one of Britain's most iconic tourist destinations with those of Tobago in the Caribbean. The film explores Blackpool before the railway age, Blackpool in its heyday, the decline of Blackpool's tourism trade and possible futures for the town. The Canadian Parliamentary System » J.J.'s Complete Guide to Canada A legacy of the country’s colonial past, Canada’s government is based on the British parliamentary system, a democratic model of government adapted from centuries of English tradition. Canada’s national Parliament, housed in an enormous neo-Gothic building in the capital city of Ottawa, is a bicameral legislature, meaning it’s split into two chambers: the House of Commons and the Senate. Here’s the quick summary: As we can see, the House of Commons consists of 308 elected politicians, while the Senate consists of 105 “qualified citizens” appointed by the prime minister. The Senate is fairly ceremonial and inconsequential (more on this later), so when most Canadians refer to “Parliament” they are usually referring to just the House.
Ancient Greek calculating device continues to reveal secrets (PhysOrg.com) -- It's known as the Antikythera mechanism, a metal gear driven device found over a century ago on a sunken Roman ship, near the island of Antikythera, that for just as many years has had scientists analyzing, scratching their heads and offering suggestions as to its purpose. Some have called the device the first analog computer; others the first mechanical computing device. Either way, the device very clearly demonstrates that the Greeks of 150 to 100 BCE knew far more about gears and calculating machines than had been thought possible just a decade or so ago.
Ancient Greece The Parthenon, a temple dedicated to Athena, located on the Acropolis in Athens, is one of the most representative symbols of the culture and sophistication of the ancient Greeks. Ancient Greece was a Greek civilization belonging to a period of Greek history that lasted from the Archaic period of the 8th to 6th centuries BC to the end of antiquity (ca. 600 AD). Immediately following this period was the beginning of the Early Middle Ages and the Byzantine era. Included in ancient Greece is the period of Classical Greece, which flourished during the 5th to 4th centuries BC. Classical Greece began with the repelling of a Persian invasion by Athenian leadership. Because of conquests by Alexander the Great, Hellenistic civilization flourished from Central Asia to the western end of the Mediterranean Sea. Chronology
Perseus Project: The Ancient Olympics Ancient and Modern Olympic SportsA Tour of Ancient OlympiaThe Context of the Games and the Olympic SpiritAthletes' Stories Frequently Asked Questions About the Ancient Olympics Offical website of the Olympic Movement Further Reading This exhibit is a subset of materials from the Perseus database and is copyrighted. The copyright to the Perseus database is owned by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the President and Fellows of Harvard College and is protected by the copyright laws of the United States and the Universal Copyright Convention. All rights reserved. Read the full copyright notice.
London 2012 Olympic Teaching Resources 2012 Olympic Sports | 2012 Olympic Venues | Symbols of the Olympic Games The build up to the 2012 London Olympics provides an excellent opportunity to engage students all round the world in learning about Britain and the countries within (England, Scotland and Wales). Below I have suggested some activity ideas for across the curriculum. Legislative Assembly of Alberta - Student Zone Welcome to the Zone! Here you will discover some fun activities to help you learn about the Alberta Legislature! Step Inside the Alberta Legislature! Classics Technology Center: Connections between Ancient Greek Theater and Religion Connections between Ancient Greek Theater and Religion by Peter Baiter, Betty Banks & John Burke This exercise is the basis for the study of the connections between ancient Greek theater and religion. Beginning with Step 1, read the brief explanation and click on the links to vases, sites, texts and images to learn more about the links between ancient Greek religion and theater. Step 1: The Origin of Theater Link: Historical Overview, 4.12. Religion, Myth, and Community.