Science Explorer Hoopster--This paper airplane made of hoops can really fly! Put one end of a straw onto the middle of a strip of tape. Put the big hoop on top of the straw and fold the tape up the sides of the hoop. Now comes the fun! Hold the Hoopster in the middle of the straw, with the little hoop in front. Throw it like a spear. It may take a little practice, but once you get the hang of it, your Hoopster will really fly! Myths, Folktales, and Fairy Tales Home Welcome to the Myths, Folktales and Fairy Tales Internet project. We've compiled contributions from many authors to create this rich resource for learning about and writing in these genres. During the project, we will have several authors live online to discuss their work in these genres and to answer questions from young writers working on creating their own. When we read these traditional stories from around the world, we find that the things we value most highly, fear most deeply, and hope for most ardently are valued, feared and hoped for by all people. Still, while the same yearnings are expressed, each culture has a unique response made richer by details from its society and the local ecology.
Roman Social Class and Public Display Social Classes in the Late Republic Rome was a highly hierarchial and class-conscious society, but there was the possibility of mobility between most classes (indicated in the diagram above by dotted lines) because by the second century BCE class was no longer determined solely by birth. The classes described below superseded the old patrician/plebeian distinction, though certain elements of dress and religious positions and rituals were still reserved for patricians. There was a large gulf between the wealthy upper classes (the senatorial and equestrian classes, shown on the pediment of the temple above), and the poorer lower classes, though it was still possible—although quite difficult—to move upwards by acquiring sufficient wealth. Upper Classes Senatorial class (senatores): The basis for this class was political.
A brief History of Rome The founding of Rome goes back to the very early days of civilization. It is so old, it is today known as 'the eternal city'. The Romans believed that their city was founded in the year 753 BC. Best of RHF Computer, Science and Math Jokes This page contains direct links to the best jokes from the early years of rec.humor.funny. Enjoy them, but don't read them all at once. Visit the Home Page for more jokes, or topic index page for other subjects. Be warned that this is not a joke collection for children. If you are under 18, check with your parents before browsing these jokes. Aeronautics - People and Organizations Please let me remind all of you--this material is copyrighted. Though partially funded by NASA, it is still a private site. Therefore, before using our materials in any form, electronic or otherwise, you need to ask permission.
FRET - Free Resources for English Teaching From Shakespeare to Steinbeck, from Medieval literature to the present day: if you're looking for lesson plans on poetry or prose, our collection of free English resources covers a wide area of literature and language. Have a look at our most recent collection, featuring resources to help with GCSE and A-level revision, teaching Shakespeare or browse through all the TES English collections. Alternatively, you can search for lesson plans, activities and worksheets. @tesenglish Teaching Shakespeare
The Roman Gladiator: The Rock Star of the Roman Empire A gladiator was a professional fighter who fought other gladiators and even animals in amphitheaters around the Roman Republic and Roman Empire. Gladiators fought for over 600 years of Rome’s history, evolving from modest ceremonial combats into grand entertainment spectaculars, filled with violence and gore. These battles, often fought to a bloody death, were adored by the Roman citizens, as were the gladiators themselves. The word gladiator comes from the Latin gladiatores, or “swordsmen”, taken from the Latin word gladius, which was a short sword used by the legionaries. Gladiators were by no means as high ranking on the Roman status ladder as a soldier, but they were nonetheless regarded highly in Roman society.
The Virtual Kite Zoo Level 2-4 ...to my award-winning Virtual Kite Zoo! If you're looking for fancy web-wizardry to knock your socks off, then you've come to the wrong place. But if you want to know about kites, all about kites, every kind of kite, big kites, little kites, strange kites, fancy kites, plain kites ... then step inside, and explore my sketches and descriptions of every kind of kite you can imagine - and some more. Historical, anecdotal, allegorical or aeronautical snippets of information come with many of them. Not only that, but as far as I could, I've also included hotlinks to online photos and constructional plans.
Advertising on Thinkquest As of July 1, 2013 ThinkQuest has been discontinued. We would like to thank everyone for being a part of the ThinkQuest global community: Students - For your limitless creativity and innovation, which inspires us all. Teachers - For your passion in guiding students on their quest. Partners - For your unwavering support and evangelism. Ancient Roman Medicine EtruscansAncient RomeMedieval RomeRenaissanceBaroqueModern Rome Ancient Roman medicine was in many ways a development of what they learned from the Greeks and then applied in exasperated situations such as continuous war or gladiatorial shows. The wealth of Rome was such that it created medical situations and needs which required the best techniques and knowledge of the time: the wealth of the rich created a demand for cosmetic surgery. Large cities with high concentrations of population regularly created situations of fire or plague of various sorts and this brought a need for public health strategies, even if only rudimentary.
Rocket, aeronautics and aviation lesson plans NASA Rocket Classroom Activities - Series of physical science acivities demonstrate the basic science of rocketry. Links to teachers guide, rocket history, and rocket principles source Paper Tiger - Introduce older students to rocketry by building a recovery rocket using cardboard, notebook paper, string, tape, glue, clay, and penny source
Alphabet Download Front page > Power Tools > How-To > Classroom Display Alphabet This alphabet is as simple as download, print and decorate. Download to your computer and open in Adobe Acrobat, then print. This display uses 26 different fonts to give you a visually interesting display, and brings creativity to the letter recognition process. Gateway to Pompeii, companion site for A.D.62: Pompeii, a novel Visit the web pages below to see illustrations from ancient works of art that inspired the descriptions of people and places in the novel. Other sites include an interactive map of Pompeii, travel information, and information about replicas of ancient artifacts. A.D. 62: Pompeii, a novel set in Pompeii Ancient Art described in the novel: Murals and Mosaics Archaeological Digs Archaeology Magazine: Explore the human past with the premiere publication devoted to worldwide archaeological discovery.