This unit covers the Seven Wonders of the World, Part I: The Great Pyramid at Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, and the Statue of Zeus at Olympia. Your child will explore each of these wonders and learn where it was (is) located in the World, who built it, why it was built, and in some cases, why it was destroyed. Activities include building a pyramid and statue of Zeus along with a word search of some of the key terminology and a maze to better understand the architecture of the Statue of Zeus. This unit is designed to last one week, depending on how often you teach history.
History Year 1, Week 3: The Seven Wonders of the World: Part 2
|Statue of Zeus at Olympia||(no rating)|
This lesson covers the Statue of Zeus at Olympia--who created the statue, why it was created, and where it was located. There are also a few theories on how it was destroyed.
|The Great Pyramids at Giza||(no rating)|
The Giza Pyramids, built to endure an eternity, have done just that. The monumental tombs are relics of Egypt's Old Kingdom era and were constructed some 4,500 years ago.
|The Hanging Gardens of Babylon||(no rating)|
This lesson covers the Hanging Gardens of Babylon--who created them, why they were created, and where they were located.
|The Temple of Artemis||(no rating)|
This lesson covers the Temple of Artemis--who created it, why it was created, and where it is located.
|Seven Wonders of the Ancient World||(no rating)|
This website is about the Seven Ancient Wonders. It provides an overview of the Wonders with a clickable link to each one.
|Seven Wonders of the World Reference Site||(no rating)|
This site contains information on each Wonder of the World, a map displaying them, clip art, and templates for teaching your child about them.
|Make the Great Pyramid||(no rating)|
It's easy to build a small model of a pyramid. Use it as a stand-alone decoration or include it in a diorama.
|Draw the Hanging Gardens of Babylon||(no rating)|
You and your child will read through a description of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and recreate the gardens on paper.
|Build the Statue of Zeus||(no rating)|
Look at the picture at this link and work with your child to try to build the statue out of play dough and other items.
|Plant a Hanging Tomato Garden|
Learn about the history of hanging gardens and then create a hanging tomato garden.
|Make an Olympic Crown||(no rating)|
Your child will make an Olympic crown to honor the age of the Seven Wonders.
|Pyramid Quiz||(no rating)|
Use this online quiz to test your child on 10 of the most basic facts of the Pyramids.
|Seven Wonders Picture Match-up||(no rating)|
On this interactive webpage, have your child click on a picture of one of the Seven Wonders to read information about it.
|Statue of Zeus Architecture Maze||(no rating)|
Help your child understand the intricate architecture of the Statue of Zeus with this fun maze activity.
|Temple of Artemis Poster||(no rating)|
Print and color this informative poster about the Temple of Artemis.
|Map the Seven Ancient Wonders||(no rating)|
Use this map to gain a spacial understanding of where in the world each of the Seven Wonders were located.
|Temple of Artemis||(no rating)|
This is a picture video of several of the famous renderings of the Temple of Artemis. The video closes with actual footage of the actual site of the temple today with the ruins.
|Pyramids at Giza||(no rating)|
Take a tour of the Pyramids at Giza and see the Spinx nearby.
List of any helpful books, games, toys, kits, lapbooks, curriculum, etc., that may be purchased to enhance the learning experience: