Ancient buildings

As a component of Stage 2’s science & technology investigations into Buildings & Bridges, we will be learning about ancient structures in the library.

1 The Great Pyramid of Egypt, how it was built – new solid theory, new evidence. JP Houdin. 2011

Why did we stop building pyramids?

Lost temples: Mayan pyramids of Chichen Itza

Athens Acropolis and the Parthenon

Rome, Italy: The Colosseum

The lost city of Pompeii

Ancientvine – Virtual Roman house 3D reconstruction

Stonehenge prehistoric monument

Hadrian’s Wall

Everything you need to know about the Great Wall of China

More, more, more!

Here are some more Guided Inquiry Endangered animals (Stage 3 science & technology); three more of the students’ digital slideshows have now been uploaded to the world.

by Monica, Jacob & Caleb

by Zain, Will & Rhianna

by Jayde J., Madilyne & Ben

Enjoy! Share! And please feel free to comment. More slideshows will appear as the term comes to a close.

As mentioned previously, just a few points to consider with Photo Peach: Use it as judiciously as you would a series of Youtube clips. Don’t permit students to do open browsing; Photo Peach is a Web 2.0 facility that is open to anyone, and the slideshows are “unrated”. Also, if you notice that new comments have been added to a slideshow you’ve made, please preview the slideshow again before using it with students so you can monitor (and moderate/remove) unwanted comments. (Or close off comments altogether.) Consider a subscription to Photo Peach, which enables you to add your own or Creative Commons music, a wider range of transitions, and the capacity to download slideshows to your hard drive, web space or a CD.