Houghton Mifflin: World History: Ancient Civilizations
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Chapter 10: The Hebrew Kingdoms

The Internet offers a range of social studies resources, including Web sites of museums, government agencies, educational institutions, and the news media. Listed below are links to some outstanding ancient history Web sites. Use them to learn more about the themes, ideas, and events in the lessons in this chapter.

Lesson 1: The Origins of the Hebrews

Judaism
A good summary of Judaism, including a discussion of Jewish history, from the British Broadcasting Company.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/judaism/index.shtml

Lesson 2: Kingdoms and Captivity

Civilization and the Jews
From the Public Broadcasting System. A good general site on Jewish history, featuring an interactive timeline, episode summaries, primary sources, lesson plans, teacher sources, images, and more.
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/heritage/
King Solomon
A biography of King Solomon that covers his rule and the construction of the Temple in Jerusalem, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem site.
http://jeru.huji.ac.il/eb32s.htm

Lesson 3: Rome and Judea

Judea
Site from the University of South Dakota provides a general summary of the relationship between the Jews of Judea and their Roman rulers.
http://www.usd.edu/~clehmann/pir/judaea.htm
Judah
A biography of Judah Maccabeus (spelled Maccabee on this site) and a discussion of his role in the revolt against Roman rule, with many links to related subjects, from the Jewish Virtual Library site. Includes a virtual tour of Jerusalem.
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/maccabee_judah.html
Diaspora
This article on the Jewish Diaspora explains how Jews left their homeland and how they maintained their faith.
http://www.livius.org/di-dn/diaspora/diaspora.htm

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