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Geometry Around the World

Internet Links

Following are links to Internet resources that can be used to support instruction of the Math World feature for this chapter.

How Tall Is That?
This Web site is part of the Top Down remote sensing project funded by NASA. It offers several activities for students in grades 4 through 7. This activity teaches students how to estimate the height of objects by noting the time of day and studying the length and angles of shadows. Clear directions and an outline make this a fun and educational project. This activity requires some knowledge of ratio and proportion, which may require providing assistance for some students.
http://geo.arc.nasa.gov/esdstaff/jskiles/top-down/how_tall_that_is/how_tall_is_that.html

The Ancient Egypt Site
The award-winning Ancient Egypt Site is an interactive book about the history and culture of the Ancient Egyptian civilization. It includes a timeline, introduction to hieroglyphics, glossary, bibliography, and reference guide.
http://www.ancient-egypt.org/

An Introduction to Peru
This site details the country of Peru, including location, climate and geography, and its history and people. It also provides an adventure down the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
http://www.interknowledge.com/peru/index.html

The Unnatural Museum - The Lines of Peru (Nazca)
A good overview of the Nazca lines is provided at this site. Some photographs support the text. The site provides an internal link where a student can go to create his/her own landscape figure.
http://unmuseum.mus.pa.us/nazca.htm

Geometry in Hawaiian History and Culture
You'll find plenty of examples of geometry in these selected photographs of Hawaiian subjects. Some examples are petroglyphs. These pages are part of a project of the Hawaii Educational Resources Network.
http://kalama.doe.hawaii.edu/hern95/rt015/geo/index.html

Egypt and the Ancient Near East Web Resources for Young People and Teachers
This is an excellent starting point for finding information about Egypt and the Ancient Near East cultures. The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago created and continually maintains the site.
http://www-oi.uchicago.edu/DEPT/RA/ABZU/YOUTH_RESOURCES.HTML


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