http://www.emory.edu/CARLOS/ODYSSEY/

This elementary and middle school-level site was created through a partnership between the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University in Atlanta, the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester in New York, and the Dallas Museum of Art. The collaborative project highlights the ancient history and artifacts of the Near East, Egypt, Greece, Rome, and Africa. The site attempts to answer the question: What practices or characteristics define a civilization? By clicking on pictures of artifacts for each area of the world, kids can interact with the items that inform scientists about ancient cultures. The site contains information on people, mythology of the different cultures, ritual and ceremony, daily life, death and burial, writing, and archeology. Not sure how to pronounce the word “hieratic?” Some complicated words on the site have a sound button that students can click to hear the word pronounced. This site is a perfect place for social studies students and world civilization teachers to investigate different cultures, the artifacts they created, and the legacy they left behind.