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Monuments! Present & Represent!
 

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Angkor Wat

Big Ben

Chichen Itza

Christ the Redeemer
 
Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Djenné Mosque

Dome of the Rock

Colosseum


Eiffel Tower

Empire State Building

Gateway Arch

Great Wall of China

Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Jefferson Memorial

Ka'aba at Mecca

Kremlin
 
Leaning Tower of Pisa

Lincoln Memorial

Machu Picchu

Maoi Statues of
Easter Island

Mount Rushmore

Notre Dame

Parthenon
 
Petra

Pyramids of Giza

 
St. Basil’s Cathedral
 
Statue of Liberty

Stonehenge

Sydney Opera House

Taj Mahal

Temple of Artemis

Washington Monument

Western Wall

White House


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There are several excellent books about this topic. A few of the books are listed below. To locate more books, use the suggested keywords and phrases to search the online library catalog.


easter
Mysteries of History
Rushmore
Wailing Wall

Arnold, Caroline. Easter Island : giant stone statues tell of a rich and tragic past. New York: Clarion Books, 2000.

Curlee, Lynn. Rushmore. New York: Scholastic Press, 1998.

Fisher, Leonard Everett. The Wailing Wall. New York : MacMillan, 1989.

Stewart, Robert. Mysteries of History. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 2003.



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The Web sites listed on this page have been previewed and selected for this topic. If additional information is needed, use the suggested keywords and phrases to search the Internet.

General Sites

New7Wonders of the World
http://www.n7w.com/en/cities

National Geographic Mysteries of the Ancient World
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/guides/history/ancient/index.html
 

World Monuments Fund

A New York-based non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting endangered ancient and historic sites around the world.
http://www.wmf.org/
 

Specific Sites

watAngkor Wat

Travel Professional
http://www.cambodia-travel.com/angkor/angkor_wat.htm

Big Ben

Chichen ItzaChichen Itza

Mesoweb.org
http://www.mesoweb.com/chichen/


christChrist the Redeemer Statue

How Stuff Works
http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/christ-the-redeemer-statue-landmark.htm


Church of the Holy Sepulchre Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Wikipedia entry - No ad free official site . . .
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_the_Holy_Sepulchre
 
 
ColosseumColosseum

The Colosseum
http://www.the-colosseum.net/idx-en.htm

Djenne MosqueDjenné Mosque


domeDome of the Rock

BiblePlaces.com
http://www.bibleplaces.com/domeofrock.htm



Eiffel TowerEiffel Tower

Official Web Site
http://www.tour-eiffel.fr/teiffel/uk/


empireEmpire State Building

Official Web Site
http://www.esbnyc.com/index2.cfm?noflash=1


gateway archGateway Arch

Official Web Site
http://www.gatewayarch.com/


Great Wall of ChinaGreat Wall of China

UNESCO - World Heritage
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/438


hanging gardens of babylonHanging Gardens of Babylon

Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanging_Gardens_of_Babylon


Thomas Jefferson MemorialThomas Jefferson Memorial

Official Web Site
http://www.nps.gov/thje/


KaabaKa'aba in Mecca

About.com
http://islam.about.com/od/mecca/p/kaaba.htm


KremlinKremlin

Leaning tower of Pisa

Leaning Tower of Pisa

Official Web Site
http://www.opapisa.it/en/home.html


Lincoln MemorialLincoln Memorial

Official Web Site
http://www.nps.gov/linc/index.htm


Machu PicchuMachu Picchu

UNESCO - World Heritage
http://whc.unesco.org/pg.cfm?cid=31&id_site=274


easterMaoi Statues of Easter Island

Rapa Nui Digital Media Archive
http://archive.cyark.org/rapa-nui-info#description



Martin Luther KIng Jr. Memorial

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
 
Mt RushmoreMount Rushmore National Memorial

Official Web Site
http://www.nps.gov/moru/


Notre Dame Notre Dame

Official Web Site - English
 
Parthenon Parthenon of Greece
Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports| Parthenon
http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/2/eh251.jsp?obj_id=912
 
Petra
Petra

Petra Archeological Park
http://www.visitpetra.jo/


Pyramids of EgyptPyramids at Giza

National Geographic Egypt: Secrets of the Ancient World
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/pyramids/pyramids.html

St. Basil's CathedralSt. Basil’s Cathedral

Sacred Destinations
http://www.sacred-destinations.com/russia/moscow-st-basil-cathedral


Statue of LibertyStatue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty National Monument


StonehengeStonehenge

English Heritage
http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/stonehenge


Sydney Opera HouseSydney Opera House

Official Web Site
http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/the_building.aspx


Taj MahalTaj Mahal

PBS Treasures of the World
http://www.pbs.org/treasuresoftheworld/a_nav/taj_nav/main_tajfrm.html

Temple of ArtemisTemple of Artemis

Sacred Destinations
http://www.sacred-destinations.com/turkey/ephesus-temple-of-artemis


Washington MonumentWashington Monument

Official Web Site
http://www.nps.gov/wamo/index.htm

Western WallWestern Wall

Western Wall Heritage Foundation
http://english.thekotel.org/default.asp


White HouseWhite House



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Monuments? Present and Represent - Fall 2012


SOL & Information Literacy Standards SOL

Virginia Standards of Learning

WG. 3b: Students will be able to apply the concept of a region by explaining how regional landscapes reflect characteristics of their inhabitants.

WG. 12b: Students will apply geography to interpret the past, understand the present and plan for the future by relating current events to the physical and human characteristics of places and regions.

Essential Knowledge: Statues and monuments of local, national or global significance.

Essential Understanding: Regional landscapes are influenced by the cultural, economic, and political characteristics of their inhabitants.  
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