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Ancient Calendars Assignment

Many ancient civilizations created calendars to help them keep track of the days of the year and seasons.  In this assignment, you will research 4 ancient calendars and post your research on a page in your e-portfolio. You will then submit the link to your assignment on the form at the bottom of this page.

Worth 40 points


1. Research Big Horn Medicine Wheel and Stonehenge.  

  • Write a summary for each that includes detailed information from scientists explaining how they think they were used as calendars. Be sure to write in your own words.  (5 pts each)
  • Include a picture of each. (3 pt each)
  • Include the source in APA format that provided you your information. (2 pt each)


2. Find 2 other examples of calendars used by different civilizations.

  • Write a summary for each that includes detailed information from scientists explaining how they think they were used as calendars. Be sure to write in your own words.  (5 pts each)
  • Include a picture of each. (3 pt each)
  • Include the source in APA format that provided you your information. (2 pt each)

            

Here are some websites to get you started: 

http://www.britannia.com/history/h7.html

http://www.crystalinks.com/bighorn.html

http://www.webexhibits.org/calendars/calendar.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calendars

http://www.exploratorium.edu/ancientobs/

 


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