7 Ancient Wonders of the Ancient World ALS Assignment
TOPIC: Review and complete an in-depth examination of ONE of the "Seven Wonders of the Ancient
World".
"A listing of notable objects built between 3000 B.C. and A.D. 476. The practice of listing the seven
wonders probably began in ancient Greece. The ancient Romans also listed memorable things that
travelers should see. Many such lists were made, and they included many different objects. But all the
lists of ancient wonders included objects that were made by human beings and that were considered
notable because of their great size or some other unusual quality." *This project is concerned with the
seven most commonly listed wonders of the ancient world. (*World Book Encyclopedia)
Each student will be assigned one of the Wonders during class.
* The Pyramids of Egypt
* The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
* The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
* The Statue of Zeus at Olympia
* The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
* The Colossus of Rhodes
* The Lighthouse of Alexandria
TASKS:
Locate the information and answer the questions listed below.
--Answer the questions in complete sentences.
--Use three sources for your information.
--Attach a list of works cited or bibliography.
Answer the Following Questions
Location:
1. Where was the structure built (geographic)?
2. When was the structure built?
3. What is left of the structure as it stands today?
Purpose:
4. Who built the structure?
5. Why did they build the structure?
6. Was the structure effective for its' stated purpose?
Uniqueness:
7. What made the structure unique?
8. How long did it take to build the structure?
7 Ancient Wonders of the Ancient World ALS Assignment
9. What materials or construction techniques were used to build the structure?
Ancient Foresight:
10. Are there any parallels to similar structures in use today?
11. What are they?
**ATTACH A REPRODUCED (PICTURE/DRAWING/PHOTOGRAPH) OF THE STRUCTURE**
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7 Ancient Wonders of the World ALS Assignment