Architecture through the Ages

September 8, 2013
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Architecture Through the Ages
GRADE LEVEL: 6-12

CONTENT:
Information and virtual tours on architecture and its affect on cultures from Mayan to Modern times.
AESTHETICS:
The site uses colorful maps and a variety of font types and sizes. The virtual tours use changing thumbnail photos and drawings. Some of the pages appear text-heavy.
ORGANIZATION:
All topics on the site are listed on the home page. Each page has the same navigation menu at the bottom that allows users to change sections quickly.
REVIEW:
This purpose of this Web site is to discuss a variety of types of architecture and what effect those styles have on our life today. The site has information on architecture from the Aztec, Chinese, Egyptian, Greek, Mayan and Roman civilizations. Other architecture studied are Classical and Cathedrals. Users can take the online multiple choice test or go on a virtual tour of a number of different locations. In the "Architecture Through the Ages" section users learn how cultures built their homes, temples, and cities. While it is definitely a good resource for architecture, teachers of history, art and science could also find useful information here for lesson plans and curriculum supplement.
Source: www.educationworld.com
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