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Subject: Istanbul, Turkey
Date Posted: 9/15/2007 3:27 PM ET
Member Since: 5/16/2007
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Anyone have any good websites for info about Istanbul Turkey for ages 8-11?  I am searching but not really coming across anything that is quite right.

Thanks for your help!

 

 

Date Posted: 9/15/2007 4:48 PM ET
Member Since: 3/20/2007
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This isn't a website, but a suggestion for a DVD to watch.  We have all of the Drive Thru History DVD's (world & American) and LOVE them.  You can also watch the show on TBN.

http://www.christianbook.com/Christian/Books/product/584568928?item_no=972775&event=1016DTH|1402899|96626

The show goes to the Hagia Sophia and the Grand Bazaar which we've studied here.  DS has also studied the fault lines that run through Turkey.  We've done a lot of Byzantine studies also - Justinian & Theodora, Constantine, culture, clashes, art, etc.  It's all very interesting.  I don't have links to share, though...most of it was built into our curriculum.

Here's the Wikipedia article on Hagia Sophia:

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

..and the one for Istanbul...which links you to all sorts of stuff:

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

Have fun!

Date Posted: 9/17/2007 1:32 PM ET
Member Since: 5/16/2007
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Thanks so much!! I appreciate it!