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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.


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:


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


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!