"Remember me? You probably
don't but I found your webpage and I wanted to tell you that I still like
history best because of you! I wish you had not moved away so far but I hope
you like it there with the bears (ha ha!). Severnth grade history was hard
because 6th grade history was so much fun in your class but I know that 8th
grade History coming next will be good because I found your page on United
State history just now! Now Iknow I can do my homework right! I hope if I
e-mail you sometime you will answer me if you remember me. See ya someday
"I did not copy your page. I did my own work but
I used your page for many ideas and I got an A+ on my paper. It is my first
A+ in history in my hole life so I am very excited and greateful. I am writing
to say thank you to you for being a very good teacher! Even of people
you don't even know!"
"I stayed up amost all night but I got an A on
my paper! I thought I would not get an A or even a b or even a c because
I could not find anything about anceint inventions but I did finally on your
page and I used it and I got A! I know you will be very excited for me because
you are a teacher of kids like me and you know how much it means! So I am
telling you about it!"
"Hello there - My name is Gina. I am 15 and am
from Michigan. I just want to compliment you on your WONDERFUL website. I
have to do a report on ancient Rome and the daily lives of its citizens according
to classes. I spent forever online looking for information, and your website
was exactly what I was looking for. Thank you so much for the time and effort
you put forth to make such a wonderful and helpful website. I greatly appreciate
it. Thanks again! - Gina"
"My Teacher used your lesson plan for our tenth
grade class Greek Olympics. It was a very fun lesson."
Dear "Mr Donn"
Just found your website on Ancient China - especially love the "cheats" section.
It's just what my 13 year old needs to answer lots of general questions in
his HUGE assignment. There is so much info on the web and I find my kids
get overwhelmed with the indepth adult stuff. So THANK YOU. The links were
fantastic too, and I personally loved the comparison between Taoism and Pooh.
No need to reply. People don't take enough time
today to say the good things.
sunny Sydney, Australia!
I just wanted to let you know that along with
Ask Eric, yours is the best lesson plan site I've found, and I've looked
at many. Thanks for all your hard work. Sincerely,
Edmund Sass, Ed.D.; Professor of Education; College
of St. Benedict/St. John's
Collection of Educational Websites!
Dear Lin & Don,
I am writing to let you know how much I have enjoyed
your ancient civilization pages. I often direct my students to them who are
preparing to become teachers. Keep up the fine work! Best Wishes, Patricia
(Professor of Education; University of Richmond)
I just had to tell you how much I appreciate your
hard work. Every time I need an idea for an activity or lesson plan, I go
to your web site. I always find something wonderful. I cannot thank
you enough for all you have done for teachers and students. Dianne
B. Marshall; Instructional Support Team; Prince William County
I just want you to know that your site is the
best for finding anything I need. I am a H.S. teacher in New Jersey. Your
site has given me an unbelievable wealth of materials and resources. I just
want to thank you both so much and let you know how much you are
appreciated. Sincerely yours, Ann
You've written some wonderful material and put
together a great site. You've given me and many other teachers some great
ideas and helped countless students. Richard Katz; Middle School Social Studies;
Baker Demonstration School; Evanston, IL
I've spent hours just exploring your lessons and
information. I wish I could sit in your class and observe the work that you
do. I am currently teaching American and World History (from the ancient
time period to the Renaissance) at Ransom Everglades Middle School in Miami,
Florida. I have just begun my eighth year teaching. Thank you for sharing
your creative work. I will put it to good use!
I wanted to tell you, your website is absolutely
wonderful! I am an instructional specialist in an elementary school and we
are constantly looking for good social studies lessons that are child -
and integrated whenever possible. I have found lessons and activities on
your site that cover almost all of our state mandates! Super resource!
Christina Cassity; Slack Elementary; Lufkin, TX
Just a quick note to thank you for your great
history website. It is an incredible help to me. I homeschool two children
(6th and 8th grade), and we love to explore various cultures and time periods.
Your materials are practical and realistic and help the kids understand how
people actually lived and what kinds of situations they faced. I know it
must have taken you a huge amount of work to put the site together and to
include so many additional links. I really appreciate your effort and your
generosity in sharing the information with people like us. Thanks
Awesome Library Star Rating
This was our first formal award!
We are deeply honored
to be selected for inclusion in the Awesome Library.
This extensive site offers previewed and carefully selected links
to top quality educational sites with sections for kids, parents and teachers.
Well organized, comprehensive,
This was such fun to
receive! (Is that a great face, or what!)
Created by an extremely talented teacher in the USA, from
the Tomb of the Chihuahua
This teacher is also an author with 2 books so far to his credit,
published by Putnam Penguin! At this site, you'll find
FREE original clip art for ancient Egypt, and much more!
We encourage you
to explore the Education
Index, home of Weasel's World!
This is a marvelous resource, constantly updated.
We find new and interesting links each time we check back.
This one certainly needs
We are thrilled that our site was selected
in both and Yahoo
The Maxie A+ Award for Education Excellence
presented by Maxie the Magnificent, World Citizen
If you have a site you'd like to recommend, please let us know.
We know Maxie very well
(after all, he is our dog!)
We have no control over him, but we will make sure he gets the
The Forum not only
has useful information about the classical world,
this site also has an extensive art/photo/drawings section for
ancient Rome to dress up worksheets & homework
As this high school
teacher says: "You are nowhere without geography!"
Certainly, there is no better place to look for anything you need
in the geography world.
This site is obviously a labor of
Here's our write
up in the BBC Educational Web Guide!
"This is an excellent resource for students
and teachers of ancient history.
The site covers the civilisations of
Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, China and others.
Amongst a wealth of
information there are lesson plans,
links to related sites and to more history
sites by the same author.
Though a little Americanised, this site has a lot
of educational value
if you are prepared to adapt it to your curriculum needs
(and if you can ignore the
The British Broadcasting Corporation
best learning resources on the Net are only a click
"For a Teacher
Who Made A Difference"
from the Port Gamble
This was especially wonderful
as Don was one of the first teachers ever to receive this
We were delighted
to be selected as a recommended site,
or as site of the week
or month by the fine sites above.
those who have honored us,
Ball many many years ago