Take a virtual tour of the Hagia Sophia, pictured above. Built in 537 AD, it's still one of the most famous buildings in the world. Note: You'll need Adobe Flashplayer for this. Smithsonian Virtual Tour of Hagia Sophia
See how Constantinople was able to withstand attacks from outside invaders for centuries! City Of Walls Ted Talk
Check out these Discovery Streaming clips on the Roman and Byzantine Empires Note: You'll have to log into your Discovery Streaming account before viewing. The Roman Empire The Byzantine Empire
Fresh water was one of the legacies of the Roman Empire! Check out these Discovery video clips to see a modern re-creation of a Roman aqueduct. Note: You'll have to log into your Discovery Streaming account before viewing. Roman Aqueducts 1 Roman Aqueducts 2
Read a Newsela article about groups of modern-day teenagers from Israel and Palestine who traveled to Chicago to meet each other for the first time. Far From Fighting
ART PROJECT: Follow these instructions to create a beautiful silhouette of a city in the desert! Sunset City
LANGUAGE ARTS / ART PROJECT: Use your persuasive writing and artistic skills to convince ancient Roman citizens to relocate to the East.