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Hope Highlands Middle School Library: Grade 7 Research Project


Grade 7 Project Focus Areas

Ancient Egypt

Ancient Greece

Ancient Rome

The Middle Ages

The Renaissance

Choose any topic within these time periods in history. Start from what interests you.

Do you like fashion? So, what where clothes and hairstyles like in Ancient Greece?

Love warfare games? What was life like for a Roman soldier?


Some Books At HHMS Library


Biography of Greek mathematician Euclid describing the lasting influence he has had on the field of geometry.


Biography of the Greek philosopher Pythagoras and his lasting contributions on the fields of mathematics and philosophy.


Biography of Greek philosopher and natural scientist Aristotle, describing his lasting influence on human understanding.


Biography of the Greek mathematician Archimedes and describing his lasting influence on theoretical and applied mathematics.

The Roman Colosseum

The world's greatest structures were all built through some combination of human ingenuity, perseverance, vision, will power and, in many cases, physical might. History's Great Structures examines the practical, technological, and political challenges encountered by the designers and builders; how these structures were used by the people of the time; and what has become of them today. A visual chronology, sidebars highlighting topics of interest, selected vocabulary words and facts, source notes, a bibliography for further research, and an index provide additional tools for student researchers. Other titles in the series include: The Eiffel Tower, The Great Wall of China, The Medieval Castle, The Parthenon of Ancient Greece, Shakespeare's Globe Theater, The World Trade Center Book jacket.

A Greek Temple

Step inside the Parthenon and discover for yourself what it was like to worship there. Superb cutaway illustrations provide a vivid and dramatic insight into everyday life in ancient Greece.

Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt - Internet Linked

This lavishly illustrated encyclopedia describes the remarkable history of Ancient Egypt, from its origins as a group of settlements along the banks of the Nile, to its transformation into one of the world's earliest and greatest civilizations. Stunning

The Traveler's Key to Ancient Egypt

To appreciate the extraordinary treasures of ancient Egypt, a traveler needs an extraordinary guidebook. The Traveler's Key explains the deeper meaning and spiritual significance of Egypt's art and architecture. This revised and updated edition includes Serpent in the Sky author West's startling evidence for redating the Sphinx.

Incredible Journey to the Mummy's Tomb

This extension of the Incredible Journey series reveals the mysteries of ancient Egypt through the story of a pharaoh’s last great journey to his tomb. The book features die-cut windows that reveal just a little of the next scene allowing readers to glide past the great pyramids and magnificent temples, meet farmers, noble families, and craftsmen of ancient Egypt, and learn about the customs, history, and culture of Egypt. Finally, readers the tomb and witness the burial of the mighty, mummified pharaoh. With vivid, full-color illustrations, a unique and inviting layout, and engaging text told in a story-telling title, this book is perfect for school reports, gift-giving, and for anyone who wants to know more about the mysteries of ancient life in Egypt.

The Egyptian Science Gazette - King Tut Murdered?

Check it out! Shocker facts, word stunners, and bite-sized bits of seriously strange information shake up reading interest in the Shockwave - the exciting new series that serves up the world's most extreme science and history for readers to discover.

The Egyptians

Discusses the civilization of ancient Egypt, including the laws, customs, beliefs, everyday life, inventions, art, and decline.

AskRI - The Answers to Your Questions

 Rhode Island’s Statewide

Reference Resource Center


  • Check the Social Studies Curriculum online
  • Check the index/chapter heading of any book in the library which fits one of these curricular areas
  • Famous People: Emperors, Leaders, Poets, Philosophers, Historians, Sculptors, Playwrights
  • Wars & Warfare: Weaponry
  • Ancient Rome & Greece: Gods & Goddesses, Emperors, Women, Daily Life, Food, Family, Temples, Music, Theater,
  • Ancient Rome: Colosseum, Roads, Aqueducts, Arches, Tunnels,  Forum.
  • Renaissance: Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Galileo, Gutenburg and the printing press, Sir Isaac Newton, the Medici Family
  • The Middle Ages: Castles, Knights, Nobility, Weapons, Coat of Arms / Heraldry, Tournaments, Troubadours, Guilds, the Bubonic Plague

Ancient Rome Research Sites

Don't forget to check out the links on the right side of the page when you visit. You will find links to emperors, writers, social order, life in Roman Times and other topics. You might even want to try the Emperor Game. Which emperor will you be?