7 Wonders of the Ancient World

The 7 Wonders of the Ancient World is an educational exploration into the most extraordinary architectural and artistic human achievements of ancient times.

The list typically includes the Great Pyramid of Giza, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, Colossus of Rhodes, and the Lighthouse of Alexandria. This activity involves studying each wonder through research, virtual tours, and creative projects to understand their historical, cultural, and technological significance.


  • Enhances knowledge of ancient history and civilizations
  • Develops research and critical thinking skills
  • Encourages appreciation for ancient art and architecture
  • Fosters creativity through project-based learning


  • Websites: UNESCO World Heritage Centre (
  • YouTube Videos: “The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – See U in History”
  • Documentaries: “The Seven Wonders of the World” on CuriosityStream
  • Books: “The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World” by Peter A Clayton and Martin Price (Amazon)

Best Age to Start

8+ years old

Equipment and Materials

  • Internet access: Price varies by location
  • Art supplies for models/projects: Approx. $20-$50
  • Books/Documentaries: Free (with library access) or up to $20 for purchases

Starting Tips

  • Begin with a documentary or book to introduce the concept and pique interest.
  • Use online resources for in-depth research on each wonder.
  • Schedule regular project days to build, draw, or create something inspired by each wonder.

Commitment to Improve

  • Dedicate at least 2-3 hours per week for research and projects.
  • Complete a project or presentation on each wonder.

Requirements/Tasks for Mastery

  • Research Paper: Write an in-depth research paper on each of the seven wonders, covering historical context, construction techniques, and cultural significance.
  • Creative Project: Create a model, artwork, or digital presentation for each wonder.
  • Presentation: Prepare and present a detailed report on what was learned, possibly including a virtual tour for each wonder.

Most Famous People Known for This Activity

  • Herodotus and Callimachus of Cyrene: Ancient historians and scholars who contributed significantly to the documentation and compilation of the wonders.

This framework can be applied to each listed activity, tailoring resources, age recommendations, and mastery requirements to fit the specific focus and complexity of each topic.

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