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The Best Sites For Learning About Various “Seven Wonders”

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Most of us have heard of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, but other groups have compiled various other lists of “seven wonders.” I thought it might be useful to create a “The Best…” list of all these “wonder” lists — both ancient and modern.

Plus, you have until November to vote in an international contest to choose The Seven Wonders of Nature.

I’ve also thought of having students use these lists to help develop a criteria for a “wonder” and then to have them apply it to create lists for their own native countries.

Here are my choices for the The Best Sites For Learning About Various “Seven Wonders” and are accessible to English Language Learners:

Here’s an online game about the Seven Ancient Wonders.

CNN offers A virtual tour of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

You can see videos about a few of the ancient wonders at the History Channel.

In 2007, after 100 million votes were counted, seven landmarks from around the world were voted the New 7 Wonders of the World. Here are some sites to learn about them:

The New Seven Wonders of the World is a slideshow from TIME Magazine.

You can view interactive panoramas of all seven.

Students in New York City created a special website on the new seven wonders.

LIFE has a slideshow titled Wonders of the World.

To finish this list, here are a couple of sites that have additional “Wonders:”

AOL had a recent contest to name The 7 Wonders of The U.S.

Great Wonders of the World is the title of this student-created site.

7 Wonders has a variety of lists.

7 Wonders of the Natural World is a slideshow from The Atlantic.

New seven wonders of nature is from CNN and New 7 Wonders of Nature finalists is from The News in Australia. These slideshows highlight the results of a vote by The New 7 Wonders of Nature Foundation to identify…the new 7 wonders of nature. You can see the 28 preliminary finalists here.

Here’s Another “Wow!” Site From Google — The “World Wonders Project”

Here’s a video on the “Ten Natural Wonders You’ve Never Heard Of”:

Seven Wonders is a pretty neat interactive.

Seven Wonders of the World

Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.

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