Global Awareness Technology Project (GATP)

5th grade collaborative research project

Our fifth grade students participate in the Global Awareness Technology Project (GATP).

For the project, students are asked to choose and answer an essential question about cultures of the world. Technology is used for research, gathering data, and/or communicating the information. Finally, students complete a project showing knowledge gained.

Here are some resources to help guide students through the research process of the GATP.  Please Note: These links will take you to websites that are not maintained by FCPS or Belle View Elementary.


Global Awareness at FCPS

Library Databases at FCPS

Culture Grams - for Country Specific Research - ("fairfax" is the username and password)

Britannica School-Elementary

Image Resources

Culture Grams - for Country Specific Research



Wikimedia Commons

World Book Kids Images


Odyssey: Africa

Wonders of the African World

Ancient Greece

BBC: Ancient Greece

Odyssey: Ancient Greece

Mr. Ancient Greece

Macmillan/McGraw-Hill's Adventures in Time and Place: Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece

The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization

The Ancient Greeks

Ancient Rome

BBC: The Romans

Odyssey: Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome: Mr. Donn's Lessons & Activities

Ancient Rome

Pompeii: Unraveling Ancient Mysteries

An Introduction to Ancient Rome

Internet Ancient History Sourcebook: Rome

Rome Project

China Ancient China

History for Ancient China

Fertile Crescent (Mesopotamia)

British Museum: Mesopotamia

University of Chicago: The Oriental Institute presents Mesopotamia

Trackstar: Cultures Attributes of Mesopotamia (Fertile Crescent) Collapse of Mesopotamia

Ancient West Asia for Kids

Daily Life in Mesopotamia

Ancient Scripts


The Fertile Crescent


Collapse: Why Do Civilizations Fail?

Mesopotamia and the City of Sumeria

The Fall of Mesopotamia

World History: Who Are the Hebrews?

Ancient Western Asia and the Civilization of Mesopotamia

Ancient Mesopotamia

Explore the Land of Ur


British Museum: Ancient India

The Ancient Indus Civilization

Around the Indus in 90 Slides

Timeline of India

Indus Valley

Ancient India

India: History

Indus Valley

The Indus Valley and Hindus

Pre-Columbia Civilizations

Mayan Mayan

Interactive Mayan Map

Collapse of the Mayan Civilization

Maya Adventure

The Mayan Calendar

The Maya Astronomy Page

Middle Ages Feudal Life

Renaissance The Renaissance