Introduction: At last, a quality theme park for all of those devoted World History enthusiasts! It is about to open its door to the public

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At last, a quality theme park for all of those devoted World History enthusiasts! It is about to open its door to the public. For many years, people from around the world have longed for a place that they could go to enjoy some fun in the sun and some good old fashion World History! Finally, the theme park of their dreams is about to open, and you will be its creator!

Directions: Complete the parts below to create your own theme park.
Part I: Give your World History theme park a catchy name!

Most theme parks usually have some sort of catchy name such as: Six Flags, Cedar Point, Busch Gardens, Coney Island, etc. Your first task in this assignment is to give your theme park a catchy name. You want a catchy name that sets your park apart from all the others. For this section you will want to be as creative as possible. Remember, your goal is to attract devoted World History enthusiasts and their money to your park and not your competitors’ theme parks.

Part II: Create FIVE parts or sections within your World History theme park!

Theme parks across the country are usually divided into smaller parts or sections within the park such as: “Frontier Land”, “Kiddie Park”, “Water Parks”, “Magical Kingdom”, etc. Using the list of topics discussed this year below; create FIVE such areas within your theme park. Once again, remember to be as creative as possible when selecting names for each section.

Parts or sections of your park should deal with the following topics discussed this year in class:
1. Geography (latitude, longitude, map projections, physical maps, political maps, etc.)

2. Ancient Greece (geography, Economy, the people, government, the wars, etc.)

3. Types of Government (monarchy, oligarchy, tyranny, democracy)

4. City state of Athens

5. City state of Sparta

6. Alexander the Great

7. Greek Gods

8. Daily Life in Rome (Roman names. Bullas, Standards, Coronaes)

9. Roman Myths (Caius Mucius, Brutus, Tarpeia, Horatii, Sabine Women, Romulus/Remus)

10. Roman Emperors

11. Roman History

12. Roman Numerals

13. Roman Entertainment

14. Roman Government

15. Ancient Roman Wonders (Circus Maximus, Colosseum, aqueducts, etc.)

16. Black Death

17. Middle Ages

18. Renaissance

Part III: Enjoyable World History Rides and Attractions!

The reason most visitors come to a theme park is to enjoy the many rides and attractions they have to offer. Now that your theme park has five creative sections, for EACH section create TWO rides that can be found within EACH section. These rides should have some historical significance and should also be very creative. (For example: if one of the sections of my park deals with the “Ancient Greece” I may have a roller coaster entitled “The Delian League Force” or the “The Rivalry”) You will want to research events and people within each of the time periods listed above in order to come up with specific attractions. Each ride should include a description of ONE paragraph that explains what the ride is and why it fits into that section of your park historically. It would not be enough to just name the ride; you must also give some specific historical information about the event or individual.

Part IV: Good Eats and Dining within your World History Theme Park!

When people are riding the rides and enjoying the atmosphere of your quality theme park all day, they tend to get hungry. You will want to create at least THREE restaurants or places to get food within your theme park. These establishments should be very creative and historically significant. (For Example: Staying with my “Ancient Greece” example: I might have a stand called “Pericles Pancake House” or “Delian League Clubhouse’”.) It would not be enough to say “Pancake House here”. Each restaurant should be describe in at least ONE paragraph and should also have a small sample menu describing 3-5 items that can be purchased there.

Part V: What is an Amusement Park without Characters roaming about?

Every good amusement park has theme park characters that walk about the park and bring joy to all of the patrons. Your park should include at least THREE theme park characters that might walk around the park and interact with your guests. These characters should be historically significant and contain a description of at least ONE paragraph explaining their historical significance.

What do I need to include in my Theme Park Project?

*You will need to make sure that you include the following items within your theme park project:

1. A colorful, labeled, and well-constructed hand drawn map of your theme park and all of its


2. At least FIVE drawings/pictures of rides and attractions within the park.

3. Each ride and attraction should have a description of ONE paragraph. The description should

contain not only information about the attraction, but also information about why it is

historically significant to that time period.

4. Your information should be typed or neatly handwritten, neat, clean, and pleasing to the eye.

5. Your theme park should be creative and fun. People do not want to come to a boring a


How Do I Display my Theme Park?

There are several ways to display your theme park for your teacher and classmates. Choose ONE of the following options listed below and place all of your information about the park in that format.

1. Your information can be displayed on a piece of poster board or large computer paper.

2. Your information can be presented within a packet of neatly typed sheets or neatly

handwritten papers.
*The following are examples of each part of the World History Theme Park Project. These examples are based on World History.
Example for Part I: Give your United States History theme park a catchy name!

Welcome to the Chronicles of the Roman-Greek Theme Park!

Example for Part II: Create FIVE parts or sections within your World History theme park!

For my World History Theme Park I might have the following parts or sections within the park:

Name of the Section of the Park and (Historical Period)

1. “The Delian League” (Ancient Greece)

2. “Where in the World?” (Geography)

3. “Alex G’s Empire” (Alexander the Great)

4. “The 7 Wonders” (Ancient Roman Wonders)

5. “Gladiators Rule!!” (Roman Entertainment)

(See map)

Gladiator’s Dueling Coasters!

All Roads Lead to the Roman Clubhouse!
xample of a theme park map!

The Delian League Bumper Cars!

Pericles Pancake House

Ancient Roman Chariots Turnpike

Where in the World IMAX Theater?

Aqueduct Lazy River Ride!

Caesar’s House of Horrors!

(You will want your map to be as detailed.)
Example of Part III: Enjoyable World History Rides and Attractions!
(Description of the ride that contains creative information about the ride & historical information)

One of the most notable attractions can be found in the “7 Wonders” or Ancient

Roman Wonders section of the Chronicles of the Roman-Greek Theme Park.

This relaxing water ride is known as “Aqueduct Lazy River Ride” and gives riders

a leisurely ride throughout the park. Riders are given large inner tubes to sit on

and then slowly turn and twirl around the lazy river. Every now and then

riders could get soak as they go under various waterfalls located within the ride.

After several minutes the riders end up in a big holding pool at the beginning of

the park. The reason for this is because the aqueducts in Rome always ended

up carrying water to larger cisterns in the center of Rome. The ‘center of town” in

this theme park is at the beginning of the park. This is how it works, the aqueducts

took a roundabout route, following the contours of the land and heading finally towards

Rome. So that is exactly how the this ride operates is by following the contour of the

park and then ending up in the final pool area at the beginning of the park.

The ride has onboard waterproof speakers in each inner tube explaining how they got

water to 1 million people during Ancient Roman times and could provide over one cubic

meter of water per day for each inhabitant. Roman engineers with their superb civil

engineering techniques and the simplest ways brought water to Rome via 11 major aqueducts.

They even designed high arches to help their designs. When the water finally reached

Rome and its large cistern, the water was first distributed to the emperor and then to

rich civilians who paid a water tax and finally to the general public.
Example for Part IV: Good Eats and Dinning within your World History Theme Park!
(Description of the eatery that contains creative information about the food & historical information)
Feeling a little hungry after a long day of World History? Why don’t you stop by one of our most popular restaurants “Pericles Pancake House” in the Ancient Greece section of the park? Items to savor include:
-Enjoy a “Pericles Ultimate” topped with all the best fixings. (whip cream, powered sugar, and fruit topping of your choosing)

-How about the “Soldier’s Wrap” filled with chicken, beef, or veggies.

-There is always room for a “Emperor’s Delight” topped with grape leaves.

-Looking for something from the Italy? Try one of our fine Italian or Roman dishes.

-“Thumbs Up Ice Cream” is always a favorite served daily.

The "glory that was Greece" reached its height in the 5th century BC,

in Athens, under the leadership of Pericles. He opened up

Athenian democracy to the ordinary citizen. He built the magnificent

temples and statues on the Acropolis, and he created the Athenian

empire. Pericles was born in Athens in about 495 BC to a wealthy family.

Pericles was the elected general, in 458. Generals were elected yearly to

plan and carry out the strategy necessary to manage the affairs at home and

abroad. Pericles won reelection frequently for about 30 years. In a time of

kings and tyrants as rulers, his policy at home was to place the state in the

hands of the citizens under the rule of law. About this time, the war with Persia finally ended. The Delian League, a confederation of Greek city-states, had been formed. Each of the states was taxed according to its ability to pay. Pericles increased the size of the navy and instituted payment of wages to crewmen. In 454, the treasury of the league was transferred from Delos to Athens. Pericles used the defense money to rebuild the temples of the gods that had been destroyed by the Persians in 480. He lived also to see the states of the Peloponnesus, under Sparta's leadership, rise against Athens' overgrown power in the Peloponnesian War. The closing years of his life were times of trouble. While the enemy outside the walls besieged Athens, a terrible plague raged within. For the first time Pericles fell from popular favor and was run out of office. But weakness from an attack of plague killed Pericles the following autumn.

Example of Part V: What is an Amusement Park without Characters rooming about?
One of the many fun loving characters that can be found roaming

around the “Alex G’s Empire” section of the park is of course;

Alexander the Great, himself. This likeness to Alexander the Great

stands over 6 feet tall and rides a horse around the park talking to the

patrons about his military strategies and accomplishments. Alexander

was one of the greatest generals of all time, noted for his brilliance as

a diplomat and troop leader and for the speed with which he could

cross great expanses of territory. Alexander founded a number of

cities, most of them named Alexandria. These cities were well located,

well paved, and provided with good water supplies. He arrived in Babylon

in the spring of 323 BC. In June, he contracted a fever and died.

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