Classics Teaching Resources
NASA photos for Classics lessonsNASA photos of the earth from space include a number that could have practical use in Classics lessons. Each picture listed here has a paragraph or two of inflrmation and often links to further information, as well as a 'click to enlarge' feature which brings up truly huge images, 4 to 6 mb in size.
For the Cambridge Latin Course Book 1The Vesuvius region
For the eruptionOK, I know these pictures are Mount Etna, not Mount Vesuvius, but they are really impressive. I have included one link that goes directly to a big version, with suggestions for its use.
Etna eruption 1
Etna eruption 2
Etna eruption 3 This is a huge picture. Experiment with viewing the bottom right hand part, and then 'panning' left until the plume appears. Then follow it up. Awe-inspiring!
Etna eruption 4 The whole of Sicily, with the smoke plume clearly visible.
Etna eruption 5
Etna eruption - stereoscopic picture
For the Cambridge Latin Course Book 2Alexandria and the site of the Pharos lighthouse
For Classical CivilisationAegean area showing all Greece and much of Turkey
The Acropolis in Athens
Bosporus and Istanbul
Sicily and S. Italy
Cyprus - the whole island
For CatullusLake Garda with Sirmio