Pictograms of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games - with samples of past Olympic Games pictograms

Olympic Games Pictograms: Sydney 2000 - from the Olympic Museum

Symbolic Languages

How did our alphabet begin: Symbolic Languages of the Ancient World - a ThinkQuest student project about symbolic languages of the ancient world

Egyptian Name Translator - from Discovering Egypt web site, spell out you name and it will appear in heiroglyphics

Online Hieroglyphics Translator - enter words in English and it will appear in heiroglyphics

Sign Languages

Play Learn to Sign with Koko! - learn Gorilla Signing Language using this online interactive game from PBS online

"Warlpiri Sign Language and Auslan - A Comparison" - A comparison of Australian Aboriginal Warlpiri Sign language with the Auslan sign language from Samantha Madell, MA, Macquarie University


Auslan Sign Bank - Auslan Signbank is a language resources site for Auslan (Australian Sign Language). Auslan is the language of the deaf community in Australia.

Auslan: Australian Sign Language - from WA Deaf Society



IMOK. UROK. - making sentences without words; an activity from the Exploratorium



The power of masks - from the Curriculum Corporation. A lesson plan dealing with the cultural significance of masks (pdf, 41kb)

Mask Making Lesson - plaster mask lesson plan for grades 5 & 6

The Topic: Masks - from Thematic Pathfinders. Basic information about various masks; includes useful links

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