Archaeology Education Outreach
New Programs for 2019/20 school year
Hands-On Enrichment Programs and Residencies
STARS GRANTS available.
Grades K - 4
Mythological creatures come to life in this hands-on humanities program. Students are introduced to Egyptian sphinxes, scarabs and dragons as create their own art pieces.
Can You Dig It?
Students discover the differences between rocks, fossils and artifacts through actual specimens and objects. Archaeology Outreach brings cool specimens for your students! It's hands-on fun!
Grades 3 - 8
Students discover a dig site overnight and become amateur archaeologists in this experiential learning experience. An excavation site appears on your school grounds and your students do the science, math and data recording that archaeologists do to discover the truth of the past. All artifacts and tools included!
Climate Change in the Archaeological Record
How do we know what the climate was in the past? Students are introduced to archaeological context as they identify the remains of ancient cook fires. They make deductions about the climate temperature at the time the meal eaten.
Grades 6 - 9
Hands-On Ancient History
Students use actual ancient artifacts (1700 - 5000 years old), and become archaeologists interpreting the art, architecture and culture of ancient peoples. This program focuses on evidence for how people lived in Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Israelite, Greek, Roman and Byzantine studies. There are optional pottery creation and reconstruction activities specifically designed for this program.
Grades 6 - 8
Personal Identity: Mesopotamia and Egypt
During the advent of writing, archaeologists find the first names of actual people. This program is based on my personal research at the Yale Collections this summer. Students will investigate these people and what they did in the ancient world. As hands-on project, they can create wearable artifacts using their names and actual titles
Grades 8 - 9
Civics: Foundations of American Democracy
What is the evidence for Ancient Greek and Roman "voting"? Students learn the ins and outs of civic duty in the ancient world. They create their own ballots based on actual artifacts.
Grades 5 - 8
Asian Religions and Archtiecture
How do archaeologists interpret the past? This program teaches students the architectural skills archaeologists need to interpret ruins around the world. Students are taught basic drafting and create temple drawings. Ancient, Byzantine, Mesoamerican and medieval options are available