Can You Dig It? Teaching Ancient Civilizations with Projects

nerc46-presbannerTuesday, Brookfield, 3:00–4:00

Can You Dig It? Teaching Ancient Civilizations with Projects

Courtney Meisberger, Nessacus Regional Middle School, Dalton, MA

 

This session demonstrates specific ways to use hands-on, multi-disciplinary projects with the support of community organizations to enhance the study of ancient civilizations. From a simulated archaeological dig on the school grounds, to creating a Greek Museum with help from the Berkshire Museum, students can explore essential questions such as “What is history,” “How do we know what happened in the past,” and “Why is history important?”

Target Audience: Middle School

Strand Identification: World History, Multidisciplinary, Museum Education

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