The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
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Student showing off her votive mouth

K-12 Educational Resources

 

Lesson Plans on Greco-Roman Civilization and the Medieval Mediterranean World

The purpose of the lesson plans created by Corinth Excavations is to bridge a gap between primary research by archaeologists on the site of Ancient Corinth and teaching of the past in the classroom.  We wish to communicate knowledge gained by excavation and research of ancient remains and material culture to educators and learners of all ages, primarily following middle school social studies (or interdisciplinary) learning standards. The lessons cover topics from water management  to religion, trade, diet, and disease, making them helpful tools for a wide audience of educators. Lessons plans use artifacts excavated in Corinth, Greece, dating from the Classical to the Byzantine periods (roughly 500 BCE to 1450 CE) as a foundation for learning. Additionally, the lessons incorporate images, digital modeling technology, videos, texts, and excavation reports where applicable. A special learning opportunity we call "Digital Field Trip to Corinth" includes an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the archaeological park of Ancient Corinth to help students extend previous learning experiences on Greco-Roman civilizations and the Medieval Mediterranean world during their classroom studies.

See our website for Corinth Excavations' lesson plans that are freely available to download.