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. Special learning opportunities called "Virtual Field Trips" include in-depth, behind-the-scenes Skype sessions inside the workrooms at Corinth Excavations to help students extend previous learning experiences on Greco-Roman civilizations and the Medieval Mediterranean world during their classroom studies.