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 on the site of Ancient Corinth conducted by archaeologists and classroom education on the past led by teachers of various grade levels. 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 Ancient Corinth 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.