Corinth Excavations will happily host your school on-site at the Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth, off-site at another institution of learning, or online through the Skype in the Classroom platform. These programs offer students a chance to interact with real archaeologists and to ask them questions about Ancient Corinth or about the discipline more generally, to see or hold artifacts that were introduced in the classroom, and to learn about how the museum and the excavations operate "behind the scenes."
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Watch a video of "Interpreting Ancient Mysteries of Demeter" held on-site after an off-site and online introduction to the program titled for students from a Corinthian school and from The American College of Greece-PIERCE in collaboration with the ASCSA, Dr. Nancy Bookidis, Diazoma, Olympia Odos, PIERCE, and the Greek Ministry of Culture. This video is mostly in Greek with some English.
Watch a video of a special music program titled "Operation Odeion: Music in Ancient Corinth Across Centuries' in collaboration with the ASCSA, the Psychology Club and Student Councils from The American College of Greece-PIERCE, Diazoma, Olympia Odos, Pierce Choir and Orchestra, the Elementary School of Ancient Corinth, the Smile of the Child Orphanage, and the Greek Ministry of Culture.
We adapted the lesson plan 'Asklepios and Healing in the Ancient Greek World and Today' for high school students and teachers from The American College of Greece-PIERCE, the 85th Kindergarten of Athens, Diazoma, and Olympia Odos.
Enjoy a selection of photos from educational programs held on-site for students and visitors:
Katie Petrole leading a digital program for students in Russia. Photo: Natalya Kvashnina.
Katie Petrole leading a digital program for students in the country of Georgia. Photo: Ekaterine Naroushvili.
Katie Petrole conducting a Guest Speaker online program for an auditorium of sixth graders. Photo: Tim Brush.
Students from New York making observations about one of Katie Petrole's favorite finds from Corinth Excavations. Photo: Tim Brush.
Katie Petrole leading an on-site program for Canadian students, alumni, and educators from the University of New Brunswick. Photo: David Charters.
A participant from the University of New Brunswick holding artifact MF-1. Photo: Hayley McLellan.
Katie Petrole discussing artifacts with the University of New Brunswick group. Photo: Hayley McLellan.
A participant from the University of New Brunswick holding a reconstructed dancing group. Photo: Hayley McLellan.
Ioulia Tzonou welcoming participants to the on-site program 'Buried Data'. Photo: Municipal Library of Corinth (Δημοτική Βιβλιοθήκη Κορίνθου).
A 'Buried Data' participant making an observation about an archival image. Photo: Municipal Library of Corinth (Δημοτική Βιβλιοθήκη Κορίνθου).
Ioulia Tzonou exploring the archaeological site with 'Buried Data' participants . Photo: Katie Petrole.
Ioulia Tzonou showing off a secret passage in the Sacred Spring during 'Buried Data'. Photo: Katie Petrole.