• Live from Ancient Olympia!

    Created September 30, 2010
    Live from Ancient Olympia!: Kylix

    This exhibit includes sections on the cultural and historical context of the Games.

  • It Came From Greek Mythology

    Created September 30, 2010
    It Came From Greek Mythology: Athena

    Enliven your students' encounter with Greek mythology, to deepen their understanding of what myths meant to the ancient Greeks, and to help them appreciate the meanings that Greek myths have for us today.

  • Egyptian Symbols and Figures: Scroll Paintings

    Created September 29, 2010
    Egyptian Symbols and Figures: Scroll Paintings: Book of the Dead

    This lesson introduces students to Egyptian art, culture, and history through the ancient tomb paintings and mythological figures of the Book of the Dead.

  • Egyptian Symbols and Figures: Hieroglyphs

    Created September 29, 2010
    Egyptian Symbols and Figures: Hieroglyphs

    Students will examine the art and history of ancient Egypt through the oldest writing system in the world. This lesson teaches students how to understand and write Egyptian hieroglyphs.

  • Mapping the Past

    Created September 28, 2010
    Mapping the Past: mapping_past

    Find out what ancient maps can tell us about the aspirations of those who made them.

  • Socrates and the Law: Argument in an Athenian Jail

    Created September 24, 2010
    Socrates and The Law: Image of Socrates

    Debate the relationship between individual rights and the rule of law with a philosopher condemned to death.

  • Cave Art: Discovering Prehistoric Humans through Pictures

    Created September 24, 2010
    Cave Art

    By studying paintings from the Cave of Lascaux and other caves in France, students will discover that pictures can be a way of communicating beliefs and ideas and can give us clues today about what life was like long ago.

    Pompeii and the Eruption of Mt. Vesuvius

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    "…a devastation of the loveliest of lands, in a memorable disaster shared by peoples and cities."...Pliny the Younger

  • The Birth of Cuneiform Writing

    Created September 3, 2010
  • Launchpad: Battle of Thermopylae

    Created August 31, 2010