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Exploration in the Ancient World

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Grade Level: 3rd

Our talented team of Museum educators are committed to providing an engaging experience that brings SOL-related content to life for your students. We bring passion and energy to each program to ensure the highest level of impact and retention. To learn more about this program, click on one of the format options listed below.

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Duration: 2 hours

Do you wanna build an aqueduct? Focusing on the five major ancient civilizations: China, Egypt, Mali, Rome, and Greece, students will compare and contrast different cultures, describe human-environment interactions, and understand the importance of trade. During the program, students will participate in a simulation demonstrating trade in the ancient world. Additionally, they will put their engineering skills to the test as they work collaboratively to build a model of a Roman aqueduct. Students will also have the opportunity to explore the Museum and engage with objects that connect to the classroom portion.

Duration:  1 hour

Do you wanna build an aqueduct? Focusing on the five major ancient civilizations: China, Egypt, Mali, Rome, and Greece, students will compare and contrast different cultures, describe human-environment interactions, and understand the importance of trade. During the program, students will participate in a simulation demonstrating trade in the ancient world. Additionally, they will put their engineering skills to the test as they work collaboratively to build a model of a Roman aqueduct.

Learning Objectives

Students will: 

  • Better understand how ancient civilizations relied on water to support their society, and 
  • Identify multiple reasons for the importance of trade among different civilizations.

  •  History (VDOE 2015): 3.1 (a, b, c, g) 3.3, 3.6, 3.8

Pricing:

Payment can be made before the program, or we can invoice following your program.

  • Programs at the Museum are $4.50 per student.
    All adults accompanying a field trip are free.
  • Programs at your location are $4.50 per student.
  • Virtual education programs are $125 per program.

Reservations are required for all programs and are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs fill quickly in the fall and spring, so make your reservations a minimum of two weeks in advance.

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