Archaeology Education Outreach

Kimberley Connors
P.O. Box 2122
Acton, MA 01720
Winter and Spring 2023 - Hands-on outdoor and classroom programming (Covid-19 protocols available)
STEAM Enrichment Programs and Residencies

Grades K - 3 Ancient Alive! Mythological creatures come to life in this hands-on humanities program. Students are introduced to unicorns sphinxes, scarabs and dragons, as create their own art pieces.   

Grades K - 3 Can You Dig It? Students discover the differences between rocks, fossils and artifacts through actual specimens and objects. Archaeology Outreach brings cool specimens for your students! It's hands-on fun!

Grades 3 - 8 Mock Excavations Students discover a dig site has appeared on the school grounds and they become "amateur archaeologists" in this experiential learning enrichment program. Arch Outreach will supply all the tools, artifacts and expertise needed to lead your students through the actual science, math and data recording to properly document a "dig site." This program is hands-on and promotes team building and FUN! Artifact lab optional

Grades 6-8 Climate Change in the Archaeological Record How do we know what the climate was in the past? Students are introduced to archaeological context as they identify the remains of ancient cook fires. This data allows students to make deductions about the climate temperature at the time the meal eaten.

Grades 6 - 9 Hands-On Ancient History Students use actual ancient artifacts (1700 - 5000 years old) to interpret the art, architecture and culture of ancient peoples. This program focuses on the evidence which proves how people lived in past. This program is versitle and works with Mesopotamia, Egypt, Nubia, Israelite, Greek, Roman or Islamic units. There are optional pottery creation and reconstruction activities specifically designed for this program.

Grades 6 - 8 Personal Identity: Mesopotamia, Egypt and Nubia During the advent of writing, archaeologists find the first names of actual people. This program is based on my personal research of the Yale Collections. Students will investigate these people and what they did in the ancient world. As hands-on project, students create wearable artifacts using their names and actual titles

Grades 8 - 9 Civics: Foundations of American Democracy What is the evidence for Ancient Greek and Roman voting? Students learn the ins and outs of civic duty in the ancient world and how the United States based our government on the ancient past. Students create their own ballots after doing a archaeology lab with on actual artifacts. Then they vote on the things students think are important and which type of government is the best! STARS grants available on this program

Grades 5 - 8 Asian Art and Architecture How do archaeologists interpret the past? This program focuses on the rich Asian archeological record and teaches students the drawing skills archaeologists need to interpret artifacts and ruins around the world. Students are taught basic drafting and create temple drawings. Byzantine, Mesoamerican and medieval options are available as well

Grades 3 - 5 Living History: Yes! There were women. An introduction to the lives of indentured servants, enslaved individuals and other lesser known voices of the 18th century and Revolutionary War.
Archaeology Outreach