Archaeology Education Outreach

Kimberley Connors
P.O. Box 2122
Acton, MA 01720
Spring and Fall 2022 - Hands-on outdoor and classroom programming with Covid-19 protocols
Enrichment Programs and Residencies

Grades K - 4 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.    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. They make deductions about the climate temperature at the time the meal eaten.

Grades 6 - 9 Hands-On Ancient History Students use actual ancient 1700 - 5000 years old artifacts, and interpret the art, architecture and culture of ancient peoples. This program focuses on the evidence which proves how people lived in past. This program works best with Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Nubia, Israelite, Greek, Roman or Byzantine units. There are optional pottery creation and reconstruction activities specifically designed for this program. STARS grants funding available

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 at the Yale Collections in 2019. Students will investigate these people and what they did in the ancient world. As hands-on project, they can 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

Living History: Yes! There were women. Voices from Indentured Servants and others lesser known peoples of the 18th century
Archaeology Outreach