Exploring Ancient Civilizations
Teacher: Donna Connolly
Mat Fees: $30
Class Fees: $256 or $64/month for 4 months
Homework: Reading at home. Kids can also bring in images from their research, or use the ones that I will bring to class!
Join us as we climb aboard our own time machine and journey back into the days of ancient Mesopotamia. We'll travel the Euphrates River, walk through the Ishtar Gate and gaze upon the Hanging Gardens. We'll journey up the Nile River to ancient Egypt, climb the Pyramids of Giza, decipher ancient writings and visit a Great Pharaoh’s tomb. We'll sail with the Phoenicians, attend a theater in Ancient Greece, visit the acropolis and walk the halls of the Parthenon. We’ll travel East to China, meet Confucius, climb to the top of the Great Wall and much more.
In our travels, we’ll meet scribes, farmers, Kings, Rulers, Pharaoh’s and Emperors. We’ll learn about their religion, government, technology, and art. We will explore the causes that contributed to the dramatic rise of these Great Civilizations and the eventual fall. All of our classes will have a hands-on project, in addition to a timeline and journal to help the students understand a key aspect of how each civilization interacted with their world. Come along with us on this voyage into the past and learn how the feats, marvels and innovations of these fascinating societies and ancient peoples enhance and influence our world today. We have so much to learn from and admire in the ancient world - come join us as we explore it!