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Excavate! The History Classics Rome Greece Egypt

Parents, teachers and students love our new Excavate! world history game series. In this bundle of three games players will have fun finding artifacts and uncovering educational knowledge on what we call the Classics – cultures for Rome, Greece and Egypt? Buying this bundle provides three games for hours of fun and learning. All games are fun for all family members while exploring these ancient cultures.

Learn history in a new way with Excavate! Classics, an immersive social studies collection of games for middle school students! Use Archaeological thinking to apply C3 skills of Inquiry and Evaluation of Evidence to aspects of Roman, Greek, and Egyptian daily life not covered in textbooks. By excavating and analyzing four significant locations in each game. In Rome, see architectural innovations that were used to build private homes, tenement apartments, public baths, and the Colosseum. In Greece, gain a new perspective on the Olympic Games. In Egypt, explore the significance of mummification in the Valley of the Kings. Just a few of the areas of learning player experience playing the games.

“The quality of information and the methodology behind the questions is stronger than any educational game I’ve ever played.” K-12 Director of Technology, MD

Players can explore the sites in any order; progress is recorded in journals that log collected artifacts, field notes and achievements. Throughout the game, players use C3 skills to analyze and make connections. They carefully deduce the facts about each area, stratum by stratum and artifact by artifact. At each location, players make meaning of how artifacts were used through a series of analysis questions and reports that require players to make connections, read closely and consider the historical context of the primary source artifacts. Finally, players see each site come alive as artifacts populate historically accurate images of the life in the three cultures.

Features:
• Engage with objects of daily life textbooks never include
• Use archaeological thinking to piece together historical understanding
• See artifacts in context in the ancient world
• Design input from Social Studies teachers
• Historically Accurate, C3 Skills-Based learning
• Free Teacher Guides, Lesson Plans, and Extension Activities
• Track Student Progress

What people are saying about Excavate!

“Excellent illustrations and collection of source material. I could see using this as a resource for a project. Good Collections of terms and other historical objects.” 7th Grade Social Studies, MD

“I LOVED the analysis questions because it assisted the kids in seeing the “big” picture and making connections.” – 5th Grade Social Studies, OH

Excavate! Series:
Built in consultation with social studies teachers, Excavate! uses overarching questions to focus student inquiry as they dig, analyze, report and learn through object-based evaluation. Highly detailed, historically accurate illustrations and artifacts help students make connections and see the “big picture” of ancient history. Interaction with artifacts, including detailed 3D models, allows students to understand what life was really like for people of different social roles. Extensive in-game resources such as comprehensive location and artifact information and an interactive glossary make it easy to extend the learning off the screen. Supporting educator materials, standards information and extension activities help educators seamlessly include Excavate! in any ancient history curriculum. Track student performance using the new GBLxAPI learning data format, which reports student progress against C3 and ELA standards in an easy to read format.

Excavate! is a multi-game world history series that includes old and new world civilizations such as Rome, Greece, Egypt, Maya, Inca, Mesopotamia and Byzantine. Lesson plan materials and additional activities available from our website for free.


World History Excavate! Games EDU

World history teachers, parents and students can now enjoy our Excavate! world history game series through the ages. In this bundle of six games players will have fun finding artifacts and uncovering educational knowledge from Roman, Greek, Byzantine, Mesopotamia, Maya, Aztec and Egyptian civilizations? A bundle that will keep the family enjoying cultural experiences for hours. These are also great games to learn about history before traveling to UNESCO world heritage sites. Featured sites includes Hagia Sophia, Delphi, Pyramids, and the colosseum in Rome to name only a few. The bundle price is a 25% savings over individual pricing.

This is an immersive social studies collection of games for players age 10 and above. It uses Archaeological thinking to apply C3 skills of Inquiry and Evaluation of Evidence to aspects of daily life not covered in textbooks. By excavating and analyzing four significant locations in each game. In Rome, see architectural innovations that were used to build private homes, tenement apartments, public baths, and the Colosseum. In Greece, gain a new perspective on the Olympic Games. In Egypt, explore the significance of mummification in the Valley of the Kings.

Players can explore the sites in any order; progress is recorded in journals that log collected artifacts, field notes and achievements. Throughout the game, players use skills to analyze and make connections. They carefully deduce the facts about each area, stratum by stratum and artifact by artifact. At each location, players make meaning of how artifacts were used through a series of analysis questions and reports that require players to make connections, read closely and consider the historical context of the primary source artifacts. Finally, players see each site come alive as artifacts populate historically accurate images of the life in the three cultures.

Features:
• Engage with objects of daily life textbooks never include
• Use archaeological thinking to piece together historical understanding
• See artifacts in context in the ancient world
• Design input from Social Studies teachers
• Historically Accurate, C3 Skills-Based learning
• Free Teacher Guides, Lesson Plans, and Extension Activities
• Track Student Progress

What people are saying about Excavate!

“Excellent illustrations and collection of source material. I could see using this as a resource for a project. Good Collections of terms and other historical objects.” 7th Grade Social Studies, MD

“I LOVED the analysis questions because it assisted the kids in seeing the “big” picture and making connections.” – 5th Grade Social Studies, OH

“I think you should use it in the future because it was fun for me, so I think that it would be fun for other students too. Also you get to learn a lot, and you are having fun while you’re learning so overall it makes the class really fun.” 6th Grade Student

Excavate! Series:
Built in consultation with social studies teachers, Excavate! uses overarching questions to focus student inquiry as they dig, analyze, report and learn through object-based evaluation. Highly detailed, historically accurate illustrations and artifacts help students make connections and see the “big picture” of ancient history. Interaction with artifacts, including detailed 3D models, allows students to understand what life was really like for people of different social roles. Extensive in-game resources such as comprehensive location and artifact information and an interactive glossary make it easy to extend the learning off the screen. Supporting educator materials, standards information and extension activities help educators seamlessly include Excavate! in any ancient history curriculum. Support new GBLxAPI standard.

Public school educators and home school educators can obtain lesson plan materials and additional activities from our website for free. Games are also available individually in the store.


Roman Town 2: Children’s History Game

Catch a Master Thief in This History Game!

There’s a master thief on the loose! Use your logic and creative thinking skills to track her and save history! Catch Ladrone if you can!

This newest iteration of Dig-iT! Games’ highly acclaimed Roman Town game is an exciting learning experience for kids that blends archaeology, history, puzzles and problem solving into a fun immersive adventure game. Explore Pompeii, play games and solve puzzles to track down the master thief, Ladrone.  Gather clues by solving challenging mini-games that push logic and creative thinking skills to the limit. Players need to use all their expertise to beat Ladrone at her own game and save history. Students loved the original and will love the new social studies puzzle game even more!

Features:
  • Solve unique, replayable puzzles
  • Investigate clues to track Ladrone
  • Play ancient Roman games
  • Discover detailed factual information about Roman life
  • Explore Pompeii
  • Emphasize problem solving and critical thinking
  • Get immersed in learning
  • Enjoy alignment to National Council for Social Studies and Common Core State Standards for Math and Literacy.
Educators:

Roman Town 2 features an immersive learning environment that makes it fun and easy to learn and retain information about the ancient culture. Challenging puzzles exercise strategic thinking, spatial reasoning, memory, logic, math skills and more. Great for an in-class or homework activity. Use with Dig-iT! Games’ additional history games (including Excavate! Rome for a complete Roman history lesson).

Parents and Homeschoolers:

Roman Town 2 is a fun, self-contained introduction or reinforcement activity on Roman History. Great for car trips, rainy days, or even that long flight to Italy!


Excavate! Byzantine Education Game

Welcome to the shop site for Excavate! Byzantine, our ancient Byzantine Empire education game. As part of the world history and social studies series Excavate!, this game focuses on aspects of ancient Byzantine civilization. Purchase this product for online (HTML 5), for iOS (Apple App Store), or for Android (Google Play and Amazon).  For a full description of the game, including reviews, lesson plans and other general information, please visit the Excavate! Byzantine product page by following this link.

This game supports game-based learning data collection for educators using the industry standard GBLxAPI format.

If you need the accompanying lesson materials, find the free download links below.

Teacher Guide

Artifact Based Questions

Inquiry Analysis Lesson

Game Description and Education Standards

Please visit the Excavate! Byzantine educational game site for for a full description supported C3 and ELA standards. As part of their standards, all Excavate! games feature game play that aligns with these educational standards.

Part of six civilizations in the Excavate! series, the Excavate! Byzantine game incorporates the science of archaeology into social studies learning.  For those interested, we offer discount pricing for bundles of 3 or more world history games.

A leader in social studies game-based learning, we at Dig-iT! Games focus our passion on world history games. The Excavate! games help make learning fun for students and teaching easy for teachers.

Classroom Discounts

For purchases of 30 licenses or more, we offer educational discounts.  If you want multiple licenses, please contact us for a quote.

The online version (HTML5 browser) can be purchased from this page.  If preferred, see other app store options below.

Apple App Store (iPad, iPhone)

Android Google Play Store (tablet or phone)

Amazon Appstore (Fire tablets)

The license is per individual. However, it can be installed on multiple devices for same-user use. App Store licenses may be different


Excavate! Byzantine Teacher Guides

There are two guides included here:

  1. Excavate! Guide – this walks you through how to play the game and give ideas for use in the classroom.
  2. Excavate! Byzantine Guide- this provides the answers for the game’s content

Excavate Byzantine Artifact Based Questions

Free artifact based questions that are complimentary lesson plans for our Excavate! Byzantine Empire game.  These lesson plans are free and can be used with or without our digital products.

Download includes lesson plans for four sites in the Excavate! Byzantine game:

Hagia Sophia

Imperial Palace

Augustaion

Oikos

Learning Standards

Artifact-Based Question Guide Standards:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WHST.6-8.1.B – Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant, accurate data and evidence that demonstrate an understanding of the topic or text, using credible sources.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WHST.6-8.2.F – Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2 – Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.


Excavate! Byzantine Inquiry Analysis Lesson

Social Studies Lesson Plan – Byzantine Empire

This free Inquiry-Based Analysis Lesson ( D-I-E ) is an supporting lesson plan for our Excavate! Byzantine Empire civilization history game for social studies educators – Activate student interest before playing Excavate! Byzantine by inviting students to describe artifacts and hypothesize their use in the Byzantine Empire.  Use the D-I-E lessons to record observations during game-play and to check their hypotheses for accuracy.  It is a fun way to prepare and engage with content while playing Excavate! Byzantine. (Answer sheet included)

There are four lesson plans including Hagia Sophia, Oikos, Imperial Palace, and the Augustaion which are the four sites students as archaeologists explore in the Excavate! Byzantine digital world history game.

These materials are designed for middle school and high school educators.  The educational game was designed for social studies classrooms for grade 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9.

Free Social Studies Lessons

These lesson plans are provided free as part of our education mission at Dig-iT! Games.  Simply add this to your cart to download the games.  By downloading this free content you are agreeing to being added to our educational games newsletter.  You can remove yourself from the list at anytime.  If you purchase the classroom bundle edition they are included in your download.

Archaeology, Education and Games

Dig-iT! Games is a thought leader in bringing archaeology into the classroom with games.  Our Excavate! series of games builds upon the award-winning Mayan Mysteries game delivering world history civilizations to the middle school classroom.


Excavate! Mesoamerica Guides

There are two guides included here:

  1. Excavate! Guide – this will walk you through how to play the game and ideas for use in the classroom.
  2. Excavate! Egypt Mesoamerica – this is the answer key for the Mesoamerica content.

Excavate! Egypt Guides

There are two guides included here:

  1. Excavate! Guide – this will walk you through how to play the game and ideas for use in the classroom.
  2. Excavate! Egypt Guide – this is the answer key for the Excavate! Egypt content.

Excavate! Greece Guides

There are two guides included here:

  1. Excavate! Guide – this will walk you through how to play the game and ideas for use in the classroom.
  2. Excavate! Greece Guide – this is the answer key for the Excavate! Greece content