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Excavate! Mesopotamia 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! Mesopotamia Guide – this is the answer key for the Excavate! Mesopotamia content

Excavate! Rome Guides

Here are two guides:

Excavate! Overview – How to play Excavate! and ideas for your class.

Excavate! Rome Guide – This is your answer key to the Rome content.


Excavate Mesoamerica Inquiry Analysis Lesson

Social Studies Lesson Plan – Mesoamerica

This free Inquiry-Based Analysis Lesson ( D-I-E ) is an supporting lesson plan for our Excavate! Mesoamerica civilization history game for social studies educators – Activate student interest before playing Excavate! Mesoamerica by inviting students to describe artifacts and hypothesize their use in Mesoamerica.  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! Mesoamerica . (Answer sheet included)

There are three lesson plans including Aztec, Inca, and Maya which are the three sites students as archaeologists explore in the Excavate! Mesoamerica 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 Greece Inquiry Analysis Lesson

Social Studies Lesson Plan – Ancient Greece

This free Inquiry-Based Analysis Lesson ( D-I-E ) is an supporting lesson plan for our Excavate Greece civilization history game for social studies educators – Activate student interest before playing Excavate! Greece by inviting students to describe artifacts and hypothesize their use in ancient Greece.  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 Greece . (Answer sheet included)

There are four lesson plans including Athens, Sparta, Delphi, and Olympia which are the four sites students as archaeologists explore in the Excavate! Greece 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 Artifact Based Questions

Free artifact based questions that are complimentary lesson plans for our Excavate! Mesoamerica 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! Mesoamerica game:

Aztec

Maya

Inca

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! Mesopotamia Artifact Based Questions

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

Download includes lesson plans for three sites in the Excavate! Mesopotamia game:

Ur

Babylon

Assyria

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! Egypt Artifact Based Questions

Free artifact based questions that are complimentary lesson plans for our Excavate! Egypt 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! Egypt game:

Karnak

Alexandria

Giza

Valley of the Kings

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 Greece Artifact Based Questions

Free artifact based questions that are complimentary lesson plans for our Excavate! Greece 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! Greece game:

 

Athens

Sparta

Olympia

Delphi

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 Egypt Inquiry Analysis Lesson

Social Studies Lesson Plan – Ancient Egypt

This free Inquiry-Based Analysis Lesson ( D-I-E ) is an supporting lesson plan for our Excavate! Egypt civilization history game for social studies educators – Activate student interest before playing Excavate! Egypt by inviting students to describe artifacts and hypothesize their use in ancient Egypt.  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! Egypt. (Answer sheet included)

There are four lesson plans including Valley of the Kings, Alexandria, Karnak, and Giza which are the four sites students as archaeologists explore in the Excavate! Egypt 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. If you have yet to do so, download Excavate! Egypt here.

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 lesson plans.  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 of the game, 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 Mesopotamia Inquiry Analysis Lesson

Social Studies Lesson Plan – Mesopotamia

This free Inquiry-Based Analysis Lesson ( D-I-E ) is an supporting lesson plan for our Excavate! Mesopotamia civilization history game for social studies educators – Activate student interest before playing Excavate! Mesopotamia by inviting students to describe artifacts and hypothesize their use in Mesopotamia.  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! Mesopotamia. (Answer sheet included)

There are three lesson plans including Ur, Babylon, and Assyria which are the three sites students as archaeologists explore in the Excavate! Mesopotamia 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.