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Excavate! Greece Education Game

Welcome to the shop site for Excavate! Greece, our ancient Greece education game. As part of the world history and social studies series Excavate!, this game focuses on aspects of ancient Greek 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! Greece 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! Greece 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! Greece 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! Rome Education Game

Welcome to the shop site for Excavate! Rome, our ancient Rome education game. As part of the world history and social studies series Excavate!, this game focuses on aspects of ancient Roman 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! Rome 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! Rome 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! Rome 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. For additional content for ancient Rome, check out our Excavate! Card Game.

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


Free Excavate Rome Card Game

Download the free Excavate! card game and get your classroom on the road to exploring the Roman civilization while having fun.  This requires you to print out the materials and prepare them for card play.  This game is a great way to get your social studies students engaged with a learning activity that will explore the deeper relationships in the civilization using artifacts and more.

This product is associated with our Excavate Rome video game.  Take your students or family on an adventure that uncovers the secrets of the Rome empire as an archaeologist.

 

Printed Excavate Rome Card Game

Not interested in printing and creating your own cards? Printed card decks are available for a nominal fee to covering printing costs in limited quantities.  These cards are professionally printed and will last years.   Full game description of the product can be found here.

 


Excavate Rome Artifact Based Questions

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

Roman Baths

Colosseum

Domos

Insula

 

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 Rome Inquiry Analysis Lesson

Social Studies Lesson Plan – Ancient Rome

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

There are four lesson plans including Roman Baths, Colosseum, Domus, and Insula which are the four sites students as archaeologists explore in the Excavate! Rome 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.

 


Exotrex Episode 2

STEM focused, web based video game for 8th – 10th grade students.

A SPACE ADVENTURE GAME  

Life on Earth is no longer sustainable and your mission is to find a new home for humanity.  Gameplay begins as you arrive at the Mars orbital station, ready to put the astronaut training from Exotrex 1 into practice.  Begin Exotrex Episode 2 by exploring an in-depth solar system map to learn about the planets, moons and asteroids as well as their relative distances from each other.  The solar system map hosts three missions to explore Mercury, Venus and Titan. By demonstrate your resourcefulness, you will find that new home for humanity.

FOR EDUCATORS

While completing these missions, students will start by balancing speed, thrust, and acceleration while navigating gravitational fields to successfully land rovers on their chosen planet or moon.  They will remotely navigate their rovers to collect ground and atmospheric samples and later analyze them for their chemical compositions.  Students will also learn about the planetary characteristics of each destination and take observational notes. However, no space mission would be complete without a life-threatening emergency and Exotrex 2 delivers!  Students will be challenged to reboot their life-support systems while engaging with thermal, kinetic and electrical energies in a race against time!  Science video game designed to introduce concepts in chemistry and physics.

Grades: 8th-10th
Platform: Web-based game supported on all browsers.

Click below to purchase a single seat, 1 year license.  Contact us by email to inquire about pricing for a whole classroom.


Excavate! Mesopotamia Education Game

Welcome to the shop site for Excavate! Mesopotamia, our ancient Mesopotamia education game. As part of the world history and social studies series Excavate!, this game focuses on aspects of ancient Mesopotamian 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! Mesopotamia 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! Mesopotamia 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! Greece 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! Egypt Education Game

Welcome to the shop site for Excavate! Egypt, our ancient Egypt education game. As part of the world history and social studies series Excavate!, this game focuses on aspects of ancient Greek 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 Greece! 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! Egypt 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! Egypt 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. For additional content for ancient Egypt, check out our Excavate! Card Game.

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

This is the shop site for Excavate! Egypt, our Egyptian civilization game in the world history social studies series Excavate!  This product is available online (HTML 5), iOS (Apple App Store), and Android (Google Play and Amazon).  For a full description of the game, reviews, lesson plans and other general information please visit the Excavate Egypt! product page by following this link.

 


Loot Pursuit: Maya

Dig-It! Games is proud to present another chapter in the Loot Pursuit series, Loot Pursuit: Maya! Dive into the ancient world of the Maya and save their artifacts from greedy hands!

Tulum’s Preservation Board discovers a threat of an upcoming robbery by a notorious gang of looters and wants to hire you to excavate the site’s irreplaceable artifacts before these malicious thieves pillage the ruins. To ask such a thing of an amateur archaeologist and mathematician is unheard of, but these are desperate times and history itself needs your help! However, you will need all your math skills to stop them.

Taking a unique approach to teaching history and math, Loot Pursuit: Maya was designed from an archaeological point of view. In this way, players learn by discovery! Aligning with Common Core State Standards for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade, this easy to use game helps players sharpen their Number and Operations skills all while immersed in a new culture.

  • Beautiful graphics and an easy to use interface
  • A Practice Mode for quick reviews and help on tricky topics
  • Skill-based learning
  • Knowledge of the ancient Maya
  • Aligns with Common Core State Standards
  • Designed specifically for grades 4, 5, and 6

As a result of these features, Loot Pursuit: Maya teaches math and social studies in a fun way! Purchase is for a one year subscription per account license.

Want to play on your iPhone or iPad? Try out Loot Pursuit: Tulum!