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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 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.


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.

 


Jamestown History Noun Game

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Overview: Students will review their knowledge of Jamestown by interacting with primary source artifacts and connecting them to corresponding places and people; hence the name: Jamestown Noun.  Students must connect the artifact, place and/or people cards with facts and stories that show a level of understanding of the events and historical reality of life in the Jamestown settlement.

 

Goal:

Collect the most sets of cards by offering a justifiable and historically accurate explanation of how they connect.  Three cards make a set of cards.

 


Loot Pursuit: Pompeii™

Looters are stealing ancient Roman artifacts and it’s up to your math skills to stop them! Play Loot Pursuit: Pompeii today! 

Use your math skills to stop the looters and recover the priceless artifacts in this fast-paced journey through Pompeii.  Solve challenging problems, collect authentic Roman artifacts and learn fun facts about Roman life.

  • Math skills practice
  • Detailed factual information for over 75 real Roman artifacts
  • Standards based
  • Beautiful graphics and original music for immersive learning
  • Engaging story
  • Randomized problems encourage repeat play

Aligns to Grades 6 and 7 Common Core Mathematics Standards: Algebraic Thinking, Fractions, Geometry, The Number System, Ratios and Proportions

Get it for iOS on the App Store.


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