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.
• 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
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.