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AntiquityNOW Month Continues!

AN News GreyAntiquityNOW Month is only half over and there’s still plenty of time to celebrate how the ancient past lives today. Check the list below for fun ways to get involved and don’t forget about our #ISeeAntiquity hashtag campaign. See something that reminds you of antiquity? Post it on your Twitter or Instagram with #ISeeAntiquity! Continue reading

Archaeology in the Community: Introducing New Generations to the Mysteries of Ancient Lives

Archaeology in the Community logoWhat do you do when you realize that there are children who never heard of archaeology? Children who have never seen an archaeologist or know why archaeology even exists? If you are Dr. Alexandra Jones, you create an organization that reaches into those communities to show young people what this amazing field of discovery is all about. Continue reading

It’s a 3D Life: Using Minecraft to Recreate Antiquity

minecraft_wallpaper_by_woopwoopwoop11-d475steIt’s a strange world of 3D cubes that comprise environments both hauntingly beautiful and brutally harsh.  Rivers flow through peaceful meadows, deserts and jungles teem with hidden dangers and mountains loom in awe-inspiring splendor.  For the high school students in Peter Albert’s class at The Hun School, a private academy in Princeton, NJ, Minecraft is a fantasy computer game with considerably high stakes and a provocative underlying premise.  In this 3D virtual habitat, students confront a primal question:  Do you have what it takes to survive? Continue reading

Explore Our New Teacher-Submitted Curriculum: “The Use of Symbols in Egyptian Religion”

The History of Religion in EgyptAntiquityNOW is pleased to announce a new curriculum available on our website.  Submitted by Sharlyn Scott, social studies teacher at Desert Vista High School in Phoenix, Arizona, the curriculum is titled “The Use of Symbols in Egyptian Religion: Ancient Egyptian, Coptic Christian, and Islamic Images.”  Scott developed the curriculum after a Fulbright Hays study tour to Egypt in the summer of 2010. The curriculum leads students from the ancient to the modern, asking them to “analyze artwork, sculpture and architecture to determine different cultural world views and values”.[1] Continue reading

Calling All Teachers! Showcase Your Best Ideas With AntiquityNOW!

Author: Shirley K. Gazsi, President of AntiquityNOWconf logo

As we all know, teachers are some of the hardest working, most dedicated
professionals around.  In the last few days I saw firsthand the caliber and quality of this field at the National Council for the Social Studies conference.

St. Louis Gateway Arch

St. Louis Gateway Arch

AntiquityNOW was selected from more than 90 proposals to give a poster session on our organization and our prototype Yesterday’s Child, which is a comprehensive, culturally immersive curricular series about ancient cultures and their legacies today.  I also attended the conference to understand the prevailing issues in teaching social studies today and to gain an appreciation of how AntiquityNOW can serve as a resource to the educational community.  At our poster session and the many gatherings I attended, I discussed collaborative opportunities with teachers as well as other folks from nonprofit organizations representing a broad array of interests. Continue reading

Immersion in Ancient Times: Yesterday’s Child Series Brings the Past to Life

YC Custom BannerIt was a wonderful time with social studies teachers and administrators at the New Jersey Council for the Social Studies annual conference last Wednesday, October 23.  AntiquityNOW had an exhibit and welcomed much interest in our programs.  Next month AntiquityNOW will be a poster at the National Council for the Social Studies annual conference on November 22 in St. Louis, Missouri. Continue reading

On World Teachers’ Day AntiquityNOW Celebrates Knowledge Through the Ages

The gift of knowledge comes in many forms.  Today we recognize those people who through the millennia have taught and inspired us, who have found a curious beauty in the unknown and who diligently pursue the truth for the betterment of us all.

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2013 Winners of The Archaeology Channel International Film and Video Festival

TAC IFVFIn our last blog post we told you about this year’s big winner at The Archaeology Channel’s International Film and Video FestivalThe 2000 Year Old Computer took top honors in both the juried competition as well as the audience vote.  However, this wasn’t the only film to snag an award. The 2013 festival was full of amazing entries.  Here are a few of the winners in other categories: Continue reading