The lurid headlines grab our attention. Another brutal civil war. A wave of sickness claiming a country’s most vulnerable. Corrupt governments siphoning off a nation’s wealth and relegating its people to poverty and ignorance. Generations of tomorrow’s children doomed before they are born.
It sometimes seems so hopeless to think that anything can salvage humanity when for thousands of years we’ve done our best to destroy ourselves and the planet that we claim as home. But human beings are tenacious, and hope continues to weave its tendrils into our efforts, no matter how daunting the circumstance. This is why AntiquityNOW launched LegacyQuest. It is our own small way of seeking a better future by understanding and preserving the past. A past that through its archaeological and historical evidence both condemns and exalts the human condition. A past from which we can learn the foibles and frailties of human endeavor and always hope for a better, more harmonious, tolerant and free world. We dedicate LegacyQuest to that aspiration by giving young people a new way of looking at the world around them. And in that new vision, we at AntiquityNOW hope to inspire future generations to realize we are what our ancestors wrought, and that what we do today influences all the tomorrow to come.
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Posted in Culture, Education, Kids: Culture, Kids: Public Life, LegacyQuest, Public Life
Tagged AntiquityNOW, cultural preservation, education, film competition, film festival, global understanding, heritage preservation, history competition, LegacyQuest, middle school social studies, social studies competition, social studies education
Our featured video this week comes from The Baldwin School in Pennsylvania and received an Honorable Mention at this year’s festival. It’s ESPN Sports antiquity-style: Get all the latest sports news from the ancient world and learn how our modern sports compare to the ancient ones. This film was created by middle school students Leah, Maria, Bradleigh, Meghna and Jennifer with the help of their teacher, Jeannette Keshishian. Continue reading →
Posted in Blog, LegacyQuest, Public Life, Sports
Tagged ancient history, ancient sports, AntiquityNOW, film festival, LegacyQuest, middle school social studies, Roman history, Roman sports, Winter Olympics
This week we’re bringing you another fantastic LegacyQuest Honorable Mention film entry from The Baldwin School in Pennsylvania. It’s a high stakes competition show that would fit perfectly on any modern network. Based on the popular Project Runway and Who Wore It Best, this video keeps you on the edge of your seat as ancient fashion is compared to modern stylings. This film was created by middle school students Jada, Erica, Campbell, Talia and Sammy under the guidance of their teacher, Preston Bannard. Continue reading →
Posted in Blog, Culture, Fashion, LegacyQuest
Tagged ancient fashion, ancient history, Ancient Rome, AntiquityNOW, education, LegacyQuest, middle school social studies, The Baldwin School
This week’s featured video is another Honorable Mention from The Baldwin School in Pennsylvania. Complete with ancient models, ancient advertisements and most importantly ancient fashion, viewers get a VIP pass to an ancient Greco-American Fashion Week. This clever film was created by middle school students Alexa May, Lindsey, Caroline, Anna and Sasha with the help and inspiration of their teacher, Jeannette Keshishian. Continue reading →
Posted in Blog, Culture, Education, Fashion, LegacyQuest, Public Life
Tagged ancient fashion, Ancient Greece, ancient history, Anciet Greek fashion, AntiquityNOW, film festival, LegacyQuest, middle school social studies, The Baldwin School
Over the next several weeks we’re going to be featuring each of the 2014 LegacyQuest video entries in a blog post exploring the video and its creators. We are so proud of the students and teachers who took part in this year’s inaugural festival and we want to share their work with the world. Continue reading →
Posted in Blog, Communications, Culture, LegacyQuest, Public Life
Tagged ancient communications, ancient graffiti, ancient history, AntiquityNOW, cave drawings, education, film festival, LegacyQuest, middle school social studies, social media