In March 2014, MAG published its first ebook, Ancient Egypt: Exploring Ancient Artifacts with Alex the Archaeologist, available free from the iTunes Store.
Ancient Egypt features Alexander Smith, a Mediterranean archaeologist and graduate student at Brown University’s Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World. Smith is a Rochester native who returns monthly to visit area schools.
Designed for classroom use by grades 6–12, Ancient Egypt is the first in a series for young people studying the ancient world. Using the Gallery’s collection of artifacts, this thematic object-centered exploration uses works of art, timelines, video clips, photographs, and interactive media to take students into the world of earlier civilizations. It meets Common Core Standards as students learn to read objects as primary source texts.