Two new eBooks published by MAG explore the arts of the ancient world. Ancient Egypt: Exploring Ancient Artifacts with Alex the Archaeologist and Ancient Greece: Exploring Ancient Artifacts with Alex the Archaeologist are designed for classroom use by grades 6–12. The books, which meet Common Core standards, are available free from the iTunes Store.
Ancient Egypt was published in March 2014. 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. Download it here
Ancient Greece, published in February 2015, adds even more interactive games, maps, charts and timelines. A section titled “Classical Connections” explores the enduring fascinating of Greek culture through works in the MAG collection, nearby place names, Rochester architecture and other examples. Download it here
Both books feature Mediterranean archaeologist Alexander Smith. A Rochester native who returns monthly to visit area schools, Smith is a graduate student at Brown University’s Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World.