Ancient Worlds

Last updated on
Wednesday, August 16th, 2023
Experience type: 
Program Description

Uncover the science of archaeology by investigating artefacts from the ancient cultures of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Indus Valley, China, Greece, and Rome. Work in teams to do a simulated field dig, then research and analyze artifacts in a lab to formulate and test your hypothesis. Learn about several prominent Northwest Coast archaeological sites. Using traditional First Nations belongings, examine the role and limitations of archeology in studying First Nations culture and ways of knowing.


Big Ideas
  • Geographic conditions shaped the emergence of civilizations.
  • Increasingly complex societies required new systems of laws and government.
  • Religious and cultural practices that emerged during this period have endured and continue to influence people.
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    Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    6, 7
    Times Offered: 
    Half Day minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Also Offered For: 
    Guides, Homeschool, Scouts
    Packages Provided: 
    Both Pre-Visit and Post-Visit Packages
    Fee Details
    Fee Notes: 

    $250 per class

    Additional Notes

    Want to learn more about Ancient Egypt? Book our exclusive online school program Mummification in Ancient Egypt! Learn more about the process and the significance of mummification in Ancient Egypt. Use your critical thinking skills to gain a deeper understanding of contemporary issues surrounding museum collections and practices.