Online - Ancient Worlds

Last updated on
Friday, October 1st, 2021
Experience type: 
Virtual Field Trip
Program Description

Subtopic: Dig into the Past!  (45-60 minutes, $120)

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 research and analyze artefacts from the Museum's Teaching Collection, then formulate and test your hypothesis.

*An Education Kit is available for this subtopic  ($40/week)


Subtopic: Reframing Archaeology: Sites of the Northwest Coast  (available November 2021) (45-60 minutes, $120)

Learn about several prominent Northwest Coast archaeological sites. Through traditional First Nations belongings and ways of knowing, gain a deeper understanding of the role and limitations of archeology.


Subtopic: Mummification in Ancient Egypt  (45-60 minutes, $120)

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 ethics, collecting, and repatriation in museums. 


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.
  • Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    6, 7
    Times Offered: 
    60 minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Also Offered For: 
    ESL, Guides, Homeschool, Other, Scouts
    Packages Provided: 
    Both Pre-Visit and Post-Visit Packages
    Fee Details
    Fee Notes: 

    $120 per subtopic/class

    $40/week - Optional Education Kit add-on