Ancient Civilizations: Testing the Textbooks

Date: October 25, 2003

Participants in this 5-hour workshop will examine the fundamentals of the ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern cultures as revealed by the archaeological discoveries since the Rosetta Stone. The class will consist of slide lectures and handouts that will analyze these discoveries for what they reveal about the world of ancient Near East. Participants will examine the documents and artifacts of ancient civilizations and employ the skills of historical analysis and interpretation in probing their meaning and importance. They will learn the timeline, calendar, and cultural characteristics of these civilizations. Teachers should bring to the class the textbook(s) they use in teaching ancient civilizations.

DATE: Saturday, October 25, 2003

TIMES: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM (Please bring a bag lunch.)

LOCATION: Middletown High School Library, Middletown, NY