What is Corinth Excavations?
Corinth Excavations is an American archaeological excavation and research center
for the study of the Greek world from antiquity to the present day. As part of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA), a foreign archaeological school in Greece, Corinth Excavations strives to advance knowledge of Greece in all periods by training young scholars, sponsoring and promoting archaeological fieldwork, providing resources for scholarly work, and disseminating research. Excavations in Ancient Corinth, Greece, began in 1896 and have continued with little interruption, making Corinth Excavations one of the longest-running systematic excavations of an ancient city in the world.
Find more information on our website:
K-12 Education Resources at Corinth Excavations
Free lesson plans
Previous programs online and on-site
History of Outreach at Corinth Excavations
About the Authors and Contributors
3D Artifact Scans for Educational Use
How do I join Corinth Excavations for a Virtual Field Trip?
Corinth Excavations has several educational programs separated into Greek, Roman, and Medieval Virtual Field Trips. You can also review the list of lesson plans on the Corinth Excavations website. When you request a Virtual Field Trip session, please add a message including which lesson plan you prefer, the grade level of your students, and how many students and teachers will participate in the Skype session.
Who is the Corinth Excavations Educator?
Katie Petrole is the Steinmetz Family Foundation Museum Fellow 2014-2018, and manages the archaeological collection and its use in educational resources at Corinth Excavations. As part of an innovative project funded by the Steinmetz Family Foundation, she developed the first lesson plans from an active archaeological excavation in Greece. Her lessons and programs feature the stories behind the artifacts, meeting key curriculum standards for students while being freely available to teachers and educators. She has led over 200 educational programs (including Skypes) for more than 6,161 people from 36 countries... and counting.
Visit our website for more videos and images of Katie and Corinth Excavations hosting on-site and online programs for students locally and globally.
Katie has previously worked in museum education at the world's largest children's museum, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, for five years and has spent summers completing museum collections management projects at the Athenian Agora Excavations. She has a MA in Museum Studies from Indiana University (IUPUI) and a BA in Classical Humanities from Miami University (Ohio).
Museums, Collections, Archaeology, Museum education, Object-based learning, Greek history
"It is not every man who can afford to go to Corinth." Horace
Motel of the Mysteries by David Macauley, Read-Aloud Plays: The Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Aeneid by Gwen Minor