Wednesday Lunch Hour - Archaeology in the Classroom: Public Practice and Integrative Approaches to the Ancient World

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Noon - 12:50 pm
Genrich-Rusling Room, LeChase 215

The practice of archaeology has long struggled with a lack of public engagement despite popular fascination with the discipline. Over the past three years, the Memorial Art Gallery and archaeologist Alexander Smith have been visiting local Rochester and outlying school districts as part of an effort to spark interest in the ancient world among middle and high school students. This talk will discuss the efforts of this group, their attempts to integrate archaeological topics into Common Core standards, as well as the potential for archaeology as an experiential learning tool.

Presented by Alexander Smith, Ph.D., Brown University, who is an Adjunct Lecturer at the College at Brockport and has been working with the Memorial Art Gallery since 2013.

A lunch of pizza and salad will be served. Food will be available at 11:45 am. The program starts promptly at noon.

Tags: archaeology, Memorial Art Gallery, Warner Wednesday Talk