Teacher Review for Excavate!: Rome

Excellent interactive exploration for deeper understanding of Roman civilization

Susie H.
Classroom teacher
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My Subjects Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, Health & Wellness
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I used this with a class of 3rd through 5th grade Gifted students who are exploring different ancient civilizations. They were super-engaged in excavating the different artifacts and finding out about different areas of the city. They wanted to play again, and also introduced students in their main class to the game when they came in as a whole class and had free choice of games.
My Take
Terrific as a tool to make written/textbook content come to life. I would suggest demonstrating to the class first so that they understand the way the journal works. Not best as an initial learning tool because some knowledge of the Roman civilization/housing is assumed.