Archaeogaming Video Learning Modules

Welcome to SASA’s newest project and recent recipient of an NJCH Action Grant, funded through the NEH!

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WHAT IS ARCHAEOGAMING?

Archaeogaming is a new field that integrates the methods of archaeological discovery in the environment of video games, using interactive and collaborative play to teach and learn about the past.

What are SASA's Video Learning Modules? 

Through the work of educators and scholars, these modules incorporate custom videos with lesson plans centered on specific Ancient Studies topics and themes. We are currently working on our Pilot Program funded by the New Jersey Council for Humanities and National Endowment for the Humanities. These modules will launch in New Jersey 6th grade classrooms in the Fall with the start of the 2021-2022 academic year.

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Module Goals

In the Classroom

To create dynamic educational modules that utilize video game content to engage students in classrooms and help them explore the ancient world in original and memorable ways.

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To lift the burden on underfunded schools and teachers by providing cohesive lesson packs and materials which are easily adaptable and ready to use in the classroom.

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 To attract and support teachers’ implementation of innovative technology in their classrooms.

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What's in an Archaeogaming Video Module Package?

10 minute Archaeogaming Video

 

Supplemental background and classroom material for teachers

Worksheets and Activity sheets for students 

An accompanying PowerPoint

Evaluation and Feedback sheets for both students and teachers

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Modules are currently being produced for middle school grades. SASA intends to expand the scope of this project in the future by adapting our lessons for middle school, high school, and undergraduate levels.

Questions? 

Please reach out to Project Leader Abaan Zaidi at

azaidi@saveancientstudies.org.

Are you an archaeogamer? Do you hold / are working towards a PhD? Then we need your help! These modules can only be created with the help of academic experts and field specialists. If you would like to join, please fill out this Initial Interest Form and contact Abaan Zaidi at azaidi@saveancientstudies.org.

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Are You Interested?
It is Free!

If you are interested in signing up for the program and using our modules, please fill out the Educators Signup Form linked here and below. The materials will then be shared with you free of charge!

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