Lesson Plans: Rosetta Stone Project
A lesson developed for ninth graders (though adaptable to other grade levels) which teaches students about the development of scripts in Mesopotamia and Egypt and how cuneiform and hieroglyphs were finally deciphered through the discovery of the Rosetta Stone. In this hands-on project, students make their own Rosetta Stone as they learn about ancient cultures of the Near East.
Key Terms (Teachers)
Detailed description of Rosetta Stone goals, materials and preparation, class time, step-by-step instructions, pitfalls and more.
Student instructions for a writing assignment that reflects upon the project after its completion.
We began the first week with our second group of students by explaining the archaeology of Achill Island and touring the sites at Slievemore.
Support archaeological research, education, and preservation.
We are so excited to be celebrating International Archaeology Day again this year on October 18, 2014 to raise awareness for archaeology and provide opportunities for the public to participate in archaeological activities.