Exploring Ancient Civilizations

Students in Melinda Goodwin’s 9th Grade Honors World History and Humanities classes had the opportunity to learn about water’s role in shaping ancient civilizations during a field trip to the Michael C. Carlos Museum’s collection of Ancient World artifacts. Guided by museum docents, students learned about "Water: The Source of Civilization." They explored how different cultures approached the excess and scarcity of water and how this natural resource has influenced civilizations throughout history, particularly through art, design, ritual, and religion.
 
After the tour, students worked on a project exploring three different artifacts from ancient civilizations in more detail. With an in-depth look at the artifacts, they learned their history and significance, including what works of art can tell us about the environment in which they were created, how water helps shape the social structure of a culture, and what role water plays in religious belief and ritual. 
 
After the museum visit, students got a taste of college campus life with lunch at the newly built student center, where they heard from Weber alumna Emma Estroff (Class of 2021) and Rabbi Jordan Braunig, an Emory chaplain from the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life, who discussed Jewish life at the university.
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