We travel with Dr. Indiana Jones

This week our young archeologists journeyed half-way across the globe in search of artifacts for inclusion in a special exhibit at our museum.  Accompanying the world famous Dr. Indiana Jones, our students excavated the sites of ancient Greek myths and medieval Brittish legends.   After spending a week researching and digging, they returned to the States with their artifacts in hand.  The students presented these National Treasures  to our museum curator and board of directors, hoping that they might be of such significance as to be included in our most recent exhibit scheduled for tomorrow Night at the Museum.  See for yourself, and then let us know…

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10 thoughts on “We travel with Dr. Indiana Jones

  1. WOW!!! I really enjoyed watching your presentation of all of your amazing projects. Seeing them, brought back many fond memories for me. I lived in Pakistan, while in high school, and was fortunate enough to go on several expeditions with my science club to the ancient Indus Valley Civilization of Mohenjo-Daro! The town flourished from about 2600-1900 BC! In many ways, the civilization was more advanced then even ancient Rome. I have many artifacts that I was able to pick up right on the site, including tools, bits of pottery and parts of bracelets. I would be happy for Brooke to bring them in and share them with her class. It still amazes me to hold a tool and have it fit in my hand, knowing that someone held the very same tool in their hand, over 4.500 years ago! It really is quite something!

  2. Hi Joanne,
    Thanks so much for visiting and commenting on our blog. We are so happy that the kids’ families can join us on our learning adventure.
    What great field trips you were able to take in high school. We would love it if Brooke brought in some of your treasures. I agree with you about the feeling of holding something today that had been held in someone else’s hand 4500 years ago. I studied in Cambridge University in England and had the same feeling every time I walked up the stone steps that had been worn down in the middle from 800 years of use. It’s hard to comprehend 4500 years. Thanks again for visiting and for sharing your story. I’ll make sure to read it with the kids in class on Monday.
    ~Mrs. Donofrio

    • Hi Jennifer,

      Indiana Jones was a character in a movie. He was an archeologist whose adventures took him all over the world. We recently studied myths and legends from various ancient cultures, and we thought it would be fun to pretend we traveled with Dr. Jones as we explored these civilizations through our reading and research.
      Thanks for visiting our blog!
      ~Mrs. Donofrio

    • Thanks, Isaiah. The kids did some independent research and then made a lot of their artifacts themselves. They are a pretty creative bunch! I teach language arts, but I love history and geography, too. The kids really like doing oral reports and showing their classmates and me what they have learned on their own. I like to learn from them as well.
      Thanks for poking around on our blog and for your kind words,
      Mrs. Donofrio

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