some sample assignments

Please feel free to use and adapt in whatever way works for you! I only ask that you provide attribution to me (and my sources) in any online or print publications!

SCS 2019 HANDOUT: “Creating Inclusivity with Material Culture in Civilization and History Survey Courses” for Centering the Margins: creating inclusive syllabi (workshop)

some sample assignments

  • Making a Roman Monument: Students read a fictional biography of a Roman emperor and are asked to design a monument for that emperor, with reference to previous artistic, social, thematic trends. (old version, Fall 2015)
  • Trashed!: A module on how archaeologists use material culture and trash to interpret the past.
  • Walking tour of UNCG: assignment and website for a digital walking tour of classically-influenced architecture at UNC Greensboro, made by Roman Archaeology (CCI 212) honors students in Spring 2019 and in collaboration with the University Libraries via the UNCG Digital Partners Grant. Email for materials.
  • Mapping Assignment: Using Omeka + Neatline plugin, students work in groups to map an ancient revolt/resistance movement across time and space (fall 2017 capstone assignment)
  • Role Playing & Reacting to the Past
    • The Heirs of Alexander the Great: a RTTP game which takes place after the death of Alexander. 2-4 (or longer) days. Email for materials, gamebook, info.
    • Roman Revolution! (one-day role-playing scenario: students form a new government after overthrowing Tarquinius Superbus). Email for materials.