Artefacts are integral elements of nature and human activity. Using our senses, our thought, dialogue and cooperation, we may approach the people who create them, perceive them, and use them. Students are invited to take the role of the archeologists, attempting – mainly through observation – to understand how these objects can ‘speak’ about various human issues. Magnifying glasses, measuring tape, special lights and a number of other aids will be used as tools to help the children discover the many different aspects of the past, which imbues the artefacts. The archaeologist’s notebooks bring into contact students of different classes, schools and countries. Finally, these archaeologists will explore modern objects beginning in this way an exciting attempt to understand our world.

Premise of the activity and supporting material

The Museum’s objects form the basis of this program. During the activity, the Museum provides the following supporting material:

  • tools for observation: special lights, magnifying glass, measuring tape, tool for isolated view
  • the archaeologists’ notebook for recording and communicating
  • ancient literary and iconographic sources (in printed and electronic versions)
  • the Museum labels
  • modern objects

Material for optional student activities before and after a visit to the Acropolis Museum

Some brief preparation with the students before their visit to the Museum can make the experience of this program even more fruitful. After your visit to the Museum you can suggest to your students that they continue their critical exploration with the artefacts that surround us using the material below, thus reinforcing the benefits of the experience offered by this program.

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With their participation in the program, students will have the opportunity to:

  • learn how to learn discovering basic stages in the research of material culture
  • realize the importance of material culture and the value in studying it
  • recognize the notion of the past and perceive the passing of time
  • familiarize themselves with the objects and the environment of the Museum
  • enhance their senses
  • develop a critical eye, critical thinking, imagination, focus and memory
  • understand the value of teamwork and cooperation, develop social values
  • cultivate an aesthetic awareness
  • gain new interests and experiences
  • increase their self-confidence and self-discovery
  • entertain themselves

Activity and School Program

  • The program promotes an interactive learning experience both on its own and when combined with the school curriculum.
  • Overseas schools - Greek schools abroad and foreign schools - can book for this educational program upon email request (learningattheacropolismuseum [dot] gr) at least one month prior to the desired date of visit.
  • This program can be given either in Greek or in English, only on Friday.
  • The Museum can receive a maximum of 50 students per group.
  • Ages: 9-18
  • Duration: 1 hour