History Scavenger hunts
1. Find objects around your
school, house, or neighborhood which people already had in the Stone
2. Find objects which people did
not have in Roman times.
3. Find objects which came from
someplace else, and objects which come from your hometown, and objects
which were made at home.
4. Find things made of different
kinds of metal, or wood, or cloth.
5. (on a walking tour) Find
elements of Greek or Roman or Egyptian or medieval architecture in the
buildings you see as you walk. Take photographs and make a collage.
6.Find things having to
do with hunting and gathering in your house.
7. Find elements of Greek,
or medieval art in
the newspaper (get a big Sunday paper, or several Sunday papers). Do
8. Find people who come from the different places mentioned
on this site (Europe, China,
West Asia). Ask them what
they know about antiquity, and how they feel about it.
9. Find references to Greek
or Roman literature
in Shakespeare plays or modern literature, or in the newspaper.
10. Find pieces of cloth made of wool,
and silk. Look at different
weaves and knits.
I'd be happy to hear your suggestions too! Please write
and tell me about your scavenger hunt.