Ancient History at JHU!


This year in social studies, the students at Global Foundations Tutorial have been studying ancient history. From pharaohs to fossils, the children have been enjoying our hands-on approach to the different topics.

As a summation of the yearly activities, we met at Johns Hopkins University to check out their Archaeological Museum.  What it lacks in size, it makes up for in hospitality and child-friendliness.  In addition to a tomb and mummy on display, there were hundreds of other well lit and displayed artifacts for the students to peruse.  We were also treated to a private explanation of their “Who Am I? Remembering the Dead Through Facial Reconstruction” exhibit that explains how scientists use technology to recreate what the two women featured looked like pre-mummification.

What made the museum even better and helped us to have the full experience were the leveled scavenger hunts they supplied for the children.  They allowed for deeper engagement and understanding for even our youngest learners!

It was the first time I walked the JHU campus, and that in itself is a sight to behold!  The students and staff could not have been more friendly, and it is always a pleasure to check out more of Baltimore’s “hidden gems”.


Interested in being a part of GFT or our umbrella where you would be the first to know about upcoming trips?  Drop us a line here.


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