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Courses may be taken in any order

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Ancient History 1 – 7 Wonders of the Ancient World

The amazing works of architecture known as the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World stood as a showcase to the ingenuity, creativity and sheer hard work of which human beings are capable.  They are also, however, reminders of the human capacity for disagreement, destruction and war.  Join us as we journey through all 7 wonders and make a few stops along the way.  It is a journey you will not soon forget.

Week 1 – Pyramid at Giza and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
Week 2 – Temple of Artemis and Statue of Zeus
Week 3 – Hanging Gardens and Nemi Ships
Week 4 – Colossus of Rhodes & Obelisks
Week 5 – Ostia Antica, a famous port city of Rome
Week 6 – Capstone Project

castleAncient History 2 – Castles and Cannons

Culture in the Middle Ages is often described as barbaric.  Today we think of the glamour of kings and the Knights of the Round Table, but the reality is that most people had little to no rights and lived in poverty!  Are you ready to roll up your sleeves and experience the life of a peasant?  Polish your crown and work on your castle?  Engage in a friendly joust in the PVP based Knights Tournament?  Join us for an amazing adventure through the Middle Ages – Minecraft Style!

Week 1 – The Life of a Peasant
Week 2 – Surviving as a Peasant
Week 3 – The King & Castle
Week 4 – Knights & Tournaments
Week 5 – Medieval War Machines
Week 6 – Capstone Project

vikingAncient History 3 – Viking Victories

Do you know who the Vikings were?  With all the caricatures and stereotypes out there, there’s probably a lot you’ve never heard about the seafaring Scandinavians who raided and settled coastal sites in the British Isles and beyond between the ninth and 11th centuries.  Popular culture paints the Vikings as barbarians, pirates, thugs and killers, but were they?  Join us on this fast paced Viking adventure to find out!

Week 1 – Who were the Vikings (Viking Settlements)
Week 2 – The Oseberg Ship (Viking Longships)
Week 3 – Cathedrals Destroyed (The Incursions of the Viking)
Week 4 – Viking Victories Across the Map
Week 5 – Leif Erikson and the Discovery of America
Week 6 – Capstone Project

mayaAncient History 4 – Mysterious Maya

The Maya are shrouded in some of the deepest mysteries known to archaeologists!  The Maya excelled at agriculture, pottery, hieroglyph writing, calendar-making and mathematics, and left behind an astonishing amount of impressive architecture and symbolic artwork.  In this class we will study this warrior culture and present the facts so that you can draw your own conclusions on what happened and where they went!

Week 1 – Who were the Maya?
Week 2 – Temple of Inscriptions
Week 3 – Palenque, the City of Water
Week 4 – The Well of Sacrifice
Week 5 – Mayan Warriors
Week 6 – Capstone Project

ancient2Ancient History 5 – Pax Romana

Cleopatra is dead.  The Roman Republic is gone. In its place, the government is now a dictatorship under the leadership of an emperor.  This is the beginning of the Pax Romana or Roman Peace, but the title is very misleading.  There really wasn’t peace, and the details will raise your eyebrows!  Join us for an exciting look at the truth behind the Pax Romana. Conquests, criminals, and riots abounded, so why was this called a time of peace?  Join us and find out!

Week 1 – Rise of the Roman Empire
Week 2 – Cleopatra
Week 3 – The Roman Republic
Week 4 – Pax Romana
Week 5 – Fall of the Roman Empire
Week 6 – Capstone Project

Ancient History 6 – Norse Mythology

A mysterious people in the dark of the past. The Romans called them barbarians and thought of them as savages, without culture. What did they believe in? What did they fear? What was their relationship with Rome, the world power. What have they left behind and what do we know of them? Who were the Germanic Tribes? All of these questions will be answered as you delve into this mysterious Norse Mythology course.

Week 1 – Who were the Norsemen?
Week 2 – The Norse Creation Story
Week 3 – The Norse Pantheon
Week 4 – Loki, Odin, and Thor
Week 5 – Valhalla
Week 6 – Marvel Comics vs. Norse Mythology

Ancient History 7 – Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt was an early example of a massive civilization spanning thousands of years. In this course we will look at Egypt’s great queens, their science and technology that enabled them to build massive architectural wonders, their language and the importance of the Rosetta Stone, and all of the reasons that this was considered a Golden Empire and Age. Join us on an in depth look at Ancient Egypt.

Week 1 – Overview of Ancient Egypt
Week 2 – Egypt’s Queens
Week 3 – Egyptian Technology
Week 4 – The Rosetta Stone
Week 5 – The Warrior Pharaohs
Week 6 – The End of an Era

 

Course Information

  • Course Code: Ancient-H
  • Course Location: Online
  • Course Delivery: Assignment Portal + Minecraft
  • Course Duration: 6 weeks segments
  • Contacts: info@GamEDAcademy.com
 

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