We Are What We Eat: Teaching the Science and Archaeology of Ancient Food

Early-Bird Rate (Register before April 30): $15 members / $20 non-members
Standard Rate (Register after April 30): $30 members / $40 non-members
Lunch and all instructional materials will be provided.

FREE PARKING in Lexington Lot (half a block south of the Oriental Institute Museum)

RSVP at https://oi.uchicago.edu/order/classes/

In conjunction with the special exhibit In Remembrance of Me: Feasting with the Dead in the Ancient Middle East, this workshop will guide you to:

  • Cruise the galleries with archaeologist Oya Topçuoğlu, PhD candidate at the University of Chicago, to discover how the science and archaeology of ancient food reveals the social structures, belief systems, and daily practices that still influence us today
  • Participate in a unit plan created by your fellow teachers using the museum collection as inspiration
  • Develop your own Common Core-aligned unit plan, and build “questioning” skills as your teaching strategy
  • Participate in a hands-on activity with Atorina Zomaya of the Assyrian Kitchen, a Chicago-based interactive cooking project, and learn creative ways to engage your students in observation and analysis
Dates: 
Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 10:00am to 3:00pm