Ancient Civilization Artifacts
Upper Elementary School
Art, ELA, ESL, Social Studies
Description: Fourth and fifth graders typically study civilizations throughout the ancient world. An exciting project-based activity for many classrooms is inventing their own “civilization” with its own seven characteristics of civilization and artifacts. By incorporating 3D design and 3D printing, students can create sturdy, detailed artifacts that are more consistent with common motifs. This project also includes an archaeological dig! This project was developed in partnership with Dremel.
Distance Learning: This project includes an in-person learning and distance learning option. The in-person learning option requires a 3D printer to complete.
Standards: This project aligns to Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, Next Generation Science Standards, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, and Florida CPALMS Standards for third grade through fifth grade.
21st Century Skills: Creativity, Collaboration, Flexibility, Communication
Describe how artifacts provide clues about characteristics of past civilizations.
Plan and brainstorm ideas as a team.
Create a computer-aided design with a common scale and a common design motif.
Use and share makerspace equipment safely.