Ashkelon Anthem

A class of 5th graders Skyping with archaeologist Tracy.

A class of 5th graders Skyping with archaeologist Tracy.

It has been a very busy week for our Skyping classrooms. They were challenged to research 5 famous historical figures with connections to Ashkelon and then present their research to archaeologist Tracy.  Each class chose to present their work in a different way. One class opted to write a song and make a music video entitled the Ashkelon Anthem.  Here are the song lyrics and check the video out here:

In addition to researching historical figures, another class worked on a challenge archaeologist Tracy and I presented on March 5. They looked at a topographical map of the site, drew in key features of the ancient cities of Ashkelon known by the archaeologists, and then, using this information, made predictions on what areas they thought might be good for excavating. Here are some examples of their work: