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by Archaeology Newsroom

Εκπαιδευτικοί και Προγράμματα για την Ακρόπολη

The Education Department of the Acropolis was created in order to provide the wider public with an opportunity to enhance its understanding of classical civilisation, as well as of the scientific work currently in progress for the conservation and restoration of these unique monuments. It was founded in 1987 together with the inauguration of the Centre for the Acropolis Studies, by the First Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities in collaboration with the Committee for the Preservation of the Acropolis Monuments. Since the study of the Athenian Acropolis is part of the curriculum in the majority of schools worldwide, one of the Education Department’s main purposes is to enable the teacher, through special educational programmes, intensive seminars and specially made resource material to take initiatives and work on his/her own with the children. A teacher today can choose from among six Information Leaflets, eight Trails, twenty-five Teachers’ Packs and six Museum Kits and use them as aids for his lesson about the Acropolis. These resources were made for the use of teachers for courses on classical civilisation and most of them are also available in English. They are to be used by teachers at their own discretion according to how they design their lesson and the particular requirements of their pupils. All the services of the Education Department are provided free of charge and are integrated with the annual symposium “Teachers’ Programmes about the Acropolis” that the Acropolis Ephorate organises at the Centre for the Acropolis Studies every May. Participants at these Symposiums are teachers who wish to present original projects that they worked on with their classes after the collaboration with the Education Department. In the present issue of “Archaeologia” fifty-two papers by seventy-nine teachers are published. They represent the proceedings of the first three Symposiums that took place in 1991, in 1993 and in 1994. After thoroughly studying the papers it was decided to group and publish them according to their principal subject. A brief summary of each group and of the papers it contains, follows.