In seventh grade, world history class starts with the Ancient Greek World before tackling the rise and expansion of Rome. This week’s mini research project saw students examining artifacts from Ancient Mycenae, the first advanced and distinctively Greek civilization (1600-1000 BCE).

After picking an artifact for online research from the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, the Louvre Museum in Paris, the British Museum in London, or the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, students had to draw and describe the artifact, its date, location, size, material, and write how the people of Ancient Mycenae used the item and might have found it appealing.