We are studying different civilizations this year and it’s a FANTASTIC resource to help them make connections.” 5th Grade Computer and Gifted, FL, USA
BETHESDA, Md. (PRWEB)
December 06, 2017
DIG-IT! Games, a mission-based, independent developer of award-winning interactive learning tools is pleased to announce an update and expansion of the Excavate! series. Existing civilizations Egypt, Mesopotamia and MesoAmerica have been updated with additional content and C3-aligned gameplay for an enriched overall learning experience. New civilizations include Rome, Greece and Byzantine. Available on multiple platforms for desktops, tablets and phones, these games are designed by former middle school teacher and DIG-IT! Games CEO, Suzi Wilczynski, to take kids on archaeological adventures through time and around the world, that are both entertaining and educational.
Using archaeologists’ tools, players will uncover real artifacts from ancient cultures. The game gets players immediately in the dirt evaluating the proper tool to use while learning about the scientific process of excavation. Players are exposed to concepts such as stratigraphy, context and the importance of proper recording. Analysis then takes center stage as players learn about the significance of the artifacts they collect and the processes involved in gaining a deeper understanding of ancient people through material culture. Each civilization includes 3D artifacts and detailed illustrations of ancient life to immerse the user in the ancient culture.
The series has also been expanded to include Excavate! playing cards for classroom and family fun. Each card deck includes People, Places and Artifacts cards that complement the video game or can be played separately. This is a perfect way to get the conversation going without screen time. An excellent gift option for your child, grandchild or a favorite teacher to introduce the ancient cultures. Game decks are available for the Rome and Egypt civilizations. Standard game play is for 3 to 5 players ages 9 and above.
“We are pleased to be adding three new world history civilizations to this popular series and updating the content to align to C3 standards to make a more effective teaching tool” says Wilczynski….