Student Series! How the Parthenon Embodies Math & Science

I am celebrating being in Greece this spring break with a few Student Series! blog posts related to the famed civilization of the Aegean Sea. By the way, this student's blog post was mind-blowing math oriented. He was such an amazing student and a great example about how the "STEM" kids could (& should) involve [...]

Our ACIS Greece Itinerary

This spring break I am traveling to Greece with a school trip hosted by ACIS. This is my first time chaperoning a student group tour so I'm pretty nervous but I'm not the teacher in charge soooo it can't be that bad. lol. Plus the trip is free. #winning Here is our itinerary for the [...]

#28. Peplos Kore from the Acropolis

Art Historical Background Essentially the kore (pl. korai) is the female version of the kouros, except she isn't nude. And, like the kouroi, the korai are believed to be commemorative offerings to the gods, and also used to show off a family's prestige. This particular kore comes from the Acropolis (part of the AP Art [...]

Student Series! Power to the People

Ancient Greece brought us the idea of a historian, advancements in mathematics, philosophical thought, theater, a courtroom with juries, Greek salad, and the Olympic games, but, democracy also has its roots in Ancient Greece. In 500 BCE, the idea of citizenship started in Ancient Greece, specifically Athens. In this political system, "ordinary" people play a [...]