2008 Joint Meeting of The Geological Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies with the Gulf Coast Section of SEPM

Paper No. 10
Presentation Time: 8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Making Interdisciplinary Connections: Geology and Archaeology in the Peloponnese

PATRICK, Andrew, Geosciences, Fox Lane High School, PO Box 390, Route 172, Bedford, NY 10506, apatrick1258@bcsdny.org

While the interplay between archeology and geology seems relevant and important to many, this connection has long been overlooked at the high school level. Now, high school students and teachers can begin to explore this relationship through a virtual investigation of the Peloponnese region of Greece to begin to uncover the impact that geology has had on civilization. Specifically, video, images, maps, commentary, and other documents that challenge student thinking about the impact of geography on civilization and the expansion of Greek culture and influence will be shared using Google Earth as an instructional tool. This tour will also help students to make specific, meaningful connections between content taught in typical earth science and social studies courses. Ancient Corinth and other important sites provide the raw material for this work, the outgrowth of a five week field collaboration with Dr. Guy Sanders of the American School of Classical Studies Athens.