Students Look to Greece for Lessons on Democracy

Classroom Connect's spring 2002 subscription-based online learning adventure, GreeceQuest, takes students and teachers to Greece for lessons on the beginnings of Western civilization, the origins of democracy, the development of science and math, as well as ancient Greek tales and myths. Through a unique partnership with Lifetouch School Portraits, schools can request a subscription to the adventure at no cost by contacting their Lifetouch representative or by calling Lifetouch at (800) 736-4741.

During GreeceQuest - Feb. 25 to March 22, 2002 - K-12 students across the nation and abroad will explore ancient Greek contributions to mathematics, art and literature, science and the origins of democracy. Students will also learn about modern-day Greek culture and the environment.

World-renowned adventurer Dan Buettner and the Quest team archaeologist/anthropologist, Dr. John Fox, will lead the Quest Expedition Team, which will also include Nick Buettner, the expedition producer and technologist. The team will use a bicycle - equipped with the latest in satellite modem technology - to provide a daily cyber presence in the classroom; give students the opportunity to access daily video, audio and text reports; vote on the direction of the team's travel; develop hypotheses about scientific and historical dilemmas; and learn important problem-solving and decision-making skills. The students will work with the Quest expedition team through Classroom Connect's The Quest Channel Web site at http://quest.classroom.com/. Classroom Connect, Brisbane, CA, (800) 638-1639, www.classroomconnect.com.

This article originally appeared in the 12/01/2001 issue of THE Journal.

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