15 lessons to explore links between the Islamic and Graeco-Roman worlds through the Aga Khan Museum collection


With our Making Connections resource, your Latin, Classical Civilization and History students will:

  • Explore interactions between the Islamic and Graeco-Roman worlds through the Aga Khan Museum collection
  • Think about how civilizations influence each other and inspire future societies

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Each lesson includes:

  • Lesson Description
  • Detailed Lesson Plans
  • Curriculum links to both Classical Languages and Classical Civilizations and the History Curriculum in the Grade 11 and 12 programs
  • Success Criteria and Learning Goals
  • Subject Specific Skills including critical thinking, literacy and historical thinking concepts
  • Black Line Masters and teacher reference materials where necessary
  • Extensions and links to other courses

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Themed lessons

These lessons address various cross-curricular approaches. Themes include:

  • Medicine
  • Science
  • Transmission and Legacy
  • Technology
  • Society and Roles
  • Material Culture
  • Visiting the Museum

Made by teachers, for teachers

These resources were prepared by teachers, for teachers in partnership with the Aga Khan Museum, the Ministry of Education, and Ontario Classical Association. These curriculum-linked resources were inspired by the Museum’s Permanent Collection. Object information and images courtesy of the Aga Khan Museum.

Explore two important cultures with your students. Save yourself some planning time and download Making Connections (PDF, 2.2 MB).

Multimedia: Novum Millennium Project


The Ontario Classical Association, in collaboration with the Ontario Ministry of Education, has produced a series of educational videos to help educators deliver the Ontario Curriculum as it relates to Classical Languages and Classical Civilizations.

We hope these videos help secondary school teachers deliver the curriculum, but also inspire students to delve deeper into the history of classical civilizations, understanding our pasts help guide our futures.



A "how-to" for teachers and students with varying degrees of familiarity with archaeological techniques. Particularly useful for teachers whose students participate in the archaeological dig contest at the annual Ontario Student Classics Conference.

Environment and Technology


Brief investigation of how the Romans developed new technologies to meet their needs and how they interacted with their environment to ensure safe, clean drinking water and how they disposed of industrial waste as evidenced by the deposits of 25 million amphorae at Monte Testaccio, Rome.

Social Media in the Roman World


Inscriptions, graffiti, symbols, monuments to communicate a variety of messages with a populace which may or may not have been able to read Latin.

Childhood in Ancient Rome


Brief introduction to the world of the child, including toys and games, in ancient Rome, using the deposits of a grave of a wealthy Roman girl whose mummified remains reside in the Palazzo Massimo in Rome.

Climbing Mount Vesuvius


Looks at the very active volcano, Mount Vesuvius, which looms over the Bay of Naples, still dominating the daily life of the inhabitants of Campania with the threat of eruption.

Reading and Writing in the Roman World


How Romans developed the technology to record information, including scrolls.

Coinage (Numismatics)


Introduction to reading and interpreting evidence found on ancient coins; how they were made; their economic, historical and propagandistic value.

Clothing and Hair


Introduction to clothing and hairstyles of men and women who lived in various parts of the Roman Empire.