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324 resources with the concept archaeology

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Archaeology In The News

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the different articles of archaeology that is found in a variety of research and news resources. They read one of the selections and complete the worksheet as a guide to writing a summary of the article. Students...
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Interpreting An Archaelogical Site

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students study the site of an archaeological dig site in order to begin looking at how they can be interpreted. They look at a soil profile and respond to a research question that simulates a real site. The other questions are used to...
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Gridding An Archaeological Site

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Pupils investigate using some of the basic skills of an archaeologist while using a Cartesian coordinate system. They establish a grid system for a dig site and determine the locations for different artifacts. Students use the...
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Site Formation In Archaeology

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students look at the findings of a Hopi Indian dig site in order to reconstruct the sequence of events that occurred in the past. They examine the stratigraphy while making multiple hypothesis about the artifacts and their locations at...
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Investigating the Mammoth Mystery

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders go on a virtual dig to find out where the mammoth bones found in a rural U.S. county came from. They determine whether the bones were created by humans or were they the actual remains of mammoths who walked the area during...
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Predicting the Past

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Pupils study how archaeologists record the past. They discuss archaeology and artifacts. They view a list of artifacts discovered by Marquette at the Illinois Village and answer questions regarding them. They complete a test about three...
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Tools of the Archeologist

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students review the job of an archeologist as a class. While viewing a PowerPoint presentation, they guess the use of the tool before the next slide is shown. They also discuss when the archeologist would use each of the twelve tools...
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Point of View

For Teachers K - 12th
Students participate in an inkblot test to discuss how what they see is different than their classmates. After viewing various artifacts, they write down what they believe the object is and then they are placed into a group to discuss...
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Gridding a 2 x 2 Meter Unit

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners use the internet to examine what happens at an archeological dig site. In groups, they practice measuring a 2x2 meter square unit and gridding it out as an archeologist would do. They review the possible solutions at the end of...
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Gridding a Site

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students make observations of effigy mounds and record them in a notebook. In groups, they must determine the scale of measurement and create their own grid to scale part of the Effigy Mounds National Monument. They also practice using...
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Archeological Thinking

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders review the differences between a historian and archaeolgists. At a recent archaeological dig site, they examine the artifacts and determine their usage. In groups, they are given a bag full of artifacts and write down what...
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People/Culture

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explain both past and present examples of how people use of natural resources. They use the MVAC website to garther information about the prehistoric cultures in Wisconsin.
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How To Think Like An Archaeologist

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students take a field trip to historical Jamestown. Using artifacts given to them, they must identify them and discover who would have used them and for what purpose. They create a database to organize the information and share it with...
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Archaeology 2500: Texano Weapons

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students listen to oral story describing mystery artifact, work in groups to write descriptive report of artifact, and creatively form hypothesis based purely on misinterpretation. Students then explore and discuss difficulty of...
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Meet You at the Midden: Map Game

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine sketch map of Burrets' Trail at the Nightengale Archaeological Center, interpret map symbols to play game, and identify reasons people modify environment to meet their basic needs.
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Plants in Texas: Then and Now

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders discuss continuity and change, identify various plant materials, and compare and contrast ways in which early people used plants in Texas in prehistoric times with ways that modern man in Texas uses plants today.
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Geography and Archeology of the River People

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders work together in groups to read a handout and answer questions about the geography and archeology of a group of native peoples. As a class, they discuss their opinions and answers and the importance of using artifacts to...
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Save Our Past -- Act It Out

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders identify and examine the importance of civic responsibility and the result of losing many archeological sites in Texas. In groups, they are given scenerio cards and act out each scene for the class. They also write a...
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Tag It and Bag It: Archeology Lab Lesson

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders practice analyzing, collecting and categorizing artifacts. Using charts, they organize and interpret information about the artifacts they classified. They work together to create a graph to represent class totals and...
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Vocabulary Charts

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders are introduced to the vocabulary associated with archeology. Using a dictionary, they practice finding the meaning of various words and create sentences. They also identify an appropriate use of the word and draw an...
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Investigating Pot Sherds

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders measure pot sherds and use their knowledge of Pi to infer possible uses of pottery. They also infer possible functions of ancient ceramics. After tracing rounded pottery pieces onto paper, 6th graders use compasses to...
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Archaeology at Woods Canyon Pueblo

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders research information about the archaeology at Woods Canyon Pueblo, identifying different terminology. Students make a hypothesis about why the ancient Pueblo people chose to live. Students conducts research to support...
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SHOW 303: The Channel Island Fox

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students explore how archaeologists and other scientists use different clues to piece together a picture of the past. Students perform activities that allow them to conduct three types of scientific research. They discuss their...
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Restoring the Nike

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the roles of artists, art historians and archaeologists. They discover the role of professionals in restoring lost or damaged artwork. Students examine the characteristics of Greek art.