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324 resources with the concept archaeology

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Trekking to Timbuktu

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students view a television show to provide a context for conducting research into the location and culture of Timbuktu. The students complete a report on the subject in the form of a research paper.
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Archaeological Finds

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Pupils demonstrate the goals and methods of archaeology and write a report of an archaeological dig at a site associated with a specific culture. They explore the science of archaeology and how it contributes to the understanding of...
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Archaeology of Utah

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate the significance of rock art and archaeology of Utah. They listen to the books "Before You Came This Way" and "When Clay Sings," and write a story and create an illustration about rock art.
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Leaarn to Think Like an Archaeologist

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine how to act as archaeologists by examining artifacts. The inquiry is meant to teach learners about analysis of ancient civilizations and scientific finds. Fossil evidence is also covered to make connection to the...
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The Archaeology of Cactus Ruin

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students simulate archaeologists by excavating a paper site. In groups, they use a sampling strategy to determine information about the people who lived at the site.
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Becoming a Louisiana Archaeologist

For Teachers K - 4th
Students examine pieces of pottery as they role play archaeologists. They use cutouts and examine them for markings. They complete a worksheet to end the lesson plan.
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Ethics in Archeology

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss their views about archeological site protection. They analyze different dilemmas dealing with this issue and discuss. They discover the importance of protecting artifacts and archeological sites.
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The Pottery Project

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research Native American culture regions and archaeology techniques. In small groups, they decorate a clay pot, break the pots, and repair and analyze the designs on the pottery.
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Archaeological Sites in Washington State

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students conduct research on various archaeological sites in Washington state. They read articles, define key terms, analyze the law pertaining to Native American grave sites, and explore an archaeology website.
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Visit a Mesopotamian House

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students compare the homes of people who lived in ancient Mesopotamia to their own and explore how climate, natural resources, and cultural differences may have influenced the differences. The house plan can be obtained from the wed site.
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Dig This

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore the work of paleontologists and the life of dinosaurs and create a sculpture of the bones of a Stegosaurus. The sculpture was then buried and used by other classes for a dig.
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El Nino: Clues from the Past

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Young scholars become scientific detectives and explore the history of El Nino by examining the proxy data through Internet research. They list cultures affected by the weather pattern and name three types of scientists wh stody El Nino.
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Why is the Past Important?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders discuss the importance of North Carolina's archaeological heritage. They share with the class an object, photograph, or drawing of an object that represents their own or their family's past.
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Take Action, Save the Past

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders use their creative and critical thinking skills to find useful solutions to current and future problems concerning the destruction of archaeological sites and artifacts.
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Archaeology as a Career

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders read about archaeology as a career. They develop a list of questions they would like to ask an archaeologist and then actually interview an archaeologist on the future of archaeology as a career.
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Stratigraphy and Cross-Dating

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Pupils interpret archaeological strata using the law of superposition. They apply cross-dating to determine the age of other artifacts.
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Archaeology Artifacts

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders create their own time capsule. They collect at least 5 things (artifacts) that represent as many aspects of themselves as possible, to put in their personal time capsule made out of a shoebox.
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Archaeology -- Lesson Plan 1

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders discuss why it is important to explore the past. They make their own time capsule out of a shoebox and then try to figure out whose box belongs to each classmate.
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ESL Lesson Plan 2 -- Classroom Relics

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders role play the position of an archaeologist in the year 3000. They use their classroom as the site in which to look for objects. They answer questions about the objects they find in groups.
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Clues to the Past

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students analyze how arhaeologists study the past. They define basic archaeological terms, make general inferences from observations, and explain the importance of context.
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Why Archaeologists Dig Square Holes

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students examine how archaeologists establish and maintain the context of artifacts. They interpret a plan view of an archaeological site and explain the importance of the grid system.
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Pottery Analysis

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students study how archaeologists analyze artifacts to answer questions about past cultures. They explain why pottery is important to archaeologists and how they use classification to answer their research questions.
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Lesson 4: A Field Trip to the Maine State Museum

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars analyze the Maine State Museum's exhibit 12,000 Years in Maine. They create an artifact and write a description of that artifact that demonstrates their understanding of the way technology shapes culture.
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"it's All in the Cellar"

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders examine the process of constructing a site plan map at archaeological sites. They discuss the process of mapping techniques and calculation of percentages, create a plan site map of a cellar at Jamestown, and calculate...