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Creating Historians Part Two: The Grab Bag

For Teachers 9th - 11th
You don't need to be a museum curator to bring artifacts into the classroom; part two of a series on approaching social studies as a group of historians.
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What Can We Learn From the Past?

For Teachers 7th - 11th
What would future archeologists learn from your scholars' personal belongings? Have them bring in a box of "primary sources" from their home. Discuss the difference between observations and inference, using some of your own items to...
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Art: African Collar Necklace

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students investigate the significance of African collar necklaces. To make replicas of the jewelry, they cut out the centers of paper plates leaving only the ribbed edges. To complete the necklaces, students apply tempera paints and...
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Scarab Beetle

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students research the importance of symbols to the material culture of the Ancient Egyptians. They investigate the use and meaning of the scarab in Egyptian culture and recreate the Egyptian artifact using white Crayola Model Magic.
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Wreck Detectives

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Junior archaeologists examine types of artifacts from the Bronze Age on the internet. In collaborative groups, they create a story about a ship from this period and then construct a model of the ocean floor after their ship has sunk....
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Ancient Babylon

For Students 6th - 7th
Authenticate an ancient civilizations study by having historians analyze primary source artifacts. After examining an image of a Babylonian king votive statue, pupils read a short background context. They then answer 3 questions based on...
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Ancient River Civilizations Jigsaw PowerPoint

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders use captions to determine an artifact's function and to list the features of a civilization. They classify artifacts according to the 8 Features of Civilization and for each Feature of Civilization they locate one artifact...
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Marine Archaeology

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students examine marine archaeology. In this archaeological data lesson, students see how archaeologists use data to make inferences about shipwrecks. Students read data and make their own inferences, write about marine life and...
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The Titanic Disaster

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore the titanic disaster.  In this geography lesson, 7th graders research basic facts about the Titanic.  Students create Titanic scrapbooks. 
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Archaeology and Storytelling

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers identify and interpret both individual families and whole cultures learn about their pasts by collecting and analyzing stories and artifacts. Then they identify that not all archaeological finds readily reveal their...
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Basics of Archaeology

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers identify what and how to complete an Archaeological excavation is conducted. They identify the transition from one layer to the next more easily if the colors of the layers are different. When creating a dig, the...
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When Clay speaks

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students listen as the teacher reads "When Clay Sings," by Byrd Taylor. They discuss clay, and view a variety of clay items. Students watch a video clip "Interests in One of a Kind Pots." They watch a demonstration on working with clay....
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To Protect and Preserve

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students discuss the impact of war on the Iraqi National Museum and the importance of protecting artifacts of cultural heritage. They write letters to the Milwaukee Public Museum to show support for funding for the protection of the...
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Archaeological Inquiry

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students describe what they see as they observe an "artifact". They draw conclusions based on the information gathered to identify what the artifact might be used for and determine how old it might be.
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Back From the Future

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students pose as archaeologists, famous for their scholarly excavations, writing, and lectures about ancient cultures and are invited back to the 20thy century from the year 3000 to explore an archaeological sit, their classroom.
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In Celebration of the Silk Road

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Sixth graders explore the ancient trade routes of the Silk Road with a focus on a province in China to identify artifacts and research how these items arrived in the city of Turpan.
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Ancient Tablets, Ancient Graves: Accessing Women's Lives in Mesopotamia

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore the role of women in ancient Mesopotamia. Several excerpts from the Mesopotamian cuneiform tablets and artifacts are analyzed to determine the treatment, rights, and powers of women in this era.
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Egypt's golden Empire

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore many of the key scientific and technological contributions made by the ancient Egyptians. Researched data is presented to the entire group.
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Unearthing the Past

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students analyze artifacts from an early society to determine information relating to daily life in that society. They consider which artifacts from our society would be most valuable to future archeologists.
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The Iron Cheesebox

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers describe the oxidation/reduction reactions that are involved in the corrosion of iron in seawater.  In this marine sanctuary lesson students study the steps in conserving marine archaeological artifacts. 
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Stampin' Around Chicago

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students discuss the United States Postal Service and choose an artifact from one decade. In this art instructional activity, students research how the artifact chosen relates to Chicago and the United States. Students create their own...
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Today We Encountered the White Man

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze and interpret artifacts and a timeline to get specific information.  In this timeline lesson plan students work in groups to research an Indian tribe and write an information piece of their research. 
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Shipwreck Mystery

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students study web pages on a shipwreck then locate where this took place on a map.  In this marine archaeologist lesson students examine what clues archaeologists use to find the location of a shipwreck and  what they might find.
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Smiley Face Circle Stories

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine different artifacts from the 1970's. In this history lesson, students discover what each artifact is by seeing the artifact and reading a card defining what the artifact represents. On the second day, students create...