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Archaeology and Erosion

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders study how erosion affects archaeology sites. For this investigative lesson, 6th graders construct a model of a pyramid using sugar cubes. They will investigate in groups how water, wind, and sunlight affects their model...
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The Mathematician And The Archaeologist

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students decorate clay pots and destroy them in order to learn the techniques of modern-day archaeologists and practice mathematical measurements. This is an exciting lesson suitable for Social Studies, Math, Science, or Art classroom.
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Forensic Detectives: Archaeology at Work

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Dig in! Middle schoolers learn about archaeology by exploring the remnants of the Chiribaya bodies found in Illinois. Compare archaeological investigations, and then write a mystery detailing the discovery of a body! Consider bringing in...
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Archaeology: Quiz 2

For Students 5th - 10th
In this archaeology activity, students complete multiple choice questions about the archaeology of Egyptians, Greeks, Stonehenge, and more. Students complete 4 questions.
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Archaeology Quiz 14

For Students 5th - 10th
In this archaeology activity, learners answer multiple choice questions about the archaeology of the Byzantine Empire, dinosaurs, and more. Students complete 5 questions total.
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Ancient Origins: The Role of Archaeology in Reconstructing the Past

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students read information about the ancient origins of art and archaeology with a focus on the Malian culture. In this art origins lesson, students read background information for the topic and compare ancient and contemporary objects....
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Cache

For Students 4th - 12th
The excavation of a cache of artifacts found on San Nicolas Island, a part of the Channel Island chain, is the focus of a documentary that shows how archaeologists uncover artifacts and use these finds to attempt to understand the past....
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Archaeology Inventory Project

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What can be learned from ancient art and artifacts? In the second of a series of lessons devoted to the history of Afghanistan, class members assume the role of archaeologists and investigate art found along the Silk Road. They observe,...
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An Archeologist's Work

For Students 5th - 8th
In this content area writing model worksheet, students read a brief article regarding archaeologists and then respond to 3 short answer questions. Students then use the provided graphic organizer to plan their own content-area paragraph.
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What is an Atlatl?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Let's go an an archaeological dig! Prepare your kids with a list of vocabulary terms relating to archaeology, including different types of items that one might find. They study pictures of each item and play a memory game based on the...
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Oaxaca Archaeology

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students acquire an understanding that archaeology is a field of scientific study of the life and culture of ancient civilizations by excavation and study of cities and artifacts.
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Traces: Historic Archaeology

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students list at least five different kinds of artifacts archaeologists have found in U.S. excavations. They cite artifacts when describing life at a particular archaeological site.
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Fill in the Blanks

For Teachers 8th
Archaeologists, historians, and scientists all work together to create a timeline of our past. Engages learners in a series of activities that all filter through the NOVA video, "Mysteries of the First Americans." Each activity is...
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Classroom Archaeology

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students, in groups, receive a box of artifacts. They record their findings and discuss what the items would have been used for. They come together at the end of the lesson plan to share their findings.
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Discover the science of archaeology

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students research archaeology. In this archaeology lesson, students conduct research about archaeology and one ancient culture. Students write a magazine article about an archaeological dig.
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The First Brachiosaurus

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How do scientists know when they've discovered something new? Travel back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth using an interesting video, which is part of Brain Scoop's Fossils and Geology playlist. The narrator examines the...
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Archaeology, A Visit To The Past

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders become archaeologists. In this archaeology lesson, 5th graders observe "artifacts" from our generation. They sketch these artifacts and decide what they might have been used for. 
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Archaeology

For Students 4th - 5th
In this archaeology instructional activity, students answer 8 questions about archaeology. For example, "How are most archaeological sites discovered?"
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Dr. Dirt's Archaeology Lab Artifact Analysis

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learners simulate analyzing artifacts in archaeological lab by using real techniques that archaeologists use. Students practice measuring skills, drawing, writing, and brainstorming, and make inferences based on evidence.
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Archaeology: Quiz 46

For Students 5th - 10th
In this archeology worksheet, students complete multiple choice questions about King Tut, Howard Carter, and more. Students complete 4 questions total.
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What Historians Do

For Students 6th - 8th
In this historian instructional activity, students answer nineteen questions about how to read and construct a timeline, differentiating between primary and secondary sources, and the field of archaeology.
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Archaeology: Digging in the Classroom

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young scholars explore how an archaeologist works and makes discoveries. In this archaeology lesson, students participate in a simulation in which they excavate broken pottery. Young scholars use measurement, geometry, and observation...
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Shoe Box Archaeology

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Learners create a shoe box with family items and soil and other students dig through their shoe boxes to find the history behind the student. In this archaeology lesson plan, learners create conclusions based on what they found.
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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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