Analyzing Artifacts

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If only a mask could talk! Using the interactive tool along with historical thinking skills, pupils uncover the meaning behind the various materials the resource presents. History becomes more relevant as the artifacts tell their stories of where they came from, who made them, and why. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Place large photos of historical artifacts around the room for viewing during the lesson
  • Extend the instruction by visiting a local museum (online or in person) to analyze more artifacts 
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson may need to be extended beyond one day for those with difficulty reading the material 
Pros

  • Hands-on technology for use in a 21st Century classroom with today's technology-savvy students
  • Resource guides students at their own pace, allowing them to progress once they discover the correct answer
Cons

  • None