Reading Adventure Pack: Archaeology

Readings of a fiction and nonfiction text followed by a series of activities put scholars in an archaeologist's shoes. Learners read two texts; Archaeologists Dig for Clues by Kate Duke and The Shipwrecked Sailor: An Egyptian Tale with Hieroglyphics by Tamara Bower, then create sandpaper petroglyphs, dig in an at-home excavation site, and write a scroll of hieroglyphics.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Conduct activities in the classroom in conjunction with a unit on archaeology or ancient Egypt
  • Display finished products on a themed focus wall
  • Create and store activity bags for families that request work, emergency sub plans, or rainy day fun
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires two stories—Archaeologists Dig for Clues by Kate Duke and The Shipwrecked Sailor: An Egyptian Tale with Hieroglyphics by Tamara Bower
  • The packet is designed for use at home with an adult
Pros
  • Inspires creativity and imagination
  • Offers tips for reading with children
Cons
  • None