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Announcing a new shelter investigation!

Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter “Investigating a North Slope Ivrulik”

In this investigation students will use Alaska geography, history, and archaeology to learn about a North Slope Sod House Ivrulik and the Iñupiaq people who lived in them. Students read an oral biography of an Iñupiaq elder, analyze historic photographs, “uncover” an archaeological site, and make a toggle harpoon!

  • - Includes texts by and about Alaska Natives
  • - Supports Common Core State Standards
  • - Incorporates authentic data for students to analyze.

Available for download February 6, 2015 with purchase of Investigating Shelter.

I feel Project Archaeology curriculum is very rich and provides opportunities for real teaching. One of the things I like about Project Archaeology is the material is interesting and engaging. I am excited when I am teaching the lessons and the students are too.”

Julie Yates, 3rd grade teacher, Craig, Alaska

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The Academy will focus on the curriculum Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter, an inquiry-based social studies and science curriculum, which guides students through a complete archaeological investigation of shelter.

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Project Archaeology uses archaeological inquiry to foster understanding of past and present cultures; improve social studies and science education; and enhance citizenship education to help preserve our archaeological legacy.

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