Investigating a Pawnee Earthlodge teaches students about a Pawnee shelter called an Earthlodge, the history of their ancestors, and about the Pawnee tribe today through authentic archaeological and historical inquiry.
Instructions for the Teacher:
The teacher’s document is 24 pages, consisting of background information and four sections corresponding with the student notebook. It includes a brief history of the Pawnee tribe, including details about their livelihood, traditions, and Earthlodge home. Quadrant maps from the archaeological site of a Pawnee Earthlodge in Kansas are provided for students to study and use.
Student Archaeology Notebook:
The student notebook is 27 pages of articles and activities about the Pawnee Earthlodge. Mr. Warren Pratt, a member of the Pawnee tribe, guides students through the investigation. Through archaeology and oral histories students learn how a site is interpreted, why it is important to today’s communities, and the importance of preserving sites for future generations.