Investigating Painted Bluff

Discover the past through evidence from a rock art site in Alabama! In this curriculum, students examine the distant past through ancient images ancestors of the Chickasaw people created a left on a bluff overlooking the Tennessee River.

Create rock art from authentic images using two different hands-on techniques.

Explore how archaeologists study rock are to understand past cultures. Using archaeological inquiry, student observe an authentic rock art panel at Painted Bluff and make inferences. Cultural background on the Chickasaw and an interpretation is provided by LaDonna Brown, a citizen of the Chickasaw tribe. In a short research project, students employ primary sources such as authentic archaeological data and oral history to demonstrate their knowledge.

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Feb
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all-day Online Educator Course
Online Educator Course
Feb 11 – Apr 16 all-day
Online Educator Course
What: Online Educator Course When: Beginning February 11, 2019 for eight weeks (4 – 5 self-directed hours/week) Where: ONLINE at your convenience (no set class times) Who: All educators, especially upper elementary teachers (3rd – 6th grades) Cost: $175 Credit: 2[...]
Apr
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8:30 am South Carolina Investigating She... @ Parker Annex Archaeology Center
South Carolina Investigating She... @ Parker Annex Archaeology Center
Apr 6 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Engaging the community to promote and protect our heritage. Learn first-hand how to help your students practice the basics of inquiry-based learning through crosscurricular lessons that teach archaeology and cultural understanding. Archaeology is an excellent[...]
May
11
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8:30 am South Carolina Investigating Nut... @ Parker Annex Archaeology Center
South Carolina Investigating Nut... @ Parker Annex Archaeology Center
May 11 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Engaging the community to promote and protect our heritage. Learn first-hand how to help your students practice the basics of inquiry-based learning through crosscurricular lessons that teach archaeology and cultural understanding. Archaeology is an excellent[...]
Jun
8
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8:30 am South Carolina Investigating She... @ Parker Annex Archaeology Center
South Carolina Investigating She... @ Parker Annex Archaeology Center
Jun 8 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Engaging the community to promote and protect our heritage. Learn first-hand how to help your students practice the basics of inquiry-based learning through crosscurricular lessons that teach archaeology and cultural understanding. Archaeology is an excellent[...]
Jun
10
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9:00 am Investigate Archaeology and Rock... @ Jeffers Petroglyphs
Investigate Archaeology and Rock... @ Jeffers Petroglyphs
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Investigate Archaeology and Rock Art @ Jeffers Petroglyphs
Project Archaeology will transform your classroom into a community of student archaeologists who ask questions, make observations and support their inferences with evidence, analyze primary sources, relate culture to their own lives, and passionately share[...]
Jun
15
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8:30 am South Carolina Investigating Nut... @ Parker Annex Archaeology Center
South Carolina Investigating Nut... @ Parker Annex Archaeology Center
Jun 15 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Engaging the community to promote and protect our heritage. Learn first-hand how to help your students practice the basics of inquiry-based learning through crosscurricular lessons that teach archaeology and cultural understanding. Archaeology is an excellent[...]
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24
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all-day Investigate a Plains Tipi Workshop @ Bethany Lutheran College
Investigate a Plains Tipi Workshop @ Bethany Lutheran College
Jun 24 – Jun 25 all-day
Investigate a Plains Tipi Workshop @ Bethany Lutheran College
Join Minnesota Project Archaeology at Bethany Lutheran College for a two-day workshop to learn how to bring archaeology into your classroom to study the past! You will receive the research-based curriculum guide, Project Archaeology: Investigating[...]
all-day Project Archaeology Leadership A... @ Montana State University
Project Archaeology Leadership A... @ Montana State University
Jun 24 – Jun 28 all-day
Project Archaeology Leadership Academy @ Montana State University
Interested in connecting kids to the past? Do you want to bring engaging, cross-curricular materials that teach cultural understanding to teachers in your schools? Become a leader in cultural heritage education by attending the 10th[...]