Investigating Shelter Core Teaching Materials

Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter is a supplementary science and social studies curriculum unit for grades 3 through 5. The unit supports Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in literacy and mathematics, especially through modeling the investigation process.  Because of the interdisciplinary nature of archaeology, students can seamlessly integrate science (STEM) with literacy, mathematics, social studies, and history.

Investigating Shelter consists of nine comprehensive lessons guiding students through the archaeological study of shelter including a toolkit of archaeological and scientific concepts and a final performance of understanding.

Now includes a professional development DVD! Watch Project Archaeology lessons in action! See a professional development workshop and a teacher guiding students through archaeological inquiry. Instructors model Understanding by Design. Plus, interviews with teachers and students.

Investigating Shelter teaches six enduring understandings and all learning is guided by essential questions.

Upcoming Events

May
11
Sat
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
Sat
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
Mon
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
Sat
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[...]
Jun
24
Mon
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[...]