You’ll Never Walk Alone

By Katherine Hodge, Public Education Coordinator 

Many things have happened in 2020—many of which I had completely forgotten about due to my preoccupation with COVID-19. For the past many months, teachers made creative changes to countless lesson plans in order to continue teaching their students, and summer doesn’t mean the challenge is over. Though the summer is normally full of awesome Project Archaeology workshops for educators, this summer has presented an interesting challenge: hosting digital workshops.

Project Archaeology is here to say this: YNWA—You’ll Never Walk Alone.

We are always here to help. We are here to take your questions, comments, concerns, to help create workshops from scratch and give you the tools you need to teach our materials in the best way possible. These are unusual times and the path forward can be difficult to navigate. Everyone has a moment (or moments) where it seems impossible to find a solution.

This summer, we have three different workshops being taught 100% digitally across the country covering Project Archaeology’s core series of Investigating Shelter, Nutrition, and Rock Art. The Project Archaeology Master Teachers are using a variety of methods to conduct their workshops from zoom to canvas to other online resources.

Project Archaeology is here for you; we’ve got your back. At the end of this post, I’ve linked some of our past blogs about digital teaching and outreach, as well as a little bit of history about YNWA (I’m not clever enough to have come up with this, just lucky to have played soccer with a diehard Liverpool fan).

You may have heard “You’ll Never Walk Alone” with everything going on, but if you haven’t the song itself is originally from the musical Carousel. The song itself became the anthem of the Liverpool Football Team, representing teamwork and compassion. Even more recently, people have been using it to support the heroes helping to fight COVID-19.

If you’re in need of casual inspiration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gpoJNv5dlQ

Here are the promised links to previous blog posts about teaching and outreach:

https://projectarchaeology.org/2020/04/07/accessibility-for-digital-outreach/

https://projectarchaeology.org/2011/04/18/project-archaeology-investigating-shelter-on-line-a-skeptics-journey-to-belief/

 

Here is our contact information. Please reach out if we can help you with something:

Katherine Hodge, Katherine.hodge@montana.edu

Erika Malo, Erika.malo@montana.edu