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When: Beginning February 5th, 2018 for eight weeks (4 – 5 self-directed hours/week)
Where: ONLINE at your convenience (no set class times)
Who: Upper elementary teachers (3rd – 6th grades)
Credit: 2 graduate credits available for an additional $42.00
Join us for an exciting trip back in time to investigate archaeology!
You will use this virtual workshop to practice the basics of scientific inquiry (observation, inference, evidence, and classification) using authentic archaeological data.
Learn firsthand how to help your students apply archaeological concepts as they uncover a shelter from colonial, Native American, frontier, and/or slave life. All while using primary data sources such as maps, artifact illustrations, historic photographs and oral histories. By using this curriculum you will fulfill many Common Core State Standards requirements in social studies, English Language Arts, and math (CCSS alignments).
Your students discover archaeology and history through engaging hands-on activities. These activities promote citizenship and foster a deeper cultural understanding. This is a ‘must-do’ course that will not only enhance your own understanding of archaeology, but will also provide you with a comprehensive set of lessons for use in your own classroom.
Feel free to teach it as you learn it because you will be able to ask the course instructor questions as you teach the lessons to your own students. Customize your course by choosing which shelter you want to investigate! Do you want to explore a slave cabin, plains tipi, farm house, Jamestown colonial home, wickiup, rock shelter, or earthlodge?
The course is convenient and conducive to a teacher’s busy schedule because you can do the lessons anytime throughout the week.
Participating teachers will receive:
- Convenient online access to professional development
- 2 graduate credits available for $42.00
- Inquiry-based instruction and lessons
- Full instruction in archaeological science for the classroom
- The award-winning curriculum guide, Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter, endorsed by the National Council for the Social Studies
- Access to a database of over 16 shelter investigations
- Instructions for assembling your own classroom materials during the course
Deadline for registration is January 22nd. Click here to register online.