|When:||Back to Calendar June 13, 2018 – June 15, 2018 (all-day)||Where:||Weatherbrook Baptist Church
7625 Bailey Cove Rd SE
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Painted Bluff Archaeology and Rock Art Workshop
K-12 Teacher Workshop
June 13-14, 2018
Willowbrook Baptist Church 7625 Bailey Cove Road
Archaeology Field Trip to Painted Bluff
$60 includes books, lunches, and field trip
Now offering one graduate level university credit for only $21 more (optional).
For more information and to register contact: Karen Mann, email@example.com or Jen Knutson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Painted Bluff Archaeology and Rock Art Workshop is an amazing professional development opportunity at Alabama’s Painted Bluff for those who convey cultural understanding and civic responsibility as interpreters, museum educators, professors, k-12 teachers, public archaeologists and historians, and more.
Investigating Painted Bluff Rock Art guides students to discover the past through evidence from a rock art site in Alabama. Painted Bluff overlooks the calm, murky waters of the Tennessee River. The beautiful bluff is one of the few preserved open-air rock art sites in the southeast. The elaborate, richly decorated face of the bluff has communicated messages to passing boat travelers since prehistoric times. Continue Reading
Project Archaeology will transform your classroom into a community of student archaeologists who ask questions, make observations, support inferences with evidence, analyze primary sources, relate culture to their own lives, and passionately share what they learn in a variety of ways.
- Discover the past through evidence from rock art sites! In Project Archaeology: Investigating Rock Art, students examine the distant past through ancient images that people created and left on stone.
- Create rock art from authentic images using two different hands-on techniques.
- Explore how archaeologists study rock art to understand past cultures and learn that rock art was a form of communication before there was written language. Students observe an authentic rock art panel and analyze two interpretations to determine the artist’s message using evidence to support inferences. Students design a web page or smart phone app to help protect rock art.
- Investigate the Painted Bluff Rock Art Panel in Alabama or go to the rock art database on our website projectarchaeology.org/teachers to find another investigation closer to your home.
Project Archaeology: Investigating Rock Art supports Common Core State Standards with social studies and science content. Inherently interdisciplinary, archaeological inquiry allows students to seamlessly integrate knowledge across subjects. Students read informational texts for content, perspective, and key ideas and employ graphics to enhance their understanding of the text. There is a short research project employing primary sources including authentic archaeological data and oral history.