Calendar and Events

Jun
8
Sat
South Carolina Investigating Shelter Workshop (June) @ 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 tool for cross-curricular education. Subjects covered in the workshops will include science, mathematics, social studies, history, language arts, geography, and the arts.

Participants will receive full instruction in archaeological science for the classroom and the award-winning curriculum guide Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter for grades 3 – 5 or Project Archaeology: Investigating Nutrition for grade 6. All K-12 educators are encouraged to apply. Many concepts within each curriculum can be taught across all grade levels. Educators employed in SC public school districts may be eligible to receive professional development credit for attending a Project Archaeology workshop. Please contact your district’s coordinator for pre-approval of credit.

Workshops will take place from 8:30am – 5pm at the Parker Annex Archaeology Center. Lunch will be provided for free.

Applications and agenda can be found at http://heritagetrust.dnr.sc.gov/events.html

Applications due:
Investigating Shelter – Friday, March 22, 2019 by 5pm
Investigating Nutrition – Friday, April 26, 2019 by 5pm

Email application to: SCDNR Heritage Trust archaeologist Meg Gaillard (GaillardM@dnr.sc.gov)

Jun
10
Mon
Canyons of the Ancients Educator Workshop @ Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center
Jun 10 – Jun 13 all-day

Canyons of the Ancients Educator Workshop

  • Project Archaeology is seeking an all-star group of K-12 teachers, museum and archaeology educators, and informal educators.
  • Only 14 applicants will be selected to attend this special 3-Day workshop.
  • Thanks to our generous sponsors, participants will be awarded a $200 scholarship.

Learn first-hand how to help your students practice the basics of inquiry-based learning through cross-curricular, studentcentered lessons that teach cultural understanding. Investigate an ancient Puebloan shelter with your students without ever leaving the classroom! You will receive the award-winning curriculum guide Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter for grades 3 through 5 which supports the goals of the Common Core and integrates English, Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science. Students learn to analyze artifacts, primary documents, and oral histories related to authentic archaeological sites.

Workshop includes:

  • Inquiry-based instruction and lessons
  • $200 scholarship
  • lunches and snacks
  • Special Guest Presentations
  • Guided tour of Lowry Pueblo
  • Curriculum guides, Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter and Investigating the Puzzle House Pueblo
  • 2 college credits (optional)

Application deadline is April 30, 2019

Investigate Archaeology and Rock Art @ Jeffers Petroglyphs
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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 what they learn in a variety of ways.

Discover the past through evidence from a rock art site in Minnesota! You will participate as a learner in Project Archaeology: Investigating Rock Art. After the course you will be able to teach 3rd – 12th grade students about rock art in an effective way that aligns to common core state standards. Experience engaging instruction with Project Archaeology’s award-winning curricula, master teachers, and archaeologists.

Explore how archaeologists study rock art to understand past cultures. Using archaeological inquiry, you will observe an authentic rock art panel at Jeffers Petroglyphs and make inferences. The course will transform your perception of the past. You will start to think like an archaeologist as you apply the tools of scientific inquiry to the investigation of the past, art, and culture. The course and curriculum will teach integrative, inquiry-based methods for social studies and art instruction. Bring Project Archaeology back to your classroom to share all the exciting things you learned with your students!

The registration deadline is June 1, 2019. Contact Courtney Agenten, cagenten@blc.edu, 507.344.7727 if you have any questions.

Register below! Payment due at the class on June 10, 2019.

Register for the Jeffers Petroglyphs Rock Art Workshop

Jun
15
Sat
South Carolina Investigating Nutrition Workshop @ 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 tool for cross-curricular education. Subjects covered in the workshops will include science, mathematics, social studies, history, language arts, geography, and the arts.

Participants will receive full instruction in archaeological science for the classroom and the award-winning curriculum guide Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter for grades 3 – 5 or Project Archaeology: Investigating Nutrition for grade 6. All K-12 educators are encouraged to apply. Many concepts within each curriculum can be taught across all grade levels. Educators employed in SC public school districts may be eligible to receive professional development credit for attending a Project Archaeology workshop. Please contact your district’s coordinator for pre-approval of credit.

Workshops will take place from 8:30am – 5pm at the Parker Annex Archaeology Center. Lunch will be provided for free.

Applications and agenda can be found at http://heritagetrust.dnr.sc.gov/events.html

Applications due:
Investigating Shelter – Friday, March 22, 2019 by 5pm
Investigating Nutrition – Friday, April 26, 2019 by 5pm

Email application to: SCDNR Heritage Trust archaeologist Meg Gaillard (GaillardM@dnr.sc.gov)

Jun
24
Mon
Investigate a Plains Tipi Workshop @ Bethany Lutheran College
Jun 24 – Jun 25 all-day

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 Shelter. This award-winning guide will help you take learning to a deeper level integrating English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science. The guide includes performance-based assessments, incorporates the indigenous voice, and promotes cultural understanding. Students learn to analyze artifacts, primary documents, and oral histories related to authentic archaeological sites. Workshop participants will receive the supplementary guide, Investigating a Plains Tipi that takes students through an archaeological investigation of a tipi site to learn about the Crow tribe. Click here for more information about the guide.

The course offers one graduate university credit. You will receive high-quality professional development training to teach Project Archaeology’s acclaimed inquiry-based curricula while fulfilling many STEM and Common Core requirements. The course helps you integrate social studies with scientific inquiry using authentic archaeological texts and data written by and about Native Americans. Bring Project Archaeology back to your classroom to share all the exciting things you learned with your students!

The registration deadline is June 1, 2019. Contact Courtney Agenten, cagenten@blc.edu, 507.344.7727 if you have any questions.

Register below! Payment due at the first day of class on June 24, 2019.

Register for the MN Investigating Shelter Workshop

Project Archaeology Workshop @ St. Joseph Museums
Jun 24 – Jun 26 all-day

The St. Joseph Museums invites teachers, instructors, and museum docents to take an exciting trip back in time! Practice the basics of scientific inquiry using archaeological data. Learn how archaeologists investigate and interpret past cultures and peoples. Finally learn how to incorporate all this into your classrooms or other settings. Archaeology is an excellent tool for engaging youth in science education.

Participants will receive full instruction in archaeological science for the classroom as well as a complete curriculum guide and materials that align with Missouri Learning Standards.

During this workshop, participants will discover the past through a Sac and Fox wickiup. This was a type of shelter used by the Meskwaki and other Native American people living throughout the upper Midwest and the western Great Lakes region at the time of European contact. The word wickiup comes from the Algonquian word wi-kiy-bi or wi-kiya-pi meaning lodge or house. The lesson will introduce the circular, domed, pole-and-mat or bark-covered winter home of the Meskwaki.

The attendees will also take part in activities at the St. Joseph Museums and on a field trip in the area. Participants will have the option to engage in archaeological fieldwork at Fort Osage National Historic Site on July 25-26, 2019, (optional).

Project Archaeology Leadership Academy @ Montana State University
Jun 24 – Jun 28 all-day

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 annual Project Archaeology Leadership Academy!

Project Archaeology is seeking all-star teachers, museum educators, and archaeology educators to receive high-quality professional development to teach Project Archaeology’s acclaimed inquiry-based curricula fulfilling many Common Core requirements.

You will graduate as a Master Teacher and be fully prepared to offer professional development training to your community. Your students will learn critical-thinking skills through engaging inquiry-based lessons that teach cultural understanding.

Project Archaeology Leadership Academy
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT
June 24 – June 28, 2019

Lodging and meals are provided for successful applicants! Travel stipends up to $250 are available. Only a select few will be chosen for this incredible opportunity to protect archaeological sites through education. Come explore a buffalo jump and visit the renowned exhibits and living history farm at the Museum of the Rockies! Graduate credits are available.

2019 Leadership Academy Application (239 downloads)
Jun
26
Wed
Archaeology in the Classroom @ Jefferson Landing Historic Site
Jun 26 – Jun 28 all-day

Bring archaeology into your classrooms! Explore how archaeologists investigate and interpret past cultures and peoples. Learn the basics of scientific inquiry using archaeological data and how to incorporate hands-on archaeological problem solving activities into classroom settings. Archaeology is a fascinating tool to engage youth in science education.

Participants will discover the past by using data from actual excavations at a historic slave cabin at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest. Since similar sites are found in Missouri, this study is an appropriate case to engage students in history, scientific research methods and archaeological site stewardship. Participants receive instruction in archaeological science for the classroom and a complete curriculum guide.

The workshop includes optional field trips to Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, Missouri State Parks’ Riverside Collections Facility and the University of Missouri’s Museum of Anthropology.

Teachers interested in becoming a Project Archaeology facilitator (enabling you to hold teacher training workshops) are encouraged to register for facilitator training. One additional hour of training per day is required; there is no additional cost.

Optional: One (1) graduate credit hour can be earned through Lindenwood University. Tuition is $75 per hour.

Wed., June 26 & Thurs., June 27 Classroom Instruction (8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.) Jefferson Landing State Historic Site 100 Jefferson St. Jefferson City, MO 65101 Optional facilitator training: 4 – 5 p.m.

Fri., June 28 Optional field trips (8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.) Jefferson Landing State Historic Site and Riverside Collection Facility (Jefferson City, MO) University of Missouri Museum of Anthropology (Columbia, MO)

Instructors: Rachel Campbell, Archaeologist, Missouri State Parks John Peterson, Interpretive Resource Specialist III, Missouri State Museum Amy Rubingh, Archaeologist, State Historic Preservation Office Tiffany Patterson, Director, Missouri State Museum and Jefferson Landing State Historic Site Jaime Henry, Assistant Director, Missouri State Museum Kim Dillon, Cultural Resource Management Section Chief, Missouri State Parks
To register, contact Tiffany Patterson, Director, Missouri State Museum phone: 573-522-6949 email: tiffany.patterson@dnr.mo.gov

Cost is $40 (includes curriculum, materials, snacks). Participants are responsible for their own lunch (several dining options are within walking distance). Registration deadline is June 15, 2019. Enrollment is limited to 25 people.

Jul
22
Mon
Archaeology in the Classroom @ Fort Osage National Historic Landmark
Jul 22 – Jul 26 all-day

Jackson County Parks + Rec invite you to take an exciting trip back in time!

Practice the basics of scientific inquiry using archaeological data. Learn how archaeologists investigate and interpret past cultures and peoples. Finally, learn how to incorporate all of this into your classrooms or other settings. Archaeology is an excellent tool for engaging youth in science education.

Participants will receive full instruction in archaeological science for the classroom and complete curriculum guide and materials.

In this investigation students will use geography, history, and archaeology to learn about a wickiup and the Meskwaki (Sac and Fox) people. Examine historic photographs, artifacts, and maps of the wickiup located in Wisconsin. Students meet a Meskwaki tribal member, through reading a biography and oral histories. Then they “uncover” a real archaeological site, classify artifacts, and infer how the geographic area of Wisconsin shaped the wickiup.
Participants in this workshop will also engage in archaeological fieldwork (optional) at Fort Osage National Historic Landmark.

Optional: up to 2 graduate credit hours can be taken from Lindenwood University. Tuition is $75 per hour.

Schedule:
July 22-23 (8:30-4:00): Fort Osage Education Center Fort Osage National Historic Landmark 107 Osage Street Sibley, MO 64088
July 24(8:30-4:00): Truman Home and Independence
July 25-26(8:30-4:00) [optional]: Fort Osage for fieldwork

Instructors: Gail Lundeen, Missouri Project Archaeology Coordinator Patrick Salland, Living History Interpreter, Fort Osage National Historic Landmark Virginia Wulfkuhle, Kansas Project Archaeology Coordinator Mark Adams, Truman Library Education Director Sally Bell, Missouri Project Archaeology Facilitator Erica White, Museum Manager, AtkinsJohnson Farm & Museum

Deadline: July 8, 2019

Contact:
Stephenie Thompson
Phone: 816-229-8980 x 107 E-mail:
slthompson@jacksongov.org