Calendar and Events

May
11
Sat
South Carolina Investigating Nutrition Workshop @ 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 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
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
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 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 (197 downloads)