Learn about the Tinsley family, early western settlers in Montana!

Investigating a Historic Farmhouse teaches students about the lives of the Tinsley family, early western settlers, based on the historic and archaeological research conducted on their homestead in Montana.

Instructions for the Teacher:
The teacher’s document is 28 pages, consisting of background information and four sections corresponding with the student notebook. It includes detailed information about the Tinsley family, especially the time spent in their homestead in mid to late 1800s in Montana. Quadrant maps from the archaeological site at the original location of the Tinsley’s homestead are provided for students.

Student Archaeology Notebook:
The student notebook is 28 pages of articles and activities about the historic homestead of the Tinsley family. Ms. Jackie Thompson, a descendant of the Tinsley family, introduces students to the investigation. Through archaeology, historic records, and oral accounts from descendants students learn about the Tinsley’s move to Montana, family life, and the location and use of the house today.

The password is the first word on page 79 of the Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter curriculum guide.