Intrigue of the Past: Discovering Archaeology in Arizona supports the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, and Science. The guide supplements Intrigue of the Past: A Teacher’s Activity Guide for Fourth through Seventh Grades. The interdisciplinary lessons within Discovering Archaeology in Arizona facilitate literacy instruction across the content areas while also promoting the development of critical thinking skills. Lessons include problem solving, scientific inquiry, observation-inference, cooperative learning, and citizenship skills as students learn about the people ofArizona’s past and present. This curriculum uses information about different groups of people residing inArizona throughout history. Developing an understanding of the importance of stewardship of archaeological sites through the appreciation of the lives of people who previously occupiedArizona is the goal. Archaeology, an interdisciplinary field, provides a natural integration of science with language arts, mathematics, social studies, and history.
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