Discovering Archaeology in Wyoming


Intrigue of the Past: Discovering Archaeology in Wyoming 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 Wyoming 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 of Wyoming’s past and present. Students learn about specific archaeological sites, the artifacts discovered at them, and how the information demonstrates what life was like for early groups in Wyoming. Developing an understanding of the importance of stewardship of archaeological sites through the appreciation of the lives of people who previously occupied Wyoming is the goal. Archaeology, an interdisciplinary field, provides a natural integration of science with language arts, mathematics, social studies, and history.

Intrigue of the Past: Discovering Archaeology in Wyoming is published by the Bureau of Land Management’s Heritage Program, Project Archaeology.


v                      Table of Contents

vi                     Illustration Credits

vii                    Foreword

viii                   Preface

x                      Acknowledgements

xi                     Introduction to Educators

xii                    How to Use This Book



1                                            The Paleo-Indian People

2                                            The Archaic People

3                                            The Late Prehistoric People

4                                            The Protohistoric People



1                                            Teacher Lesson Plans

2                                            Glossary

3                                            References and Bibliography

4                                            Resources

5                                            Evaluation

6                                            Index