Investigating the First Peoples, The Clovis Child Burial


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There have been many research projects focusing on the Anzick site near Wilsall, Montana. More recently, there has been DNA analysis of the skeletal remains of a child buried at the Anzick site. The research and news reports on the burial are the focus of the curriculum Project Archaeology: Investigating First Peoples. Students, grades 7-12, gather key ideas and evidence on the archaeological discovery from news articles and discuss the ethical questions raised in the articles. In two lessons and a Final Performance of Understanding students learn that the Anzick Burial reveals how ancient people expressed their love and grief as well as how studying ancient American Indian remains has ethical implications for people living today.

This curriculum is available to download for free via PDF!