Investigating Food and Land


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 authentic evidence from archaeological sites and oral histories. In this investigation students will use geography, ecology, history, and archaeology to learn about people's interconnectedness to their landscapes and ecosystems.

Examine artifacts, plant and animal remains, and maps of archaeological sites throughout an area of the Great Basin (this volume). Students use maps, data collecting, and analysis to explore how they get their food today and how people got their food in the past. Students design a menu featuring locally available ingredients.

Fulfill requirements in science, social studies, and language arts. The curriculum supports the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.

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