The Academy will focus on the curriculum Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter, an inquiry-based social studies and science curriculum, which guides students through a complete archaeological investigation of shelter.
Project Archaeology instructors are excited to provide you with the professional development you need to use Project Archaeology curricula effectively and make archaeology an engaging and fun way to integrate knowledge across science, social studies, history, math, and language arts. Materials are inquiry-based and provide students with many opportunities to read across the curriculum, to investigate authentic data, and to find solutions for real-world problems. Check below for the next professional development opportunity in your area and sign up now.
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−Online Professional Development (all-day)Feb 11 – Apr 16
What: Online Educator Course
When: Beginning February 11, 2019 for eight weeks (4 – 5 self-directed hours/week)
Where: ONLINE at your convenience (no set class times)
Who: All educators, especially upper elementary teachers (3rd – 6th grades)
Credit: 2 graduate credits available through Southern Utah University
Join us for an exciting trip back in time to investigate archaeology!
You will use this virtual workshop to practice the basics of scientific inquiry (observation, inference, evidence, and classification) using authentic archaeological data. You will learn first hand how to help your students apply archaeological concepts as they investigate a shelter using primary data sources such as maps, artifact illustrations, historic photographs and oral histories. By using this curriculum you will fulfill many Common Core State Standards requirements in social studies, English Language Arts, and math (CCSS alignments). Your students discover archaeology and history through engaging hands-on activities.
Participating teachers will receive:
- Convenient online access to professional development
- 2 graduate credits through Southern Utah University
- Inquiry-based instruction and lessons
- Full instruction in archaeological science for the classroom
- The award-winning curriculum guide, Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter, endorsed by the National Council for the Social Studies
- Access to a database of over 16 shelter investigations
- Instructions for assembling your own classroom materials during the course
Deadline for registration is February 4th, 2019. Click here to register.
*To receive credits for this course, you must begin the registration process with Southern Utah University before February 6th*+Online Professional Development (all-day)