Archaeology in the Classroom Workshop – July 11th – 13th, 2018
Bring archaeology into your classrooms! Explore how archaeologists investigate and interpret past cultures and peoples. Learn the basics of scientific inquiry using archaeological data and how to incorporate hands-on archaeological problem solving activities into classroom settings. Archaeology is a fascinating tool to engage youth in science education.
Participants will discover the past by using data from actual excavations at a historic slave cabin at
Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest. Since similar sites are found in Missouri, this study is an appropriate case to engage students in history, scientific research methods, and archaeological site stewardship. Participants receive instruction in archaeological science for the classroom and a complete curriculum guide.
The workshop includes optional field trips to Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, Missouri State Parks’ archaeological collections facility, and the University of Missouri’s Museum of Anthropology.
Teachers interested in becoming a Project Archaeology facilitator (enabling you to hold teacher training workshops) are encouraged to register for facilitator training. One additional hour of training per day is required; there is no additional cost.
To register, contact Tiffany Patterson, Director, Missouri State Museum (573-522-6949) firstname.lastname@example.org
Optional: 1 graduate credit hour can be earned through Lindenwood University. Tuition is $75 per hour.
Download the event flyer here: JeffCity2018-PA-registration.pdf (18 downloads)
Archaeology in the Classroom Workshop – July 23rd – 28th, 2018
The Truman Library and Jackson County Parks + Rec invite you to take an exciting trip back in time!
Practice the basics of scientific inquiry using archaeological data. Learn how archaeologists investigate and interpret past cultures and peoples. Finally, learn how to incorporate all of this into your classrooms or other settings. Archaeology is an excellent tool for engaging youth in science education.
Participants will receive full instruction in archaeological science for the classroom and complete curriculum guide and materials.
During this workshop, participants will discover the past through evidence from a mid-20th century archaeological site at Davis Bottom, a multi-racial, urban, working-class neighborhood. In this investigation, students will use geography, history, and archaeology to learn about a Kentucky shotgun house and the people who lived in it.
The workshop will also participate in activities at the Truman Library and engage in archaeological fieldwork (optional) at the Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum.
Two graduate credits are also available from Lindenwood University. Tuition is $75 per hour.
Fill out and send in the form below to register. Or contact Mark Adams at email@example.com for more information.2018-PA-Independance-Registration.pdf (54 downloads)
Investigating a Pawnee Earthlodge teaches students about a Pawnee shelter called an Earthlodge, the history of their ancestors, and about the Pawnee tribe today through authentic archaeological and historical inquiry.
It includes a brief history of the Pawnee tribe, including details about their livelihood, traditions, and Earthlodge home. Quadrant maps from the archaeological site of a Pawnee Earthlodge in Kansas are provided for students to study and use.
Mr. Warren Pratt, a member of the Pawnee tribe, guides students through the investigation. Through archaeology and oral histories students learn how a site is interpreted, why it is important to today’s communities, and the importance of preserving sites for future generations.