Utah Project Archaeology
Southern Utah University
351 W. University Blvd.
Cedar City, UT 84721
BLM Utah State Office
440 West 200 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101-1345
Girl Scouts of Utah
Friends of Cedar Mesa
Utah Division of State History
Friends of Cedar Mesa
Professional Development Workshop
Investigating Rock Art
October 5 & 6, 2018
Smith’s Marketplace – Saratoga Springs
This course will introduce participants to the Project Archaeology: Investigating Rock Art curriculum guide, designed to improve social studies, science, and language arts skills through the investigation of an authentic archaeological site. Teachers will experience the curriculum as a learner and see how best to implement concepts in their classroom. After going on a field trip to rock art sites around Lake Mountain and interviewing a Native American representative, workshop participants will develop a curriculum directly relevant to their local history.
- Participate as a learner in Project Archaeology: Investigating Rock Art Instruction
- Explore scientific inquiry as a part of archaeology
- Discover the past through evidence from a rock art site.
- Transform perceptions of cultures past and present by studying archaeological sites.
- Develop a new lesson specific for investigating rock art in the Lake Mountain area
Expected Learning Outcomes:
- Ethical Reasoning: Students describe and analyze positions on ethical issues, apply reasoning about right and wrong human conduct, demonstrate ethical decision-making skills, and demonstrate an evolving ethical self-identity.
- Critical Thinking: Students demonstrate disciplined processes of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action.
- Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World: Students demonstrate knowledge of human cultures and the physical and natural world through study in the fine arts, humanities, social and behavioral sciences, life and physical sciences.
- $100 stipend, lunch, field trip, curriculum, and 1 college credit
Sam Kirkley, Utah Project Archaeology
Shawn Lambert, Utah Division of State History
Virgil Johnson, Chairman of the Goshute Tribe
Randy Griffin, Smith Family Archaeological Preserve
Books: Project Archaeology: Investigating Rock Art curriculum guide (provided)
- Social Studies That Sticks by Laurel Schmidt
- “Call before you dig” by Sarah E. Miller. November 17, 2010. http://fpangoingpublic.blogspot.com/2010/11/teachers-call-before-you-dig.html
- “Archaeology and the Common Core: All Hands On Deck” by Jeanne M. Moe, Ed.D.
- Understanding by Design by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe
Grading Rubric: Each participant must be registered for this course on the SUU portal. One credit with a letter grade “A” will be earned by all participants that attend the two-day workshop and complete the final assignment.
TO REGISTER please contact: Samanthakirkley@suu.edu and sign up here.
To qualify for credit, Southern Utah University requires that learners must complete 15 hours of contact time per credit hour in any given course.
Sam Kirkley is the Utah State Coordinator
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