Project Archaeology State Program


Events in Nevada

Great Basin Archaeology Teacher Workshop @ California Trail Center
Jun 13 @ 9:00 am – Jun 15 @ 4:00 pm

The course includes an experiential learning trip to a local archaeological site, presentations by indigenous educators, a classroom investigation of a Great Basin Wickiup, and modeled instruction of the lessons in Investigating Shelter from professional archaeology educators. Participants that attend this workshop will be able to transform their classroom into a community of student archaeologists who ask questions, make observations, support their inferences with evidence, analyze primary sources, understand and appreciate diversity and culture, and become caring citizens and stewards.

This course will introduce participants to the Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter curriculum guide, a supplementary science and social studies curriculum unit for grades 3 through 5 (adaptable to upper grades). The unit supports Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in literacy and mathematics, especially through modeling the investigation process. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of archaeology, students can seamlessly integrate science (STEM) with literacy, mathematics, social studies, and history.

Participants will receive a $150 stipend, paid museum fees, lunches, transportation for the field trip, curriculum guides, and certification of 24 contact hours. College credit available for $23/credit.

Registration Deadline: May 8, 2023 – Only 16 spots are available, register today!

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This teacher workshop is sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management, the Institute for Heritage Education, Nevada Gold Mines, and Southern Utah University.

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Dan Broockmann
3900 E Idaho St.
Elko NV, 89801

Gail Omohundro

D’ette Mawson
Northeastern Nevada Museum

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