Project Archaeology State Program

New Mexico

Events in New Mexico
Online Educator Course
Feb 11 – Apr 16 all-day

What: Online Educator Course

When: Beginning February 11, 2019 for eight weeks (4 – 5 self-directed hours/week)

WhereONLINE at your convenience (no set class times)

Who: All educators, especially upper elementary teachers (3rd – 6th grades)

Cost: $175

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*

Project Archaeology Leadership Academy @ Montana State University
Jun 24 – Jun 28 all-day

Interested in connecting kids to the past?

Do you want to bring engaging, cross-curricular materials that teach cultural understanding to teachers in your schools?

Become a leader in cultural heritage education by attending the 10th annual Project Archaeology Leadership Academy!

Project Archaeology is seeking all-star teachers, museum educators, and archaeology educators to receive high-quality professional development to teach Project Archaeology’s acclaimed inquiry-based curricula fulfilling many Common Core requirements.

You will graduate as a Master Teacher and be fully prepared to offer professional development training to your community. Your students will learn critical-thinking skills through engaging inquiry-based lessons that teach cultural understanding.

Project Archaeology Leadership Academy
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT
June 24 – June 28, 2019

Lodging and meals are provided for successful applicants! Travel stipends up to $250 are available. Only a select few will be chosen for this incredible opportunity to protect archaeological sites through education. Come explore a buffalo jump and visit the renowned exhibits and living history farm at the Museum of the Rockies! Graduate credits are available.

2019 Leadership Academy Application (92 downloads)
Shop Curriculum for New Mexico

Jane Childress
BLM Las Cruces Field Office
1800 Marquess Street
Las Cruces, NM 88005-3371

Mollie Toll

Eric Blinman

Laura Hronec
BLM New Mexico State Office

Michael Perry
Farmington Municipal Schools

John Turrietta
Rio Rancho Public Schools

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Thank you for supporting our work to develop culturally relevant curricula, instilling cultural understanding, honoring past and present people, preserving archaeological sites through education. Every donation helps us connect people through our shared past.