For Educators

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Engage learners with award-winning inquiry-based curricula that meets Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Our high quality, interactive curricula can be accessed through our professional development.

Project Archaeology teaches four enduring understandings: 

  1. Understanding the past is essential for understanding the present and shaping the future.
  2. Learning about cultures, past and present, is essential for living in a pluralistic society and world.
  3. Archaeology is a systematic way to learn about past cultures.
  4. Stewardship of archaeological sites and artifacts is everyone’s responsibility.

Find Curriculum For Your Area

Project Archaeology curriculum features a REAL archaeological site and authentic data for every region and classroom need. These materials are ideal for grades 3 through 12.

Wow, I already have plans for your curriculum! I love it! During our PIR days, our school had two main objectives – Incorporating Native American studies across the curriculum, and writing. Your work covers BOTH…Our theme for the month of September is a “persuasive” paper. I have been struggling to come up with a meaningful topic for sixth graders… until now. This is perfect and so meaningful and relevant to our study of ancient civilizations…my recent exposure to the Anzick site has touched me deeply and inspired me to learn more! I’m truly excited about what lies ahead, and am so grateful for your collection of work that you have shared with me and other educators.

6th grade teacher, Montana

NEW – Investigating a Roman Villa

Discover Roman history through evidence from archaeological sites near Pompeii! In this curriculum, students examine rooms, coins, and frescoes through an inquiry-based tour of a luxury villa.

Explore a day in the life of Roman Emperor Nero! Pompeii and the nearby villas at Oplontis offer a glimpse into the daily life of Romans as well as Rome’s elite. Through archaeology students explore the material remains of Roman culture to learn about geography, history, and art.

  • Learn the Latin terms for the rooms in a Roman villa by playing a murder mystery game.
  • Create a mosaic! Students identify lines of symmetry and solve a real-world problem.
  • Close-read Pliny the Younger’s eye-witness accounts of the Mount Vesuvius eruption.

Help Project Archaeology Save the World

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.