What: Online Educator Course
When: Beginning February 5th, 2018 for eight weeks (4 – 5 self-directed hours/week)
Where: ONLINE at your convenience (no set class times)
Who: Upper elementary teachers (3rd – 6th grades)
Credit: 2 graduate credits available for an additional $42.00
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.
Learn firsthand how to help your students apply archaeological concepts as they uncover a shelter from colonial, Native American, frontier, and/or slave life. All while 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. These activities promote citizenship and foster a deeper cultural understanding. This is a ‘must-do’ course that will not only enhance your own understanding of archaeology, but will also provide you with a comprehensive set of lessons for use in your own classroom.
Feel free to teach it as you learn it because you will be able to ask the course instructor questions as you teach the lessons to your own students. Customize your course by choosing which shelter you want to investigate! Do you want to explore a slave cabin, plains tipi, farm house, Jamestown colonial home, wickiup, rock shelter, or earthlodge?
The course is convenient and conducive to a teacher’s busy schedule because you can do the lessons anytime throughout the week.
Participating teachers will receive:
- Convenient online access to professional development
- 2 graduate credits available for $42.00
- 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
Click “Add to cart” at the top left of this page to register online! Registration deadline is January 22nd, 2018.
100% refund of registration fee (minus a 20% admin. fee) will be issued if cancellation request is received by February 5, 2018. 50% refund of registration fee will be issued if cancellation request is received by February 19, 2018. No refunds will be issued for requests received after February 31, 2018.
Course Cancellation Policy
The course is subject to cancellation if the enrollment is less than 10 students. Participants will be notified the day after the registration deadline if the course is cancelled. If Project Archaeology cancels the course then participants will receive a 100% refund.
For questions about registration or course content contact Rebekah Schields (406) 994-6727 firstname.lastname@example.org