Archaeology has broad educational appeal and application. Not only is it fun for students, but it also can be directly related to a variety of subjects and content standards, such as history, geography, social studies, biology, and science. Archaeology is also a critically important source of information about the human past, offering us a unique perspective on our human identity and our common heritage with people all around the world. The information directory we are creating here is intended to assist teachers in applying archaeology as an instructional tool for their students.
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Here you will find links to activities from various archaeological based resources. These activities are taken directly from their source and their intended purpose is to be used in the classroom.
Field Opportunities for Teachers
In this section, one will find resources related to opportunities for educators to improve their credentials and add experience to their resume.
Resources for educators to use in the field to reinforce the educational content such as worksheets, fact sheets and other activities can be found here.
In this category there are resources which lead directly to either interactive websites, videos or other new interactive interfaces the user(s) can become engaged with archaeological based material.
In this category is where one will find lesson plans about Cultural Heritage and Archaeology. These lesson plans are designed to lead directly to the source so teachers can click on the links,print them off, and use them in the classroom.
In this category, short articles, smaller books and other anecdotal stories about cultural heritage and archaeological based information from teachers and educators spotlight the issues, challenges and rewards of an archaeologically based curriculum.
Power Point Presentations
Archaeology related Power Point Presentations from various cultural heritage and archaeological based organizations. NOTE-Microsoft Power Point is required to view resources.
In this category are links to archaeologically based programs from various organizations. These programs are designed mainly for elementary to high school aged students though some are available for all ages.
In this section, each link leads to webites for further reading and information. This section can be defined as being the main webpage for each link.
Designed distinctly for teachers, these resources can be described as comparable to teacher seminars in which professional opportunities, including re-certification and continuing education, are available. Each workshop is unique to the organization which runs it and is contingent upon the resources available at each organization.