ERIC Number: ED195399
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Environmental Approaches to Prehistory/Archaeology. Activities Designed to Supplement a Course in North American Prehistory/Archaeology at the Junior High or High School Level. Curriculum Series, Number 2.
Carpenter, James C.; Fraser, Kathryn M.
Presented are 17 activities designed to supplement junior or senior high school studies in prehistory and archaeology. Stressed throughout the manual is the changing relationship between humans and the environment. The learning experiences fall into three categories: (1) how we study prehistoric cultures, (2) how prehistoric peoples lived, and (3) why we value prehistory. Activity plans list the concept and objectives, describe the procedure, provide discussion questions, and present suggestions for related activities and references. Typical among the lessons are "Trash Can Dig," an excavation of a trash can using archaeological materials; "Mammoth Hunt," in which students act out a prehistoric hunt; and "Bandelier," a simulation game that investigates issues in cultural resources management. Also included is an annotated bibliography of resource materials and teacher aids. Several listings relate to the archaeology and prehistoric peoples of Kentucky, Illinois and surrounding states. (WB)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art Activities, Cultural Education, Environmental Education, Instructional Materials, North American History, Outdoor Education, Science Education, Secondary Education, Social Studies
Center for Environmental Education, Murray State University, Murray, KY 42071 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Murray State Univ., KY. Center for Environmental Education.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to copyright restrictions.