ERIC Number: ED403186
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Decoding the Past: The Work of Archaeologists.
Art to Zoo: Teaching with the Power of Objects, Nov-Dec 1995
This thematic magazine helps teachers explore archaeology through an introductory article and three lesson plans, one with a student-take-home worksheet. Lesson 1 is designed for group work and involves identification of "artifacts" taken from familiar, contemporary settings, as the students attempt to describe the function of each artifact and to interpret possible associations between artifacts. Lesson 2 uses a whole class demonstration followed by independent seat work as students identify methods archaeologists use to relatively date soil layers and interpret soil profiles. Lesson 3 includes a take-home worksheet (two copies: one in English, one in Spanish) that helps students understand how archaeologists use typology to interpret artifacts as they interpret sample artifacts. The Resource page includes Internet addresses for on-line research. (DQE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.