ERIC Number: ED429916
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Digging into Archaeology. Hands-On, Minds-On Unit Study.
Lesson plans for teaching elementary students about archaeology are provided in this book. The lessons are designed to encourage students to practice the development of critical thinking skills through synthesizing, analyzing, evaluating, hypothesizing, applying, and deductive and inductive reasoning. Lesson and instructional materials, and 13 chapters are organized into five units: (1) "The Archaeological Record"; (2) "Interpreting the Artifacts"; (3) "A Look at Culture"; (4) "What is a Civilization?"; and (5) "Archaeological Dating Methods." Each lesson includes introductory information, and guided and independent opportunities to practice the concepts presented. Student activities and reproducible worksheets are provided. Extension activities and answers to worksheets conclude the text. (MM)
Descriptors: Ancient History, Archaeology, Elementary Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Social Studies
Critical Thinking Books & Software, P.O. Box 448, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-0448, Tel: 800-458-4849 (Toll Free); Fax: 831-393-3277; Web site: http://www.criticalthinking.com ($16.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Illustrated by Ellisa C. Holder.