ERIC Number: ED438220
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Aztec Ruins National Monument. Teacher's Guide, Grades 4-7.
Nichols, Theresa, Comp.
This teacher's guide is for educators in classrooms, outdoor education, youth groups, scouting, and after-school programs to teach about the Aztec Ruins National Monument (New Mexico). The teaching materials in the guide support the New Mexico educational standards in science, social studies, language arts, mathematics, and art. Since the guide's aim is to stimulate use of the Monument by educators, lesson procedures require that users either visit Aztec Ruins or borrow the trunk of replica artifacts from the monument to use in the classroom. Each lesson in the guide encourages students to explore some aspect of the people and remains of Aztec Ruins, while addressing curriculum needs in a variety of subjects. Each lesson contains background information that will help teachers use the lesson with students. Short biographies of archaeologists who have worked at the site provide additional information about the scientific exploration of Aztec Ruins. The glossary at the end of the guide defines key words used throughout the text, and the reference section recommends resources for educators and students for further study. Lessons in the beginning section of the guide assume that the educator and students have had little experience or study of archaeology and past cultures. Lessons in the intermediate and advanced sections increase in complexity in terms of interest, knowledge, and application of archaeological concepts. (BT)
Descriptors: Archaeology, Built Environment, Cultural Centers, Field Trips, Heritage Education, Historic Sites, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Middle Schools, Outdoor Education, Parks, Social Studies, Student Educational Objectives
Aztec Ruins National Monument, P.O. Box 640, 84 County Road 2900, Aztec, NM 87410. Tel: 505-334-6174; Fax: 505-334-6372; e-mail: AZRU_front_desk@nps.gov; Web site: http://www.nps.gov/azru/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Phillips Petroleum Company, Bartlesville, OK.; New Mexico State Office of Cultural Affairs, Santa Fe. Museum of New Mexico.; Western States Arts Federation, Santa Fe, NM.; Statistical Research, Inc., Westfield, NJ.
Authoring Institution: National Park Foundation, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico