ERIC Number: ED467384
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
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Archeology as Family Recreation: The Passport in Time Program.
Geiger, Brian F.
Passport in Time (PIT), a volunteer program of the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, is an excellent recreational learning experience. Families work side-by-side with professional archaeologists and historians to excavate, record, and restore historic and prehistoric sites across the United States. In addition, families conduct library research, organize archival data, and produce interpretive brochures. This paper recounts one summer's experiences with PIT when members of a single family gained a new understanding of human history. (Author/BT)
Descriptors: Archaeology, Discovery Processes, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Family Involvement, Recreational Programs, Social Studies
Passport in Time Clearinghouse, P.O. Box 31315, Tucson, AZ 85751-1315. Tel: 520-722-2716; Fax: 520-298-7044; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.passportintime.com/.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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