ERIC Number: ED480027
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Escalante Pueblo Curriculum: An Educator's Guide to the Exhibits and Sites at the Anasazi Heritage Center.
Craig, Suzan M. W.
Colorado's residents are reminded of the land's past residents, the Northern San Juan Ancestral Puebloans. Their artifacts are encountered throughout the state. What can people learn from the Ancestral Puebloans about how to live on this landscape? The "Escalante Pueblo Curriculum" is designed to enhance a teacher's options for educational activities at the Anasazi Heritage Center (Dolores, Colorado). The curriculum's broad learning goals are to help students: appreciate why archaeology and site conservation are important; understand the processes archaeologists use to study and interpret past people and lifeways; and picture the day-to-day life of the Northern San Juan Ancestral Puebloans. The curriculum is divided into four parts: (1) "The Field Trip Core" (Museum Adventures; Family Life: Listening to How People Lived; Gallery Walk: Learning from the Main Gallery Exhibits; Ancient Neighbors: Touring Dominguez and Escalante Sites); (2) "In-Depth Thematic Sections" (Pueblo Culture--Experiencing the Lifeways of a People; Corn Is Life: A Weave of Religion, Economy, and Community; A Sense of Place: Perceiving the Landscape); (3) "The Nurturing Environment--Discovering Relationships between People and Nature" (Feathered Friends: Bird Watching and Views on Birds; Nature's Harvest: Investigating Plants and Their Uses); (4) "Archaeology in Action Doing and Thinking Archaeology Science" (Why Build on the Hill?: Inquiring about Escalante; Context and Clues: Analyzing Rooms with Artifacts; and Mapping and Measuring: Estimating Population through Site Area). Contains four appendices: standards information, a glossary, annotated bibliography and readings, and teacher evaluation form. (BT)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Archaeology, Curriculum Enrichment, Field Trips, Heritage Education, Intermediate Grades, Material Culture, Middle Schools, Museums, Primary Sources, State Standards, Student Educational Objectives, Thematic Approach
Bureau of Land Management, Anasazi Heritage Center, 27501 Highway 184, Dolores, CO 81323. Tel: 970-882-4811; Fax: 970-882-7035. For full text: http://www.co.blm.gov/ahc/epc.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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Identifiers - Location: Colorado