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ERIC Number: EJ770121
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7996
Archaeology, Ethics, and Character: Using Our Cultural Heritage to Teach Citizenship
Moe, Jeanne M.; Coleman, Carolee; Fink, Kristie; Krejs, Kirsti
Social Studies, v93 n3 p109-112 May-Jun 2002
Archaeology is a highly interdisciplinary field. Its main goal is to construct culture histories, but it uses many scientific methods in the process. Ethical dilemmas inherent in archaeology make it a good vehicle for teaching ethics and character in the classroom (Moe 2000). The interdisciplinary nature of the field makes it possible to weave ethics and character throughout the curriculum, using archaeology as a theme. Recognizing the potential of archaeology to teach ethics in a meaningful way, Utah Project Archaeology, the Utah State Office of Education, and the Utah Museum of Natural History formed the Ethics and Archaeology Partnership to explore ways to use archaeology to teach ethics, character, and citizenship in a series of professional development opportunities for Utah educators in grades K-12. This article describes the partnership and the lessons learned by participants.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Utah