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This eight-week online course allows teachers to use authentic archaeological data to practice the basics of scientific inquiry: observation, inference, evidence and classification.
Educators will learn first hand how to help students apply archaeological concepts as they investigate a shelter using primary data sources such as maps, artifact illustrations, historic photographs and oral histories.
In the classroom, teachers can use the nationally-endorsed Project Archaeology curriculum to fulfill many core requirements in social studies, science, mathematics, language arts and art. Plus, students will discover archaeology and history through engaging hands-on activities. These activities also provide opportunities to reflect on citizenship, build personal ethics and character, and achieve deeper cultural understandings.
Project Archaeology Course Details:
Time: Self-directed with assignments due each Monday (expect to spend 4-5 hours/week on course work)
Grade: Upper elementary teachers (3rd-6th grades)
Cost: $175; includes curriculum guidebook
Credit: Eligible for 2 Southern Utah University credits at a cost of $30 or, for Utah teachers, 1 Cactus credit or 36 relicensure points.