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This guide, a revision of the 1985 manual, Archeology Is More than a Dig, is designed to help teachers use archaeology in the classroom and can be used with several disciplines to integrate learning in the elementary classroom. Designed for fifth-grade students, the lessons can be adapted to fit the appropriate skill level of students. Divided into eight sections, section 1, "Archaeology and Archaeologists," discusses the discipline of archaeology and how and why people become archaeologists. Section 2, "Doing Archaeology," explains how archaeology is done, from survey to excavation to analysis and interpretation. Section 3, "Cultures of the Past," is a summary of the prehistoric and historic cultures in southern Arizona. Section 4, "Teaching Archaeology," discusses concepts that can be emphasized in the classroom. Section 5, " Protecting Our Heritage," discusses the responsibilities of all citizens in protecting the past. Section 6, "Resources," includes an annotated list of suggested reading and audiovisual materials, as well as references used in preparing the text. Section 7, "Glossary," defines archaeological terms. Section 8, "Activities," includes instructions for activities that can be used in the classroom and answers to questions on illustrations for sections 1 and 2. (EH)

Descriptors: Ancient History, Anthropology, Community Characteristics, Cultural Background, Culture, Elementary Education, Grade 5, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Material Culture, Social Studies, Teaching Guides

Cooper Environmental Science Campus, Tucson Unified School District, P.O. Box 40400, Tucson, AZ 85717; telephone: (520) 743-7422.

Autor: Gregonis, Linda M.; Fratt, Lee


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