Project Archaeology Workshop

Instructor: Eric Blinman & Jane Childress

Day: Tuesday & Wednesday
Date: June 25-26, 2013
Time: 9am-5pm
Location:  Lincoln National Forest Supervisor’s Office
Designed for teachers of elementary and middle school age children.
Cost: No Charge

Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter (grades 3-5) and Intrigue of the Past: A Teacher’s Activity Guide for the Fourth through Seventh Grades are formal curriculum tools that support both the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts and Mathematics as well as The Next Generation Science Standards. Eric Blinman, Director of the NM Office of Archaeological Studies and Jane Childress, BLM archaeologist, will offer this archaeology-based workshop for teachers, home-school parents and other adults who love teaching children for two days in June.

The interdisciplinary lessons within Investigating Shelter facilitate literacy and instruction across      content  areas while also promoting the development of critical thinking skills.  Lessons include      problem solving,  scientific inquiry, observation-inference, cooperative learning, and citizenship skills as students link  peoples and cultures of the past and present.  This curriculum uses information about historical lifeways to capture students’ imagination, and the Investigating Shelter activities can be successfully adapted for older students.

Don’t miss this special teacher workshop!  There is NO CHARGE, and you get both books for your participation.  Just bring your lunch, snacks, and a refillable water bottle.  (2 sessions)