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In this technology-based, interdisciplinary study, students will discover how archeology helps us learn about our past. They will navigate the Internet to discover different methods archeologists use and gain an appreciation of the relationship between the past and the present.
Primary Learning Objective(s):
Students will define the term archeology. Students will describe the six methods of archaeology. Students will make inferences and describe relationships between the artifacts archeologists have discovered in Alabama and their conclusions about those artifacts. Students will hypothesize about how an archaeologist of the future might interpret a common contemporary object. Students will recognize artifacts as evidence that supports conclusions about Alabama’s early Indian population.
Additional Learning Objective(s):
Greater than 120 Minutes
Materials and Resources:
Optional: “Lost in Time – Indians of Alabama” VC258976.1 Los, video Stone Amulet by Louise Boggan, 976.1 Bog “Moundville” VC1267976.1 Mou“I Dig Fossils” VC 1360560 IcaTV/VCR
Technology Resources Needed:
Computers with Internet access, printer, MS PowerPoint, word processing software, LCD projector
Students must have rudimentary skills in using online resources. Prior to the lesson, the teacher will need to bookmark the Internet sites and save the slideshow template on the computers the students will be using.
The teacher will assess the slideshow using the attached rubric. The Web Hunt Questions will be checked for accuracy.
Visit Nova's Be An Archeologist and reconstruct an ancient pot. Read Motel of the Mysteries by David Macaulay.
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