For the Students: This is an introductory lesson. No prior knowledge needed.
For the Teacher: Before the lesson, the teacher should collect several plastic bags of clean, safe trash: no food, cans, or glass. Each bag ideally, will come from a different location. Examples: office, family home, or movie theater.
Teachers need to be familiar with the Woodland Period in Alabama and with archaeology.
- Teachers may want to read pages 36, 39, 40, 41, and 239 in The Alabama Guide: Our People, Resources, and Government for detailed information about archaeology and the Woodland Period.
Williams, Randall, and Christine Garrett. The Alabama Guide: Our People, Resources, and Government 2009. Montgomery: Alabama Dept. of Archives and History, 2009. 36, 39, 40, 41, and 239. Print.
- Teachers may also wish to read pages 10-13, and 26 & 28, in Alabama: The Making of An American State.
Bridges, Edwin C. Alabama: The Making of an American State. Tuscaloosa, Alabama: U of Alabama, 2016. 10-13, and 26 & 28. Print.
- The following links may also be helpful:
- Creeks in Alabama article from the Encyclopedia of Alabama http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-1088
- Woodland Period article from the Encyclopedia of Alabama http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-1166