An Archeologist's Work
In this content area writing model activity, students read a brief article regarding archaeologists and then respond to 3 short answer questions. Students then use the provided graphic organizer to plan their own content-area paragraph.
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Archaeology: Digging in the Classroom
Students explore how an archaeologist works and makes discoveries. In this archaeology lesson, students participate in a simulation in which they excavate broken pottery. Students use measurement, geometry, and observation skills during...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History
Indicators for Archaeology and Art
Students define what an archaeologist does and how they work. In this United States history lesson, students view a PowerPoint presentation on archaeology and Native American pottery. Students create their own pottery and showcase it for...
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History
Cache: Lesson Plan 3 - Grades 4-5
Should the excavation of what is believed to be the cave of the Lone Woman of San Nicholas Island be allowed to continue? As a practice exercise designed to prepare pupils for a timed writing exam, individuals read two Los Angeles Times...
4th - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Cache: Lesson Plan 2 - Grades 4-6
Class members will dig this activity that has them trying their hand at recovering artifacts. Groups are assigned a section of a sandbox, carefully uncover the artifacts in their section, and then develop theories about who might have...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Social Studies Wonders: An Exploration
Help middle schoolers conduct Internet research and develop a working definition for the discipline of social studies. From a list of websites, they develop classification skills and differentiate between primary and secondary sources....
6th - 7th English Language Arts
Preserving the Treasures of Afghanistan
What would you save? To launch an examination of how the people of Afghanistan protected precious works of art from Soviet and Taliban invaders, participants consider what they would save if invasion was threatened. They then view a...
6th - 8th English Language Arts