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School Sleuths Treasure Map

Students are explained how a grid and compass work. They are also explained that archaeologists use grids as a record of the exact location of artifacts. Students define the term datum as a point of reference on grids from which all measurements are taken. They are shown a site to grid and establish a datum point. Students grid objects such as equipment on the playground.

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Resource Details

K - 5th
Social Studies & History
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
45 mins
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
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