The Search For King Richard III - The Archaeological Dig

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The discovery of the remains of King Richard III in early 2013 sparked media attention all over the world. Take a walk through the archaeological site itself and learn about the process behind the excavation, from how the dig site was originally determined to drawing conclusions by piece-by-piece analysis of evidence. Try pausing the video throughout and asking your learners how the archaeologists are making choices to proceed with their excavation based on the evidence encounter.

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Pros

  • Detailed description of process of determining and executing archaeological dig
  • Illustrates important elements of medieval European culture
  • Opportunity to flip online lesson and design your own assessment/additional resources
Cons

  • Very slow-paced video. It may be difficult to keep learners engaged