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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 4, 2010

Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Cultural Resources
(603) 271-3136
shelly.angers@dcr.nh.gov

Archaeology workshop for teachers April 9

Third- through eighth-grade teachers interested in adding archaeology to their teaching toolkits are invited to attend a Project Archaeology Teacher Workshop on Friday, April 9, 2010, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the White Mountain National Forest Headquarters in Campton, NH.

Cost for the workshop is $36. Preregistration and prepayment is required. The number of participants is limited, so prompt registration is recommended.

Presented by the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources (NHDHR), the New Hampshire State Conservation and Rescue Archaeology Program (SCRAP) and the White Mountain National Forest, this teacher workshop offers interdisciplinary lessons in social studies, math, science, art, communication and language arts. It provides a means to increase environmental awareness, higher-level thinking skills, stewardship values and multi-cultural appreciation.

The workshop includes:

  • Interdisciplinary lessons in social studies, math, science, art, communication and language arts
  • Ways to increase environmental awareness, higher level thinking skills, stewardship values and multi-cultural appreciation
  • Presentation by White Mountain National Forest Archaeologist Terry Fifield
  • Hands-on guidance through lessons which include the process of Archaeology and issues in the preservation of historical resources
  • Instruction in experiential techniques
  • Information about New Hampshire’s unique archaeological record
  • Many hands-on activities and classroom materials
  • A copy of Intrigue of the Past: A Teacher’s Activity Guide for Fourth through Seventh Grades, which includes 28 lessons that teachers can immediately implement in classrooms

Archaeologist and educator Sheila Charles and NHDHR Archaeologist Tanya Krajcik will lead the workshop.

To preregister, visit the NHDHR website, www.nh.gov/nhdhr, and click on the “Project Archaeology” link on the right.

For additional information about the workshop, contact Tanya Krajcik, NHDHR, tanya.krajcik@dcr.nh.gov, 603-271-6568.

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