FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 6, 2011
Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Cultural Resources
Archaeology workshop for teachers: May 13
Third- through eighth-grade teachers interested in adding archaeology to their teaching toolkits are invited to attend a Project Archaeology Teacher Workshop on May 13, 2011 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Nashua Historical Society.
This workshop was originally scheduled to take place on April 1, but was postponed due to weather.
Cost for the workshop is $36. Preregistration and prepayment are 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 Nashua Historical Society, 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 also includes:
- 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
- Presentation by NH State Archaeologist Dr. Richard Boisvert
- 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
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, [email protected], (603) 271-6568.