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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 19, 2012

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

Archaeology workshop for teachers: April 20

Educators interested in adding archaeology to their teaching toolkits are invited to participate in “Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter,” a Project Archaeology Teacher Workshop scheduled to take place Friday, April 20, 2012, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at St. Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, N.H.

Cost for the workshop is $45; preregistration and prepayment are required by April 6. The number of participants is limited, so prompt registration is recommended.

Presented by the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources (NHDHR) and the New Hampshire State Conservation and Rescue Archaeology Program (SCRAP), this teacher workshop offers interdisciplinary lessons in history, art, language, mathematics, social studies and scientific inquiry. 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 Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter, a new national curriculum guide for archaeology that is endorsed by the National Council for the Social Studies
  • 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.

The workshop is part of New Hampshire’s “April is Archaeology Month” celebration, which will include lectures, tours and professional development opportunities.

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

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