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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 18, 2013

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

Archaeology workshop for teachers: April 19

Educators interested in incorporating archaeology into their classrooms, including as a way to reach Common Core state standards, are invited to participate in the workshop “Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter,” on Friday, April 19, 2013, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center in Laconia, N.H.

Presented by the N.H. Division of Historical Resources, the N.H. Department of Transportation and the N.H. State Conservation and Rescue Archaeology Program (SCRAP), this teacher workshop offers interdisciplinary lessons in how archaeology can bring history, art, language, mathematics, social studies and scientific inquiry in the classroom.

N.H. State Project Archaeology coordinators Sheila Charles and Tanya Krajcik will lead the workshop. N.H. State Archaeologist, Dr. Richard Boisvert will give a presentation on archaeology in New Hampshire.

The workshop includes:

  • A copy of “Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter,” a 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
  • Information about New Hampshire’s unique archaeological record
  • Many hands-on activities and classroom-ready materials
  • Guided tour of Prescott Farm.

Cost for the workshop is $45; preregistration and prepayment are required by April 5. To learn more and to register, visit 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 Project Archaeology workshop, contact Tanya Krajcik, tanya.krajcik@dcr.nh.gov, (603) 271-6568.

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