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Project Archaeology > Past Workshops
 

 

2011 Teacher Workshop

The 2011 NH Project Archaeology Teacher Workshop took place May 13th at the Nashua Historical Society in Nashua, NH. Presented by the NH Division of Historical Resources, the NH State Conservation and Rescue Archaeology Program and the Nashua Historical Society, this teacher workshop offered interdisciplinary lessons in social studies, math, science, art, communication and language arts. It provided a means to increase environmental awareness, higher-level thinking skills, stewardship values and multi-cultural appreciation.

Ten educators from New Hampshire plus two educators from Massachusetts spent the day at the Nashua Historical Society doing hands-on activities from the Project Archaeology Teacher's Activity Guide. The activities covered fundamental concepts in archaeology with lessons such as, "Why is the Past Important?", "Culture Everywhere", and "It’s in the Garbage". During the workshop guest speaker Edna Feighner, NH Division of Historical Resources archaeologist presented on “The Archaeology of Place – 14,000 Years of History in 60 Minutes”.

The participants left with a wealth of information on how to properly introduce students to archaeology and left with everything they needed to start implementing this interdisciplinary and interactive subject into their classrooms. Workshop leaders were Sheila Charles, Archaeologist and Educator, and Tanya Krajcik, Archaeologist for the NH Division of Historical Resources.

Project Archaeology Teacher Workshop Project Archaeology Teacher Workshop

Project Archaeology Teacher Workshop

Project Archaeology Teacher Workshop

 

2010 Teacher Workshop

2010 Project Archaeology Teacher Workshop

The 2010 Project Archaeology Teacher Workshop was successful! Presented by the NH Division of Historical Resources, the NH State Conservation and Rescue Archaeology Program and the White Mountain National Forest, this teacher workshop offered interdisciplinary lessons in social studies, math, science, art, communication and language arts. It provided a means to increase environmental awareness, higher-level thinking skills, stewardship values and multi-cultural appreciation.

Seventeen educators from all over NH spent the day at the White Mountain National Forest’s new headquarters in Campton, NH doing hands-on activities from the Project Archaeology Teacher's Activity Guide. The activities covered fundamental concepts in Archaeology with lessons such as, "Why is the Past Important?", "Culture Everywhere", and "Chronology: The Time of My Life". During the workshop participants learned about “Archaeology in Alaska’s Rainforest” through guest speaker, Terry Fifield, WMNF archaeologist. Terry also treated everyone to a flint-knapping demonstration and those who were brave enough tried out making stone tools themselves!

The participants left with a wealth of information on how to properly introduce students to archaeology and had everything they needed to start implementing this interdisciplinary and interactive subject into their classrooms. Workshop leaders were Sheila Charles, Archaeologist and Educator, and Tanya Krajcik, Archaeologist for the NH Division of Historical Resources.

WMNF Archaeologist, Terry Fifield

For additional pictures of the Workshop
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2010 Project Archaeology participant

 

2009 Project Archaeology Teacher Workshop

Eleven New Hampshire Educators gathered at Manchester Historic Association's Millyard Museum for the workshop. The teachers spent the day doing hands-on activities from the Project Archaeology Teacher's Activity Guide. The activities covered fundamental concepts in Archaeology with lessons such as, "Why is the Past Important?", "Culture Everywhere", and "Chronology: The Time of My Life". After the workshop the teachers were treated with a guided tour of the museum.

The participants left the workshop with a wealth of information on how to properly introduce students to archaeology and had everything they needed to start implementing this interdisciplinary and interactive subject into their classrooms.

The following photographs and participant feedback quotes are from the Project Archaeology Teacher Workshop held on April 3rd, 2009 at Manchester Historic Association's Millyard Museum

2009 PA Workshop

"Fantastic presentation! Loved all the archaeological awareness & great classroom activities!"

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"Great job on exciting us with archaeology. Can't wait to try some of the lessons"

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"Excellent progression of material & information. Do-able activities. Reasonable cost AND you fed us!"

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"A very interesting workshop! Opened up new possibilities"

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"I had FUN today as I was learning. I loved the hands on activities"

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"All the lessons were fantastic! I was made more aware of artifacts and protocol"

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The following photographs were taken during the Project Archaeology Teacher Workshop held on April 11th, 2008 at the Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum

Project Archaeology Teacher Workshop ParticipantsState Archaeologist Richard Boivert presenting an introduction to NH archaeology

Atlatl throwing lessonAtlatl throwing lesson

Project Archaeology Coordinator Tanya Kress throwing an atlatlWorkshop participants working on an archaeology lesson

Workshop participants working on an archaeology lessonMount Kearsarge Indian Museum director Krista Katz giving a tour of the museum

 
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