Archaeology. Can You Dig It? Spectrum Grades 6 -7. iMovie Goes Here. “Culture does not determine a child’s ability or intelligence, but it can produce many different ways of knowing and learning.” - unknown. Lesson 1:
Can You Dig It?
Spectrum Grades 6 -7
iMovie Goes Here
does not determine
a child’s ability
but it can produce many different ways
Tomb Invasion Simulation!
Archaeology-Can You Dig It?
You Tube Video:
Frederick Douglass Slave Village Uncovered
This is a cheap and easy way to keep unfamiliar words on hand. Students write the word on one side and the definition on the opposite. The cards can be color-coded in alphabetical order, and text can also be typed, printed, and glued to the cards.
Two students from Tuscarora High School assisted me for a week to remove sod, create a grid, and document and bury 120 artifacts within the site. The grid was then removed, and I waited for the students to arrive.
Harper Park Archaeological Dig Site
This is a picture of the dig site taken by our principal, Mr. Shipp, from the roof of our school.
Students are actively engaged at the dig site.
The staff members donated items from their travels, and the students were thrilled with every discovery.
Dig site tools & materials were donated from local businesses. We spent 3 class periods excavating.
Dig Site: All work…and some play made for a great three days of excavating at the dig site. This hands-on project was one of the highlights of our unit on archaeology…but the best was yet to come!
Faces of the World
What are the key elements of a culture?
Students are provided with time to think independently.
Next, the students at each table pair up and discuss their thoughts by recording their ideas on sticky notes.
Finally, each group shares their chart depicting the key elements with the rest of the class.
It’s the birth of a cultural
This is the musical instrument known in the English language
The Flabawabian Culture
Materials ranged from plaster craft, to poster artwork, to purchased items of adornment.
Provides students with options to self-select tasks associated with multiple intelligences
Create a Culture:
Provides examples of each cultural universal.
“ If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.”
- John. F. Kennedy
In order to reach consensus and make decisions regarding the class culture, students readily use the remotes to cast their vote. The remotes also serve to provide anonymity for students.