We have gathered a number of tools that may prove useful to teachers and educators. The following links will take you to PDF’s of their listed topics.
In addition we have prepared a lesson plan for educators. The Bamburgh Research Project helped Creative Arts Charter School develop section three, the Archaeology Project.
The entire unit of teaching takes 8 weeks. It was prepared for students aged around 11-13. It can be modified for other age groups. The link to the full unit can be found here: Layers of the Earth
See below for an outline of the unit contents as well as pictures from our archaeology day.
If any educators want additional instructions related to the unit or the powerpoint presentation that accompanies the archaeology lecture day please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Layers of Me Project
Ages 11-13 (can be modified for other ages)
Essential question: How does my presence on the Earth contribute to the layers of history?
Lessons, Projects and Activities:
1. Creating a base of knowledge.
A. History Alive Units 1-2 will be used to create a base of knowledge for students to begin to understand terms and background.
B. “Becoming Human: Unearthing Our Earliest Ancestors” PBS Video on NOVA
C. Artifact Project: I Am A Layer of History
D. Hominid Posters/Concentric Circles
2. Hominids Group Project (Displayed at Exhibition of Learning #1)
A. Concentric Circles
B. Group Diorama
C. Writing Group Essays
D. Diorama/Essay Presentation
3. Archeology Project
A. Guest Lecturers (Archeologists teach students about their project and how archaeologists work.) The Bamburgh Research Project, Bradford Kaims archaeology. http://hirstparkmiddle.org/index.php/kaims-video
B. Archaeological Dig at the beach.
C. Archaeology continues at school with preparing and documenting finds.
D. Building Shelters (to be water resistant)
E. Sketching the finds
F. Math Project: grid locations/finds locating
4. Layers of the Earth Project (Displayed at Exhibition of Learning #2)
A. Students study layers of the Earth in Science
B. Students learn to make layers in Photoshop
C. Create Handmade book to give to book buddies teaching them Layers of the Earth. Photoshop pages on the inside, watercolor and Sharpee covers.
5. Current Affairs (students present Tues./Thurs. current affairs related to what we are studying in class.)