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Archaeologists Learning Path

By D McDaid

5th & 6th class
4 resources in this Learning Path

1

Archaeology of the Classroom: What will survive?

http://www.itsabouttime.ie/Modules/...he-Classroom-%281%29/ModuleOne.aspx Added: 15 Feb 2013 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

Gives pupils a general understanding of archaeology and the work of an archaeologist by doing an imaginary excavation of their classroom.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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SESE History

Strand: Story

Strand unit: Stories

Suggestions for use: Explain the term artefact as a portable object - something you can pick up (Activity Sheet 1). Ask the pupils to name the portable objects in the classroom. They could then explore the different types of artefacts to be found in a classroom and in a room in their homes. They might also explore the idea of artefacts that will rot in the ground and those which will not. This is also closely related to the difference between living things and inanimate objects. Introduce the term ‘archaeologist’ as some one who looks at old things: old buildings and old objects. Name some examples of these for them. Closing Activity: Draw and colour a picture of an artefact in the schoolroom.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Archaeology: Clues from the Past

http://www.amnh.org/explore/ology/a...atures/stufftodo_arch/time_main.php Added: 12 Nov 2012 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Website with a great variety of links - from interviews with archaeologists, creating field journals, time capsules and loads more!

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Suggestions for use: Can be used for study purposes by the class to give a better understanding of archaeology. Very visual website so suitable for IWB or class projector.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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The Work of the Archaeologist

http://uk3.hotpotatoes.net/ex/79109/XTMDJEDD.php Added: 23 Aug 2015 Contributor: Humphrey Healy Resource type: Assessment

An online cloze test for students to reflect on the learning of the work of the archaeologist.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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History

Strand: 1. The Nature of History

Strand unit: 6. Primary & Secondary Sources

Suggestions for use: This is a Cloze Test on The Work of the archaeologist

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: Attribution Creative Commons
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The Work of the Archaeologist

http://uk3.hotpotatoes.net/ex/79109/WIOXMKTQ.php Added: 23 Aug 2015 Contributor: Humphrey Healy Resource type: Assessment

An online multiple choice quiz with 25 questions for students to answer on the work of the archaeologist.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
History

Strand: 1. The Nature of History

Strand unit: 5. Job of the Historian

Suggestions for use: The Work of the Archaeologist - Multiple Choice Quiz

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: Attribution Creative Commons
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