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Archaeologists Learning Path

By D McDaid

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


Archaeology of the Classroom: What will survive? 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

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 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

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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