Chapter 1 What is Archaeology? Chapter 2 Archaeology as a Research Process
Chapter 3 Surveying the Site and the Soil Chapter 4 The Archaeological Process
Chapter 5 Keeping a Record Chapter 6 How Old Is It?
Chapter 7 Classification and Analysis Chapter 8 Caring for the Past - Conservation
Chapter 9 What Does It All Mean? - Interpretation Chapter 10 Sharing the Past - Publication and Exhibition


HOW  TO  USE ARCHAEOLOGY CANADA

INFORMATION  ABOUT  ARCHAEOLOGY

Information about the archaeological process discussed in each chapter is provided at the beginning of the chapter.  The teacher may use this information as background about the topic for him/herself or for her/his students.  Questions accompany each information page to guide discussion with students.  Answers to questions are provided in the answer key section of each chapter.

GOALS

The knowledge, skills and attitudes to be acquired by students using Archaeology Canada are outlined in each chapter.  Provincial/Territorial curricula expectations and their relation to Archaeology Canada are located in the regional resource documents.

VOCABULARY

Key vocabulary used in each chapter is defined.

RESOURCES

Resources that relate to each chapter are suggested for use by the teacher or interested students.

Resources for each lesson are provided within the documents.

A list of local resources and an annotated bibliography are provided in the regional resource documents.



SUGGESTED  LESSONS


Suggested lessons are provided for each chapter.  The choice is left to the discretion of the teacher about how best to meet the needs of his/her students with the lessons provided.

Junior
Intermediate
Extension

Junior lessons are intended for use:

1) by students in grades 4-6

2) by students who require a concrete approach to ideas

3) as introductory activities for lessons which will include all of junior, intermediate and extension activities in an in-depth unit about archaeology

4) in conjunction with units of study such as Mediaeval, First Nations or European settler life.

Intermediate lessons are intended for use:

1) by students in grades 7-10

2) by students who can move from concrete to abstract concepts

3) as the application phase of "junior" activities, if the teacher wishes to use one activity from each of the junior, intermediate, extension lessons at her/his discretion.

Extension lessons are intended for use:

1) by secondary students

2) by students who approach concepts in the abstract

3) by students who can benefit from a challenge

4) by students who can undertake research

5) as the evaluative phase of a long lesson in which junior, intermediate and extension activities are each used.


EVALUATIVE  STRATEGIES


Evaluative strategies are suggested in each lesson.  They are intended to apply the content of each lesson.   Answer keys and rubrics for marking are provided for each chapter.  Cumulative projects are suggested as summative, authentic assessment tools for the unit (e.g. a Site Report).

DISCUSSION  TOPICS

Discussion topics are suggested to conclude each lesson.  The discussion relates lesson topics to personal experiences.  Ethical issues and ways for students to participate in the protection of archaeological heritage are noted.

RESOURCES

Resources from the Archaeology Canada documents and other resources are noted in each lesson.

Chapter 1 What is Archaeology? Chapter 2 Archaeology as a Research Process
Chapter 3 Surveying the Site and the Soil Chapter 4 The Archaeological Process
Chapter 5 Keeping a Record Chapter 6 How Old Is It?
Chapter 7 Classification and Analysis Chapter 8 Caring for the Past - Conservation
Chapter 9 What Does It All Mean? - Interpretation Chapter 10 Sharing the Past - Publication and Exhibition

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