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Archaeology Canada and the Ontario Curriculum

Chapter 1 - What is Archaeology?

Junior (grades 4-6) Intermediate (grades 7-8)
Writing - produce pieces of writing using a variety of forms
-frequently introduce vocabulary from other subjects
Oral/Visual - contribute ideas to help solve problems and listen and respond constructively to the ideas of others when working in a group
-use constructive strategies in small group discussions;
-follow up on others' ideas and recognize the validity of different points of view in group discussions and problem solving activities.

Social Studies/History
-ask pertinent questions to obtain information; identify and compare design and technology in early civilizations;
-communicate information about early communities
-examine the impact of early civilizations
-communicate the results of inquiries for specific purposes
Information Studies
-analyze, classify and interpret information
-build a knowledge base from a variety of sources
-evaluate definitions
-examine media works for usefulness, validity and effectiveness, identifying bias, inclusiveness, stereotyping, intent, credibility
-develop subject webs
-use references and cross references
-to expand approaches to a topic, use role play to explore ideas during research process

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10

The Palaeo Period
(up till 9000 B. P.)
The Archaic Period
(9000 - 3000 B.P.)
The Woodland Period
(3000 - 300 B.P.)
The Historic or Post-Contact Period
( 300 B.P. - Present)
Archaeology Canada and the Ontario Curriculum
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