K-12 Archaeology Programs Developed by Educators

Some examples of educators using archaeological resources and or working with archaeologists to teach students new information and various educational skills.

 

  •   world icon American Foreign Academic Research (AFAR)

 Founded by an archaeologist and educator in the Flagler County, Florida Public Schools, this non-profit offers a Maya studies field school for high school students at the Maya sites of Cahal Pech and Baking Pot in the Cayo District of Western Belize.It is open to all high school students through competitive-- but not grade-based-- application process.

 

  •   world icon The 5th Street Cemetery Necrogeographical Study
    This multi-faceted high school project marries archaeological research, historical research, and data management with current GIS, GPS, and surveying technologies.
    Launched in October 2001, the project has focused on two cemeteries located inside the limits of Lewiston, Idaho: Normal Hill Cemetery, the present graveyard, founded in 1888; and the older 5th Street Cemetery site, first used as early as 1862, closed in 1889, and now indistinguishable.
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    News Coverage of this project

     

    Idaho Yesterdays (Vol. 47, No. 1 Fall/Winter 2006)
    Follow the ‘Expanded Features’ link to “Resurrecting a Pioneer Cemetery” for an Acrobat copy of the article.

    Local, State, National, and Disciplinary Recognition

 

Local, State, National, and Disciplinary Recognition
Scroll down to sections on the left related to recognition by education concerns and archaeology concerns.
       2001 SAA Excellence in Public Education Award

Exploring Our Buried Past: Archaeology in the Baltimore County Public Schools (1984-2007)  (1.69. MB)

Invited poster presented by George Brauer and Patrice L. Jeppson in the Anthropology and Education Committee Poster Symposium Organized by Bev Chiarulli and Guven Witteveen, American Anthropological Association annual conference, Washington, DC., 2007.

 

Updated 11/30/11