teachers in training
|The Bureau of Land Management
(BLM) of the United States Department of the Interior has developed the Cultural Heritage
Education Program to teach school children about America's rich and diverse cultural
heritage. The program builds on children's interest in the past to enhance their skills in
science, math, higher-order thinking, and communication. Based on Utah's archaeology
education program entitled "Intrigue of the Past," Project Archaeology is
sponsored by the BLM's Cultural Heritage Education Program. The ultimate goal of Project
Archaeology is to educate students to take thoughtful and responsible actions to preserve
our archaeological heritage.
Project Archaeology is implemented through workshops where teachers learn how to use archaeology as an exciting way to capture students' attention while teaching a variety of subjects. Central to Project Archaeology's success is the team of workshop facilitators made up of archaeologists and educators, who lead participants through the Project Archaeology guidebook, Intrigue of the Past: A Teacher's Activity Guide for Fourth through Seventh Grades by Shelly J. Smith, Jeanne M. Moe, Kelly A. Letts, and Danielle M. Paterson (United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 1993).
Please contact Bonnie Gums (251-460-6562) or the South Alabama Research and Inservice Center (251-380-2741) for information on future Project Archaeology workshops.
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