Thursday, February 7, 2013

2013 Teacher Workshop

The NH Division of Historical Resources and NH Department of Transportation in partnership with Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center is pleased to announce the next Project Archaeology Teacher Workshop to be held on April 19, 2013 at Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center in Laconia, NH. 

The Workshop flyer and registration form are available for download on the NH Division of Historical Resources’ website here:

This year we are introducing a new national curriculum, Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter.  Built on the Understanding by Design curriculum model, Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter is a complete archaeological investigation of a shelter site through nine lessons and a final performance of understanding. Students learn the fundamentals of archaeological inquiry and conduct their own investigation of an archaeological site through maps, artifact drawings, oral histories, and historic photographs. Investigating Shelter curriculum guide is for students in grades 3 and up, however the lessons are specifically designed to fit the Common Core State Standards for grades 3 through 5. This new curriculum is endorsed by the National Council for the Social Studies.  

In addition to the workshop, participants will hear a presentation on archaeology in NH by NH State Archaeologist, Dr. Richard Boisvert and be treated to a guided tour of Prescott Farm.

Past participants are welcome to take the workshop again (you will receive the new workbook, Investigating Shelter).  Space is limited so register early! Registration ends April 5.

Project Archaeology at Boston Museum of Science 2012 Archaeology Fair

Below are photos of the Archaeological Institute of America & Boston Museum of Science 2012 Archaeology Fair. NH Project Archaeology and the NH Archaeological Society were side-by-side inviting visitors to explore the exciting world of archaeology through a variety of interactive activities.
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