Educator Resources

Creative Lesson Plans

Here are some lessons that we found on the net and some that our members developed.

TITLEInterpreting Artifacts

Analyzing Artifacts

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The Power of Artifacts

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Orientating Artifacts

Simulated Digs

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Stratigraphy

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Understanding Context

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Drawing Artifacts

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Grids & Artifacts

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Maritime Archaeology

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Site Mapping

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Understanding Point of View

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Case Studies

Iron Nail Study

Probate Inventory

DESCRIPTIONTaking a common object, students explore values of society

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Understanding the relationship of artifacts through a hands-on activity

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A series of three lessons that take students through the process of analyzing

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An activity that stresses location and relationship of artifacts

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Five techniques for conducting a mock dig

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A lesson that introduces the science of reading layers of soil deposits

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Provides an understanding of the vital nature of using a grid system to excavate

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Lessons that teach technical drawing skills

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An activity that allows students to interpretĀ artifact data

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Engaging lesson on underwater recovery without getting wet!

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Drawing techniques for recording location

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Through geometric manipulation students gain an understanding of perspective

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Provided by the National Parks Service

Using science to understand history

Analyzing historic evidence to gain understand of the past

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5-7

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7-12

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4-7

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K-6

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4-7

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6-12

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7-12

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7-12

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4-6

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6-12

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3-6

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11-12

4-9

7-12

Have you found or developed a creative lesson that you’ll share? Let us know:Ā edu@mainearchsociety.org

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