Archaeology Workshop for NH Teachers

Third- through eighth-grade teachers interested in adding archaeology to their teaching toolkits are invited to attend a Project Archaeology Teacher Workshop on Friday, April 3, 2009, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Millyard Museum in Manchester, NH. Enrollment is limited. Early registration is recommended.

Presented by the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources (NHDHR), the New Hampshire State Conservation and Rescue Archaeology Program (SCRAP) and the Manchester Historic Association Millyard Museum, this teacher workshop offers interdisciplinary lessons in social studies, math, science, art, communication and language arts. It provides a means to increase environmental awareness, higher-level thinking skills, stewardship values and multi-cultural appreciation.

The workshop includes:

* Presentations by archaeologists and educators who are certified Project Archaeology facilitators
* Hands-on guidance through lessons which include the process of archaeology and issues in the preservation of experiential techniques
* Instruction in experiential techniques
* Information about New Hampshire’s unique archaeological record
* Hands-on activities and classroom materials
* A copy of Intrigue of the Past: A Teacher’s Activity Guide for Fourth through Seventh Grades, which includes 28 lessons that teachers can immediately implement in classrooms
* A guided tour of the Manchester Historic Association’s Millyard Museum

Archaeologist and educator Sheila Charles and NHDHR Archaeologist Tanya Kress will lead the workshop.

Cost for the workshop is $36. Preregistration and prepayment is required and must be received by March 20. The number of participants is limited, so prompt registration is recommended.

To preregister, visit the NHDHR website, www.nh.gov/nhdhr, and click on the “Project Archaeology” link on the right. For additional information about the workshop, contact Tanya Kress, NHDHR, tanya.kress@dcr.nh.gov, 603-271-6568.

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