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Module 1: Introduction to Archeology

from Midwest Archeological Center - NPS

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Students will explore the role of archeology within the National Park Service using specific examples from parks in the Midwest Region and projects by the Midwest Archeological Center (MWAC). Presenters will engage participants in thoughtful conversations about the stewardship of cultural resources by the National Park Service through the discussion of artifacts and archeological excavations. 

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Length

~45 min (adjustable time frame)


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Minimum participants:

2

Maximum participants:

99


Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Sciences, Literacy


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)
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Booking Information

Please request this program at least 2 weeks in advance and allow for a technology check at least 24 hours before the program is scheduled. MWAC is available for programming Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm CST.

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Midwest Archeological Center - NPS

Lincoln, NE
United States

The Midwest Archeological Center (MWAC) provides leadership in archeological
resource management. MWAC uses archeological expertise and innovative research
methods to support the National Park Service and partners in documenting, investigating, and preserving cultural resources, data, and collections, with the goal of sharing this information with the public to advance our understanding of history and
human behavior.

Contact:
Rebecca Wiewel
mwac_distancelearning@nps.gov
(402) 437-5392

Program Details

Format

1. Introduction to the Midwest Archeological Center and the National Park Service.
2. Introduce archeology and discuss
3. Complete "What is an Artifact" activity
4. Discuss the importance of archeology, preservation, and stewardship in the Park system

Objectives

Participants will:
- learn about the locations of some Midwest national parks.
- understand the basic definition of archeology.
- explore the role of archeologists in the National Park Service.
- engage in the principles of stewardship and cultural resource management.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.SL.1c -- Ask questions to clear up any confusion about the topics and texts under discussion.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.SL.3 -- Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.2.SL.1 -- Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.2.SL.3 -- Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.3.SL.1 -- Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.3.SL.3 -- Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.4.SL.1 -- Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.4.SL.3 -- Identify the reasons and evidence a speaker provides to support particular points.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.SL.1 -- Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.SL.3 -- Summarize the points a speaker makes and explain how each claim is supported by reasons and evidence.