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Students will learn and discuss how archeologists map sites and why maps are important. They will also learn how archeologists keep track of the spatial information that is gathered during excavation and fieldwork and take part in hands-on mapping activities.

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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


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)
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Booking Information

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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. Introduce the topic of record keeping.
2. Introduce and discuss the concept of the "human footprint".
3. Presentation and activity on site mapping

Objectives

The participants will:
-demonstrate the importance of accurate recording and note-taking in association with mapping.
-understand the effectiveness of site mapping.
-understand the degree of interpretation which accompanies site maps and site understanding.
-develop first-hand experience creating a map of artifact dispersal at an archeological site from evidence supplied.
-learn how to build hypotheses about what happened at certain sites.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.SL.1c -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.1.SL.3 -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.2.SL.1c -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.2.SL.3 -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.3.SL.1 -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.3.SL.1d -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.3.SL.3 -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.4.SL.1 -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.4.SL.3 -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.SL.1 -- Speaking and Listening
ELA-LITERACY -- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.SL.3 -- Speaking and Listening