Think Like an Archaeologist

by  Royal BC Museum (Canada)

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Archaeologists use historical thinking and scientific methods to understand the past. This virtual, interactive learning program with a museum educator explores how archaeologists think and work in the field using images, videos and objects from the Royal BC Museum. Together we’ll explore what archaeology can teach us by practicing the inquiry, analyzing and communication skills archaeologists use when examining objects and landscapes and working with living descendent communities.

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About This Program


Point to Point: $120.00


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, Homeschool/Family Public Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

Flat rate pricing includes a maximum of 30 participants for optimum interactivity. In special circumstance we can accommodate two groups to a maximum of 50 participants (joining from less then 40 locations)

Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

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

Booking Information

Wednesday's 9:00 am, 10;30 am, and 1:00 pm PST.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

100% within 48 hours
50% 24 hours or less
0% day of

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Royal BC Museum (Canada)

Victoria, British Columbia

Can’t get here in person? No problem. If you have access to a computer with a camera, a wired high-speed internet connection, a large screen and sound, we can deliver a Digital Field Trip to you and your learners! Digital Field Trips are live, two-way, interactive virtual learning experiences. We can see and hear you, and you can see and hear us. Digital Field Trips are inquiry-based and staff led. 

We can adapt Digital Field Trips for different grade ranges, home learners, or for adult, senior, community-group or post-secondary audiences.

RBCM Learning Department

Program Details


1. Introductions to the Royal BC Museum, the presenter, and an overview of the program.
2. Common artifacts found in BC archaeology sites (PowerPoint Images)
3. Examine examples of artifacts as primary sources (museum collection shared through document camera)
4. Explore elements of an archaeology site in BC (video)
5. Classroom activity (in a group or pairs students use archaeology thinking to complete a task)


• Practice observing and asking questions like an archaeologist
• Examine objects as primary sources of evidence of the history of First Peoples
• Appreciate the antiquity and diversity of Indigenous cultures in BC

Standards Alignment

State Standards

BC Curricular Connections: Grades 3-6 Social Studies and Science, examples of Big Ideas, Content, and
• Social Studies 3 Big Idea – Learning about indigenous peoples nurtures multicultural awareness and respect for diversity
• Social Studies 7 Content – Scientific, philosophical, and technological developments
• Science 3-7 Competencies – Questioning and predicting, planning and conducting, Processing and analyzing data and information & evaluating

First Peoples Principle of Learning:
• Learning recognizes the role of Indigenous knowledge