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Archive of Archaeology Lesson Plans
Welcome to the Maryland Archive of Archaeology Lesson Plans. This page was made to provide a resource for educators who want to use archaeology to engage their students in lessons about culture, history, language, art, science and a multitude of other disciplines and topics. All lesson plans on this page work with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Curriculum Standards.
Introduction to Archaeology Mapping
Introduction to Archaeology & Stratigraphy
Scientific Steps Taken by Archaeologists in the Field
Teaching the Archaeological Process
Archaeology at Dowden's Ordinary PowerPoint Presentation
Layer Interpretation Report
Maryland Native American Pottery
Interpreting Artifacts and Archaeology
Introduction to Archaeology Jigsaw Insert
The Maynard Burgess House Site was excavated by the Department of Anthropology, Univeristy of Maryland, College Park, Maryland. The photographs from this site are compliments of the Department.
This archaeology curriculum module was created by Tara L. Tetrault (Copyright 1995; 2001) and is based on an excavation of a free African American household in Annapolis, Maryland (completed by the University of Maryland in College Park). Teachers use the module to engage children in interpreting the past by completing activities that mimic the kinds of things archaeologists did on the site. Students analyze the history, identify objects that represent the artifacts found at the site and learn to interpret some data found on the site. This module teaches students something about archaeology, African American culture, as well as material culture. This exercises enables students to participate in the scientific investigation and the interpretation process that archaeologists use in the field and laboratory.
Order the Maynard Burgess House Archaeology Curriculum Module