Arizona Project Archaeology provides services to educators in three ways:
1. High quality curricular materials that model authentic archaeological inquiry and are directly related to Arizona State Standards
2. Professional development for educators such as classroom teachers, informal educators and archaeologists
3. Support for Arizona Project Archaeology educators through statewide and regional programs, conferences, new materials and networking opportunities
Arizona Project Archaeology is currently constructing a self-paced Investigating Shelter Teacher Workshop in Google Classroom, which will be available Fall 2021. This interactive online course will present each lesson featuring an enduring understanding, essential question, and assessment with teacher tools such as background information, materials list, word bank and interactive exercise. Workshop completion will generate completion certificate for professional development hours. Watch this space!
Having a hard time taking a field trip to Arizona Parks to see archaeological sites? Working with Arizona Parks and Trails, Arizona Project Archaeology has put together ten virtual field trips to sites all over Arizona! In these short videos the classroom can visit Montezuma’s Castle, Riordan Mansion, V Bar V Ranch, Tuzigoot Monument and more! Each video features a Project Archaeology Investigating Shelter lesson, and will be included in the Investigating Shelter Teacher Workshop materials. You will also be able to view them on YouTube soon. Again, watch this space!
Arizona Project Archaeology, with its State and Tohono O’odham Nation partners, are creating an Arizona based curriculum for the Hohokam Pithouse. Students will put on their archaeologist hats and, using historical background information and an Archaeology Notebook with data sources and analytical tools, investigate a Hohokam Pithouse from historical, archaeological and cultural perspectives.
Would you like to try us out? The National Project Archaeology office has some free downloadable lessons here: https://projectarchaeology.org/2020/03/23/free-online-lessons/
We’re interested in hearing from you! What is the best way to get our workshop and news out to you? How can we help you use these lessons in your classroom? Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.