Would you like to learn about past and present cultures?
How about ways to improve social studies and science education?
What about experiences that enhance citizenship education to help preserve our archaeological legacy?
32 teachers, 3 presenters and 4 guest speakers joined together on June 22-24, 2011, for a hands-on professional development opportunity at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library in partnership with the Office of the State Archaeologist. The topic of discussion was how to utilize Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter, an acclaimed inquiry-based social studies and science curriculum, in your educational setting.
Iowa history teacher Michael Zahs wowed everyone talking about his experiences reconstructing log houses and shared several original tools of the trade. Lynn, Cherie, and Diane were so knowledgeable about the hands-on archaeological activities that the two and a half days sped by too quickly.
To learn more about Project Archaeology contact: Office of the State Archaeologist, 700 Clinton Street Building, Iowa City, IA 52242 or call (319) 384-0561 or http://www.uiowa.edu/~osa/