Resources For Educators
The resources below are not part of the Southern Maine Archaeology Resource’s offerings, but are important learning resources that we would recommend:
The Archaeological Institute of America offers lesson plans for educators and also hosts various virtual lectures throughout the year which are free to the public.
The National Park Service hosts a series of lesson plans and activities for teachers. The Museum Management Program through the NPS has a compilation of lesson plans revolving around teaching with museum collections.
The Society for American Archaeology hosts a number of lesson plans and activities for learners K-12 as well as for Post-Secondary education.
Activities and Lesson Plans:
- Written Clues about the Past (Grade 3)
- Teaching Archaeology Sampler (Grades 3-12)
- Teaching the Concept of the Past (Grades 4-8)
- What do you see? (Grades 3-6)
- Gridding an Archaeological Site (Grade 5)
- Tools and Utensils: How is this used? (Grades 5-8)
- Archaeology from Above (Grades 6-8)
- Site Formation in Archaeology (Grades 6-8)
- Using Photographs to Study the Past (Grades 7-8)
- History Beneath the Sea: Nautical Archaeology in the Classroom (Grades 9-12)
- An Exercise in Seriation Dating (Grades 9-12)
Archaeology in the Community has compiled a list of books targeted at students K-12 to introduce students to archaeology.
The Brick Store Museum also has a growing library of curriculum kits that are available on request.