Archaeology 18: What an Artifact Can Tell You–An Example of Finding a Medieval Coin

An archaeologist uses his recent find of a medieval coin at a dig in Ireland to explain the types of information an artifact of this nature can provide about both its use and where it was found.

Teacher Tools

EdTA Teacher Tool 3: 8th Grade MCA--Pantomime

This teacher tool provides a Theatre Model Cornerstone Assessment for Grade 8 for the artistic processes of Creating, Performing, Responding, and Connecting.

Students will create, rehearse, revise, and present a short pantomime in the form of a story with a beginning, conflict, and ending resolution that expresses meaning, emotion, and character. This pantomime will be done in small groups around a theme that involves solving a community issue (e.g. need for a new park, clean ground water, healthier cafeteria food). Proficiency will be demonstrated through the use of facial expression, gesture, full body movement (stage picture), movement in space (blocking), and cessation of movement (tableau). Although done in small groups, the assessment should be done individually.

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Teacher Tool 285: Arts Integration Activity--Explore Archaeology

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Arts Integration activity combining science, social studies, and music as students learn about and compose a rap song about archaeology.

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Teacher Tool 286: STEAM Activity--Explore Archaeology

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides a STEAM activity combining science and music as students learn about and compose a rap song about archaeology.

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