Archaeology 2: The Science Behind Archaeology

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Ever wondered what happens at an archaeological dig? How archaeologists decide where to dig, how to dig, what tools to use, and how to identify what they find? Learn the answers to these questions and more as you view this archived program featuring archaeologists currently working on a dig in Ireland.

Student Tools

Student Tool 64: Digging Into an Archaeological Dig Worksheet

This student tool is designed to accompany the video above and other videos on our Educate.Today website that deal with archaeology. All videos related to the activity are included in the document. Teacher Tool 279 provides teacher instructions for this activity and is available on the same video pages. This activity is designed to be used with the following Educate.Today videos: Archaeology-1, Archaeology-2, Archaeology-3, Archaeology-4, Archaeology-5, Archaeology-6, Archaeology-7.

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Student Tool 66: Video Reflection Worksheet

Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 318: Sharing Your Insights Through A Reflection Worksheet as part of a classroom or homeschool activity. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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Teacher Tools

Teacher Tool 29: STEM Activity--Rotting Here?

Download this teacher tool for a STEM activity providing students the opportunity to bring their study of archaeology to life through different type of dig locations. This activity can be used with any combination of the following Educate.Today videos: Archaeology-1, Archaeology-2, Archaeology-3, Archaeology-5.

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Teacher Tool 258: Science Behind Archaeology Study Guide

Use this document to learn more about the archived program, "Archaeology 2--The Science Behind Archaeology." Contents include a program description, a program agenda, related curriculum standards, and learning activities designed to help prepare your students for their participation in the program.

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Teacher Tool 279: Digging Into an Archaeological Dig

This learning activity is designed to accompany the video above and other videos on our Educate.Today website that deal with archaeology. All videos related to the activity are included in the document. Student Tool 64 can also be used with this activity and is available on the same video pages. This activity is designed to be used with the following Educate.Today videos: Archaeology-1, Archaeology-2, Archaeology-3, Archaeology-4, Archaeology-5, Archaeology-6, Archaeology-7.

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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. This activity is designed to be used with the following Educate.Today videos: Archaeology-3, Archaeology-4, Archaeology-5, Archaeology-6, Archaeology-7, Archaeology-8, Archaeology-9, Archaeology-10, Archaeology-11, Archaeology-12, Archaeology-13, Archaeology-14, Archaeology-15, Archaeology-16, Archaeology-17, Archaeology-18, Archaeology-19, Archaeology-20.

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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. This activity is designed to be used with the following Educate.Today videos: Archaeology-3, Archaeology-4, Archaeology-5, Archaeology-6, Archaeology-7, Archaeology-8, Archaeology-9, Archaeology-10, Archaeology-11, Archaeology-12, Archaeology-13, Archaeology-14, Archaeology-15, Archaeology-16, Archaeology-17, Archaeology-18, Archaeology-19, Archaeology-20.

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Teacher Tool 306: Arts Integration Activity--Expressing Understanding Through Drama

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Arts Integration activity giving students the opportunity to share their understanding of the subject matter of the video through drama. This teacher tool could be used with any Educate.Today video(s) you our your students choose.

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Teacher Tool 307: Arts Integration Activity--Expressing Understanding Through a Graphic Novel

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an arts integration activity giving students the opportunity to share their understanding of the subject matter of the video through the creation of a graphic novel. This activity could be used with any Educate.Today video(s) of your or your students' choice.

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Teacher Tool 318: Cross Curricular Activity--Video Reflection

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to complete a reflection worksheet to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.

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Teacher Tool 324: How I Use the Website--An Archaeology Science Project

In this teacher tool, an Educate.Today member shares an example of using the website with students on a science project related to archaeology. Have a lesson plan idea using Educate.Today resources that you'd like to share? Write it up and send us an e-mail to info@educate.today.

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Teacher Tool 329: Understanding Primary and Secondary Sources

Educate.Today is full of primary sources to use with your students. This teacher tool focuses on understanding the difference between primary sources and secondary sources and provides an example of an activity to do with students to build their effective use of primary sources in a research project.

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