Archaeology in the Classroom Workshop offered at the Museum at Prairiefire
Project Archaeology News Release
Contact: Virginia Wulfkuhle, Public Archeologist/Cultural Resources
Kansas Historical Society
6425 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka KS 66615-1099
(785) 272-8681 Ext. 266
Workshop at the Museum at Prairiefire explores Archaeology in the Classroom
Discover how Project Archaeology fosters an understanding of past and present cultures while it improves social studies,
science, and literacy education in an Archaeology in the Classroom Workshop at the Museum at Prairiefire, 5801 W 135th St., Overland Park, Kansas, sponsored by Project Archaeology, the Kansas Historical Society and the Museum at Prairiefire.
The workshop will be held 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday-Friday, July 29-31, 2015, and will cover:
• Instruction in the basics of scientific inquiry, using archaeological data to investigate and interpret past cultures.
• Standards-based curriculum appropriate for, but not limited to, grades three through eight.
Materials provided at no charge.
– Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter (endorsed by the National Council for the Social Studies)
– Intrigue of the Past (facilitator training only)
– The Archaeology of Wichita Indian Shelter in Kansas
– The Archaeology of Early Agriculture in Kansas
– Migration of the Pueblo People to El Cuartelejo
• Two college credit hours, offered through Baker University, or professional development points available. Tuition is $65 per hour.
• Facilitator training available for participants interested in teaching Project Archaeology materials to other instructors.
Enrollment is limited to 25 people. Application deadline is July 1, 2015. Application form available at kshs.org/18565. Mail completed form to Virginia Wulfkuhle, Kansas Historical Society, 6425 SW 6th
Avenue, Topeka KS 66615-1099.
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