Archaeology in the Classroom

9:00am - 5:00pm

The New York State Museum is pleased to offer a one-day workshop entitled “Archaeology in the Classroom!”. Archaeology is a science that reaches into many disciplines making it particularly useful for teaching other subjects including the natural sciences, history, math, language arts, geography, social science, and the arts.

This one-day workshop provides educators with examples of activities that can be implemented in the classroom to introduce students to the excitement of archaeology. Information about the advantages of object-based learning, using a museum as an educational resource, and applications to the New York State Learning Standards will also be presented.

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The workshop is open to all teachers, although content is particularly geared toward teachers of grades 2 – 8.

This workshop is offered at no charge to teachers. Lunch is on your own (Museum café will be open or bring your own lunch).

Please complete and return the registration form by September 25, 2019. The workshop is limited to 30 participants. If your registration form is received after capacity is reached, you will be placed on a waiting list.

Note: The New York State Museum is an approved provider of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE). If you are employed in a New York State school, your employing district approves all professional development activities to accrue toward your continuing professional development requirement. This workshop provides 7.5 contact hours for CTLE.

For more information contact:
Christina Rieth, Ph.D., State Archaeologist and Co-Director of the Cultural Resource Survey Program
Phone: (518) 402-5975