Hello. I've been thinking a lot lately about how archaeology can be added to the social studies classroom. A couple of months ago I picked up a great book from Dr. John R White entitled "Hands on Archaeology - Real Life Activities For Kids". It is a great book for any teacher looking at ways to incorporate archaeology in their class. Dr. White is a professor of anthropology at Youngstown State University in Ohio.
I really enjoyed this book for 3 reasons: 1) it has 43 activites that are ready to use in your classroom with all neccessary forms and worksheets, 2) you can jump in at any activity and do as much or as little as you like with your class, 3) it contains good background information about the terms and procedures you will be using so that your activites are grounded in good science.
The podcast is an interview with Dr. White about his book and the use of archaeology in the classroom. Be sure to check out the show notes for additional information on purchasing the book and his personal contact information if you have any additional questions.If you have any questions or comments about the podcast please contact us here at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment to this blog post. We'd love to hear from you.
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Direct Link to Speaking of History Podcast #65 - An Interview with Dr John R. White about his book "Hands on Archaeology - Real Life Activities For Kids" - MP3 Format - 15:20 minutes
Show Notes for Podcast #65: