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Author's Packet: Teaching with Historic Places
offers to explain how historic places can help students develop critical thinking skills while learning about their own communities. To order, visit TwHP. Learn more at ERIC.

Protecting the Past
This book is now available online. Particularly of interest is "Chapter 4: Protecting Archeological Sites through Education".

Public Education Committee brochures
The Arkansas Archaeological Survey has posted Society for American Archaeology information sheets online. These include, "Why Teach Archaeology?", "5 Essential Concepts to Teach in Archaeology Education, " and "Myths and Misconceptions."

The Arkansas Archaeological Survey
The Survey offers an interactive CD-ROM, "First Encounters: Native Americans and Europeans in the Mississippi Valley."

Learn About Archaeology, Wisconsin Historical Society
Used in the Wisconsin school system, the guides discussed on these pages are designed to teach Wisconsin History. Explore the pages for a timeline of Wisconsin history, a lengthy selection of classroom activities for teachers designed around educational standards, and Wisconsin Historical Society programs involving archeology.

Discovering Archeology: An Activity Guide for Educators
This teacher guide for grades 5 to 8 introduces students to archeology. It is published by the Office of the State Archeologist, The University of Iowa.

Hidden Lives: The Archaeology of Slave Life at Jefferson's Poplar Forest
This education kit teaches students to analyze primary sources such as reproduction artifacts, letters and other documents.

"Everything We Know About Archeology For You to Use in Your Classroom"
This packet prepared by the Archeological Assistance Division of the National Park Service for the Heritage Education Fair in 1990 includes essays on archeology in school programs and educational theory. Lesson plans on protecting archeological sites and coordinate geometry are also useful.

"Archeology and Education: The Classroom and Beyond"
is a 1991 collection of symposium papers covering the teaching of archeology.

To order the previous two publications, write to:
Archeology Program, NPS
1849 C St., NW, NC 210
Washington, DC 20240

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Anthro Notes
Current and back issues of the newsletter for teachers from the Department of Anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History. Each edition includes "Teacher's Corner" and other resources.

Archaeology and Public Education
The Internet newsletter produced by the Society for American Archaeology's Public Education Committee announces events and opportunities.

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Other Resources
Archeology and the Classroom: A Case Study from Arizona
This technical brief describes the Arizona Archaeological Council's efforts with schools to promote the strategy to teach with archaeology.

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