• A plush carpet of green grass covering the Mound City Group in summer

    Hopewell Culture

    National Historical Park Ohio

Teacher Workshops

Teachers engaged in archeology

Teachers actively engaged in archeology

NPS Photo

Archeology Workshop for Teachers

View a variety of photos from past Archeology Workshops in the park's photo gallery.

If you've been looking for new ideas to engage your students or have been in search for a new way to challenge your teaching style, then consider joining us at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park for a week in the summer. During our annual Archeology Workshop for Teachers, you will learn about archeology and ways to apply hands on techniques with your students. You'll work side by side with park archeology staff and education staff. And you get to spend a whole week in your local National Park while earning contact hours from Ohio University- Chillicothe!

For additional information, call the visitor center at 740-774-1126 or send us an email. Download a flyer and tell your friends about this amazing opportunity! View the registration form from a past workshop.

 

Workshop Activities and Important Information:

  • Discussions with park archeology and education staff about Ohio's human past, archeology basics, and teaching the past
  • Hands-on archeology, including excavation and mapping
  • Tour local archeology sites
  • Free teaching materials
  • This workshop is open to school teachers of all grade levels.
  • Cost of this workshop is FREE!
  • No lodging is available
  • Teachers who complete the workshop will receive a certificate for 35 contact hours from Ohio University-Chillicothe
  • Graduate credit hours available
  • Workshop is limited to 20 participants

Did You Know?

Pink heelsplitter mussel

Freshwater mussels were an important resource for Hopewellian people. They were used as food, provided pearls for ornaments and shells were utilized for hoes. Although plentiful during the Middle Woodland period, over-harvesting and low water quality have reduced their numbers drastically today. Many freshwater mussels are on the State and Federal Endangered Species list. More...