Expeditions into Ohio's Past
Welcome to Hopewell Culture NHP's newly updated curriculum section! Here you will find the park's current curriculum guide Expeditions into Ohio's Past. This integrated teachers guide was developed by our interpretion and education rangers using Ohio academic standards. You have the option of downloading the electronic version of the curriculum guide either as one complete file, or you can download individual sections at any time. The individual sections are much smaller and quicker to download than the entire guide all at once. (All downloads are PDF files). This guide will provide you and your students the tools to understand and appreciate Ohio's prehistoric past. We encourage teachers to visit the park with their class to supplement the curriculum found in this guide. Hard copies of the curriculum guide are available to teachers at no cost when visiting the park. Again, welcome and enjoy your expedition into Ohio's past!
An introduction to the Hopewell Culture NHP curriculum guide
Start your expedition here
Comparing and contrasting prehistoric cultures
Can you dig it?
Preservation and conservation for the future
Map and plotting activities
Academic content information
References and resources used for the guide
Introduction from the park Superintendent, acknowledgments and table of contents for the curriculum guide.
This section introduces educators to the resources available at Hopewell Culture NHP as well as the goals of this curriculum guide.
This section is about the processes of archeology: finding, excavating, analyzing, and interpreting prehistoric archeological data.
This section presents lessons about how sites and artifacts of the Hopewell culture should be preserved and conserved.
You will find archeological activities and geography activities to assist kids in their learning.
Academic content, standards, benchmarks and grade-level indicator information can be found here.
Student review forms and teacher evaluation forms can be found within this final section.
In this section you will find teaching resources and suggested readings as recommended by the park, and you will also find the bibliography of most of the scholarly materials used by park staff while creating the curriculum guide.
If any words or terms used throughout the guide have you scratching your head, you'll find the definitions in this section to be very helpful.
This section is designed to be taught prior to visiting the park. Teaching this section as a unit prior to the other lessons will prepare students to assimilate more easily information from the rest of the guide.