Reaching Out to Schools
National Historical Park is developing a curriculum
guide on the Hopewell culture, archeology and
the importance of archeological resources for
use in the fourth, fifth and sixth grades.
It is being developed with assistance from
local teachers and curriculum coordinators.
The work is challenging because the guide is
being designed to complement the fourth and
sixth grade proficiency tests. If you are interested
in reviewing materials for the guide, please
contact Rebecca Jones at (614) 774-1126.
The park has received two grants, one from
the Mead Fine Paper Division and the other from
the National Park Foundation, to fund the printing
of the curriculum guide, as well as provide staff
support during the development stages. Additional
funds have been made available to assist local
schools in providing buses to visit the park.
Planning has begun for National Park Week when
a series of activities and programs on archeology
and the Hopewell culture will be scheduled for
area school children from May 22-26, 1995.