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  • In this activity, students will experiment with the spatial orientation and layout of Walnut Canyon and Wupatki National Monuments using the maps and map elements provided. Ideally students should be allowed to experiment with this activity before visiting the sites and after visiting the sites to gain a better understanding of the daily lives of the people who lived in these locations.

    Type:
    Student Activities
    Grade level:
    Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Social Studies
  • Illustration of deer and stratified soil by Brian Crosby

    Guiding Questions: What is stratigraphy? What is the law of superposition? How can archaeologists study stratigraphy to determine the age of archaeological objects?
    Students will:
    Explain what stratigraphy is.
    Describe the law of superposition.
    Understand how stratigraphy can be used to determine the age of archaeological objects.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Science
  • Water Collection

    In this activity, students must reach the river at the top of the maze by beginning at the bottom of the maze. In addition to the activity provided the students will need two six sided dice.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    Agriculture, Archaeology, Social Studies
  • Tree Ring Activity

    In this activity students will learn about tree rings and how archaeologists use them to help date archaeological sites and artifacts.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Archaeology, Biology: Plants, Climate Change, Social Studies