Guiding Questions: How did people in the past live? What were different rooms used for? What kinds of objects were found in different rooms?
Lesson Objectives: Students will...
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There are two maps in this activity:
2. The second map is of three rooms from Wupatki National Monument, which provides a more challenging exercise for the students.
For each of these maps students will determine where they think each map element, e.g. a hearth, should go in each room in the map.
Download the .pdf of the Map Element Explanation in the materials section for enlarged illustrations that explain what each of the map elements are.
Once students and teachers have gone over the map elements they will find smaller versions, approximate to the scale of the maps, to cut out for the activity along with the maps.
Before and after field trip visits, teachers can evaluate where students place the objects in the rooms to assess learning.
This activity can be used as a pre/post visit lesson before and after field trip visits.
This lesson plan was developed by Brian Crosby, archaeology graduate student at Northern Arizona University.