Lesson Plan

Cultural Contributions

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Grade Level:
Fourth Grade
National/State Standards:
Utah State Core Curriculum Topic, Social Studies Standard One: Students demonstrate the sequence of change in Utah
over time.
rock art, artifacts, Utah history, prehistory, archeology, cordage, petroglyph, pictograph, pottery


A pre-trip activity introduces archeology and the artifacts that provide clues to the lives of ancient people. On the field trip, students make their own pottery, cordage, and rock art replicas, and examine an ancient rock art panel. Back in the classroom, students create a timeline of their own lives to learn how vandals can destroy the archeological record.