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Interactive

 

In this category there are resources which lead directly to either interactive websites, videos or other new interactive interfaces the user(s) can become engaged with archaeological based material.

 

 

 

Organization: New York State Museum

Description: An interactive click-along website with photos of important historical places with detailed descriptions in relation to the people of Albany, New York.

Age group or class level: All grades/class levels

The People of Colonial Albany Live Here

 

 

 

Organization: Park Net, National Park Service

Description: The Human Story presents Grand Canyon's rich history over the last 12,000 years. Through a live and interactive lesson with park rangers via the Internet, students journey back through time as they learn to look at the landscape through the eye of an archaeologist. The program lasts about one hour.

Age group or class level: Grades 8-12

The Human Story

 

 

 

Organization: Public Broadcasting Station (PBS)

Description: This video segment from IdahoPTV shows an Egyptologist whom discusses the significance of some of the objects found by Howard Carter in the famous 1922 discovert of King Tut's tomb.

Age group or class level: Grades 4-6

Archaeology

 

 

 

Organization: Public Broadcasting Station (PBS)

Description: A video describing an archaeological survey at an Ashland property which was the estate of politician, farmer, and horse breeder Henry Clay in Lexington, Kentucky. Historic archaeologists discovered an old privy there used from 1860 to the 1920s. Filled with thousands of artifacts, it was remarkable for the number and variety of ceramic vessels it produced: more than 900 in all.

Age group or class level: Grades 6-12

Historic Archaeology at Ashland: Artifacts in a Privy

 

 

 

Organization: Public Broadcasting Station (PBS)

Description: During the Civil War, Camp Nelson in Jessamine County, Kentucky was the site of an important Union supply depot, training center for U.S. Colored Troops, and refugee camp for families of African-American enlistees. Today the site is a Civil War Heritage Park. Archaeological research has uncovered artifacts left by the soldiers and their families.

Age group or class level: Grades 5-12

Historic Archaeology at Camp Nelson: Shedding Light on Undocumented Lives

 

 

 

Organizaton: Public Broadcating Station (PBS)

Description: Join archaeologist John Worth of the Fernbank Museum of Natural History as he takes you on a dig at Raccoon Ridge near Madison, in Morgan County (Georgia). Worth’s work is closer to the ground as he combs through the dirt, mud, and scum to uncover the tiniest artifacts in order to understand how the earliest Georgians lived.

Age group or class level: Grades 8 on up

Georgia Stories: Archaeology

 

 

 

Organization: Simon Fraser University (BC) Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

Description: A click through page with interactive resources, virtual galleries, a children’s page and links to the SFU Museum. Note--This link goes to a click-through interactive website. 

Age group or class level: Teachers

Tools for Teachers

 

 

 

Organization: Simon Fraser University (BC) Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

Description: Links for younger kids to learn about archaeology and play games via interactive web sites.

Age group or class level: grades K-7

Young Adventurers' Page

 

 

 

Organizatin: Smithsonian Institution

Description: Museum curator Paul Johnston discusses the field of underwater archaeology and how the study of shipwrecks can add to our understanding of many areas and eras in US history.

Age group or class level: Teachers/Grades 6-8.

History Explorer Podcast: Underwater Archaeology (Podcast)

 

 

 

Organization: Society for American Archaeology

Description: This unit provides educators with background information on archaeology as well as hands-on and interactive activities to introduce the fascinating field of archaeology to students of all ages. Note--This is another click-through interactive website with much information available in a page with clickable lines which direct the individual to desired information. 

Age group or class level: K-12

Resources for Educators