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Study Guides and Lesson Plans

Archaeology is an excellent teaching tool because it captures the imagination of students and draws on many diverse fields of study.

The following study guides and lesson plans focus on different aspects of archaeology and Pueblo Indian culture and are designed to introduce your students to basic concepts in math, language arts, the social sciences, and scientific method.

Castle Rock Pueblo Study Guides and Lesson Plans

Use these study guides and lesson plans with Castle Rock Pueblo: A Trip Through Time to teach the concepts of human migration, chronology, and archaeological ethics. Grade level: fourth and eighth (two sets).

Woods Canyon Pueblo Study Guides and Lesson Plans

Why did the ancestral Pueblo (Anasazi) Indians build their village on the edge of a steep canyon? Help your students understand the concepts of settlement pattern and cultural perspective in this series of study guides and lesson plans. Use in conjunction with Woods Canyon Pueblo: Life on the Edge. Grade level: fourth and eighth (two sets).

Cactus Ruin Lesson Plan

Deciding where to dig at an ancient site is determined by the research questions that archaeologists want to answer. The Archaeology of Cactus Ruin: A Paper Excavation teaches students how archaeologists use sampling strategies to learn about past cultures. Grade level: middle school through adult.