The Times Are Changing: Project Archaeology Makes a Difference
Author(s): Jeanne Moe
Over the last 25 years, Project Archaeology has had a profound impact on educators, students, and archaeologists. Project Archaeology curricular materials and professional development have shown teachers how to transform their teaching into inquiry learning in all subjects. Students have developed deep cultural understanding of the Native peoples who have inhabited our nation before Europeans came to these shores and are still here today. These students demonstrate a profound respect for all archaeological heritage and its importance for today’s living descendants. Project Archaeology is an interface between archaeology and Native Americans and archaeology education can be an agent for changing the conversation about honoring our shared heritage, ownership of the past, and repatriation. Archaeologists have a duty to provide teachers with the engaging and interdisciplinary subject of archaeology to help them fulfill their requirements and to help them teach cultural understanding. We have the tools, we see the path, and the time is now. If we do not do this work, who will?
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The Times Are Changing: Project Archaeology Makes a Difference. Jeanne Moe. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396377)
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