Educating Children on Texas Archaeology

Author(s): Katy Jones

Year: 2015


This paper will discuss the education of school aged children in the archaeology of early Texas. How to create a program that is easily condensed into a two hour time window that will engage children of all ages, be easy for teachers to follow up on, and will generate positive intellectual growth in the children. Steps include creating a proposal for schools which will meet the core state educational requirements, devising methods that will work in multiple environments, and achieve a goal set forth. This discussion is of early of Texas children learning about early Texas but should be easily adapted for any state and any level of Anthropologist (Undergrad student through college professor) to teach and inspire. Exposing children to archaeology and inspiring them to think critically is the goal, as well as offering insight into what college may have to offer them.

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Educating Children on Texas Archaeology. Katy Jones. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 398025)

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Geographic Keywords
North America - Southwest

Spatial Coverage

min long: -115.532; min lat: 30.676 ; max long: -102.349; max lat: 42.033 ;