Uncommon Engagement: Integrating Archaeology into High School Education

Author(s): Lindsay Randall; Marla Taylor

Year: 2016


Archaeology-centered education is typically relegated to throw-away curricula in elementary school classrooms, often not to be discussed again until post-secondary education. The Peabody Museum strives to break this pattern by actively engaging high school students and teachers in ways that connect archaeology to their everyday lives. This is done through a work study program focusing on hands-on interaction with artifacts, as well as teaching traditional subjects with archaeology. This model fosters a lasting appreciation for cultural heritage and a shared responsibility for preservation without a significant addition to the curriculum.

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Uncommon Engagement: Integrating Archaeology into High School Education. Lindsay Randall, Marla Taylor. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 403839)


Geographic Keywords
North America - Northeast

Spatial Coverage

min long: -80.815; min lat: 39.3 ; max long: -66.753; max lat: 47.398 ;