Cultivating Archaeology through Project-based Learning

Author(s): Jayur Mehta

Year: 2018


In project-based learning, students are expected to be at the center of discovery, wherein educators set the parameters of inquiry with complex and engaging questions and learning happens when students gain knowledge and skills through frequent check-ins, structured lectures, and with both open-ended and guided research. Under this model, I used indigenous cultigens, agricultural cash crops, and creole gardens to guide students in learning about the complexities and nuances of prehistoric archaeology, Native American history, and the Conquest and Colonization of the New World. Herein, I provide a formalized lesson-plan easily adapted and implemented to small college and high-school classrooms.

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Cultivating Archaeology through Project-based Learning. Jayur Mehta. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 445037)

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