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Archaeology in the Classroom Summer Workshop

July 23, 2018 - July 27, 2018

Project Archaeology invites teachers, museum and park interpreters, Boy and Girl Scout leaders and other youth group leaders to Archaeology in the Classroom. Participants will explore how study of archaeology allows students to be detectives who investigate questions about how people lived in the past and the practical application of science and math in the field. Workshop participants will receive Project Archaeology’s Investigating Shelter curriculum and learn how to teach archaeology to young people. An archaeological dig experience will be provided for two days to allow for firsthand experiences.


During this session supported by the Truman Library and Jackson County Parks & Recreation, participants will discover the past through evidence from a mid-20th century archaeological site at Davis Bottom, a multiracial, urban, working-class neighborhood. In this investigation, students will use geography, history, and archaeology to learn about a Kentucky shotgun house and the people who lived in it. The workshop will also participate in activities at the Truman Library and engage in archaeological fieldwork (optional) at the Atkins-Johnson Farm & Museum.


The workshop takes place 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily July 23-27 at the Harry S. Truman Library.
To register, contact local organizer mark.adams@nara.gov for an application form. Deadline is June 1.


July 23, 2018
July 27, 2018


Project Archaeology
(816) 268-8236
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Harry S. Truman Library
500 W. US Hwy 24
Independence, MO 64050
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(816) 268-8200
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