Description: Students will participate in a hands-on simulated archaeological dig. They will excavate a simulated site, retrieve artifacts, and analyze their findings. The students will also have hands-on experience with tools and games from ancient cultures. Important concepts to be stressed include the chronology, culture, and a comparison of early cultures with our own.
*This program has both inside and outside segments, so please have the students dress appropriately for the weather. They will get dirty.*
Location: Ohio History Center
Availability (October 2013): Every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday in October. Please contact Scheduling Office about specific dates.
Time Allowance: Programs start at 10:00 and again at 12:00.
Cost: $8.00 per student; $4.00 per chaperone; Teachers are free
Archaeology -- The study of ancient cultures through examination of their buildings, tools, and other objects
Artifact – A material object of a culture such as a tool, an article of clothing, or a prepared food.
B.C.E. – Before the Common Era (also known as B.C.).
C.E. – In the Common Era (also known as A.D.).
Cultural Practice – A pattern of behavior accepted by a society.
Cultural Product – A tangible (e.g., a painting, a cathedral, a mosque, a piece of literature, a pair of chopsticks) or intangible (e.g., an oral tale, a dance, a sacred ritual, a system of education) aspect produced by a cultural group.
Culture – Learned behavior of a group of people, which includes their belief systems and languages, their social relationships, their institutions and organizations, and their material goods such as food, clothing, buildings, tools, and machines.
Flint --A fine-grained, very hard rock, usually gray, that produces sparks when struck with steel and that breaks with sharp cutting edges.
Flint Knapping -- The process of shaping flint into an arrowhead or tool.
Primary source – An account of an event by someone who was present at the event.
Secondary source An account of an event by someone who was not present at the event.
Shard -- A fragment or broken piece, esp. of pottery.
Social Studies Standards Addressed (by Benchmarks and Grade Level Indicators):
Grade 3: History – A1, A2, C3g; People in Societies – A1a, A1d; Geography – A2, A4; Social Studies Skills and Methods – A1a, A1c, A1f, B3, C5, D6b, D6c
Grade 4: History – A1, B2; People in Societies – A1a; Geography – A2; Social Studies Skills and Methods – A3, A4, D10b, D10c
Grade 5: History – A1, B2; People in Societies – A1a, A1d, A1f; Social Studies Skills and Methods – A3, D9b, D9c
Grade 6: History – A2, B3a, B3b, B3c; People in Societies – A1b, A1d; Social Studies Skills and Methods – B2, D7a, D7b, D7c, D7d, D7e
Grade 7: History – A1; Geography – C4; Social Studies Skills and Methods – B1, D4
Grade 8: History – A1; Social Studies Skills and Methods – C2, D5
Revised: (by Content Statement)
Grade 3: 2, 5
Grade 4: 2, 3
Grade 5: 2
Grade 7: 1
Grade 8: 2
Science Standards Addressed (by Benchmarks and Grade Level Indicators):
Grade 3: Life Sciences – C5; Scientific Inquiry – B3, B5, C6; Scientific Ways of Knowing – B1, C2, D4, D5
Grade 4: Life Sciences – C4; Scientific Inquiry – C3; Scientific Ways of Knowing – A1, C2, C4
Grade 5: Scientific Inquiry – B3; Scientific Ways of Knowing – A1, B4, C5, D6
Grade 6: Scientific Inquiry – A1, A2, B4; Scientific Ways of Knowing – A1, A2, C3
Grade 7: Scientific Inquiry – A3, A4; Scientific Ways of Knowing – C3
Grade 8: Scientific Inquiry – A1, B3; Scientific Ways of Knowing – A1, B2
New Social Studies Standards:
Fourth Grade: SS 4.1, SS 4.2, SS 4.3
Eighth Grade: SS 8.1