CSG TEACHERS DESCRIBE HOW THE ADENA PIPE BECAME OHIO’S STATE ARTIFACT


On the Ohio Archaeological Council’s website, Columbus School for Girls’ teachers Charlotte Stiverson and Tracy Kessler describe how their students persevered over three years to make the Adena Pipe Ohio’s State Artifact. “This project was more than just an exciting example of project-based learning. It served as a successful quest to bring public awareness to something of tremendous importance to our history as human beings. Through this process, we witnessed bipartisan agreement among legislators, a strong sense of community among students, parents, and teachers at CSG, the support from organizations such as the Ohio Historical Society and the Ohio Archaeological Council, and a passion among children for lifelong learning.  We hope that this project has inspired some of our young female students to someday become legislators, archaeologists, or lobbyists.  Through this experience, they have learned that, much like the Adena people, their voice can be heard whether they are a child or a long lost prehistoric culture…”

Posted June 11, 2013
Topics: Archaeology

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