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A Curriculum for Montana Archaeology and Prehistory


Created by Sara Scott, Archaeologist, Helena & Russ Ann Sisk, Teacher, Jim Darcy Elementary School, Helena, for use by the Montana Historical Society


Introduction and Acknowledgements

How to Use This Curriculum

The Big Picture
The Pieces
Tips for Teachers and Archaeologists
Tips for Field Visits to Sites
Tips for Discoveries

Educational Guide

Arch Journals, Narratives, Vocabulary, and Arch Activities
The Montana Archaeology Education Resource Catalog
Assessment and Evaluation
Cooperative Learning
Student Products
Product List for Independent Study
Assessment and Evaluation Form

Theme 1 - Ancient Teachings in Archaeology

Theme 2 - Ancient Origins And People

Theme 3 - Ancient Technology

Theme 4 - Ancient Subsistence

Theme 5 - Ancient Shelter