Back to School Archeology Lesson Plan With Writing Task

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In this back to school activity--or whenever you want to introduce students to the field of archeology--students pretend to be archeologists and conduct a dig in their classroom by analyzing artifacts and recording their observations. The product includes a 5-page lesson plan that provides detailed instructions explaining how teachers can acquire "ancient artifacts" suitable for excavation, how students can analyze the artifacts to determine what they were made of and what they were possibly used for, and how students can record their observations. The lesson also includes a quick vocabulary task, plus a short writing task to report on their findings to help students develop their critical thinking skills. Teachers can use the students' work as formative assessment and a writing rubric is included. A photograph of an archeologist at work offers students another opportunity for writing and an evaluation rubric for that is also included. A list of the ELA Common Core standards addressed in this product and sample Model Performance Indicators for ELLs are provided for teachers working in Common Core and WIDA Consortium states.

Used successfully with upper elementary and middle school students, it's a great beginning of the year activity that can also be implemented whenever you begin an archeology or prehistory unit. Let your students become junior archeologists for a period and they will Dig It!

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What you get in this product:

★ A table of contents for quick reference (1 page)

★ A Notes to the Teacher section with background information (1 page)

★ A list of the ELA Common Core standards addressed in this product (2 pages)

★ A 5-page lesson plan with student objectives provided (5 pages)

★ A page presenting the lesson objectives (1 page)

★ An Artifact Analysis Chart worksheet (1 page)

★ A Challenge Handout, in color and black-and-white, for additional writing practice (2 pages)

★ Rubrics for evaluating students' work--1 each for the chart and handout (2 pages)

★ Example WIDA Model Performance Indicators (1 page)

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Total Pages
18
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
45 Minutes

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Back to School Archeology Lesson Plan With Writing Task
Back to School Archeology Lesson Plan With Writing Task
Back to School Archeology Lesson Plan With Writing Task
Back to School Archeology Lesson Plan With Writing Task
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