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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
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
Back to School Archeology Lesson Plan With Writing Task
Product Description
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. This activity helps students develop their information writing, critical thinking, and vocabulary skills. (Please note: This resource is included in a money-saving bundle, which you can find here.)

This resource includes a 3-page lesson plan with detailed instructions explaining how you can freely acquire "ancient artifacts" suitable for excavation, how your students can analyze the artifacts to determine what they were made of and what they were possibly used for, and how to record their observations.

The lesson plan also includes a quick vocabulary task and a short writing task that asks students to report on their findings. You can use the students' work as formative assessment and a writing rubric is included for your convenience. A photograph of an archeologist at work offers students another opportunity for writing and an evaluation rubric for that is also provided.

Used successfully with upper elementary and middle school students, this is a great beginning of the year activity that can be implemented whenever you begin an archeology or prehistory unit. With just a little advance preparation, you can 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 (1 page)

★ A 3-page lesson plan with student objectives provided (3 pages)

★ A page listing 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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You might also be interested in these resources:

Back to School Lesson Plans:

Lesson Plan: Ancient History Pre-Test

Digital Poster Lesson Plan: Who Am I?

★ Or buy all 3 back-to-school lesson plan resources as a bundle and save 20%! The
Back To School Bundle (includes these lesson plans: Ancient History Pre-Test, Archeology Dig It! and Digital Poster: Who Am I?)

Pair this archeology lesson plan with an ancient and world history end of year resource:

End of Year Persuasive Writing Activity: Ancient and World History

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Total Pages
15 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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