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What is Archeology? Archeological Dig Activity for Social Studies Classroom

Grade Levels
5th - 10th, Homeschool
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15 pages
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  1. We are always looking for ways to keep students engaged in our lessons. Setting up archeology digs with your content can be a great way to do that!Archeology Digs can be simple or elaborate. You can create them with a well-built structure or by using materials easily at hand (and easily stored). Th


Allow your students to learn about Archeology by completing an Archeology Dig!

This PDF includes images and notes on Archeology and Archeology Digs. The pages can be used in a variety of ways from direct instruction with analysis interaction to a centers activity if printed out and posted in stations to an archeological dig activity in which students work in pairs or small groups digging for cards and analyzing and recording the information on the provided handout.

Content Topics Covered

Types of Archeology Digs

Reasons for Archeology Digs

Tools Used by Archeologists

The history of Archeology

Earliest Archeology

The Importance of Archeology to the Study of History

About this Resource

I print and laminate the cards for the archeological dig activity and students LOVE this lesson! I use this pdf as a wrap up after my students do an "archeological dig" on the artifacts covered.

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Student handouts are included as are wrap-up questions.

Take a look at the many resources (including this one) included in my Introduction to Ancient World History Complete Unit:

Introduction to Ancient History Unit Plan w/Bellringers, Exit Prompts, & Homework 

Mapping the World Cartography Activity

Making a Map Cartography Project

Geography's Effect on Settlement Centers Activity

Introduction to Analyzing Primary Sources Activity

What is Archeology? Archeology Dig

Walking Tour from the Paleolithic Age to the Neolithic Age & Neolithic Revolution

The Stone Age Reading Guide & ORQ Writing Prompt

Prehistoric Peoples Interactive Lecture Notes & Vocabulary Review

Unit Study Guide & Unit Test w/Answer Key


SPRITE Graphic Organizer Set

SPRITE Acronym Poster Set

GRAPES Graphic Organizer Set

GRAPES Acronym Poster Set

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Excavating Ancient Civilizations Archeology Dig Activity

Geography's Effect on Early Settlement Activity & Writing Prompt

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Mesopotamia Timeline Activity

Prehistoric People Ppt Interactive Notes

Settlement of Ancient India & Mohenjo-Daro Archeology Dig

Sumerian Society Perspectives Activity

Also see my other Complete Ancient World and Modern World Units.

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Total Pages
15 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
55 minutes
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