This course is designed for teachers of grades 4 to 12 who incorporate geography, science, history, and technology, into their curriculum. It will introduce teachers to basic concepts of archaeology. While famous archaeological sites such as ancient Egypt and the Meso-American sites of the desert southwestern United States grab headlines, no less important is archaeological studies in the local area. Most archaeological sites in Pennsylvania fall into three categories – Pre-historic, Historic, and Industrial.
Greenwood Furnace State Park is the region’s best-preserved iron site open to the public and can offer experience in historic and industrial archaeology. The workshop will consist of one week (five days) of field school in which teachers will participate with the public in an authentic archaeological dig, and one additional day for the teachers only in which they will receive instructions and lessons on how to incorporate archaeology into their classroom instruction. In addition, the course introduces teachers to Greenwood Furnace State Park, and how the site can be utilized as an outdoor classroom for their students. There are no prerequisites for the Level 1 course.
Friday, June 23 at 9:00am to 2:00pm
Greenwood Furnace State Park, Blacksmith Shop
15795 Greenwood Road, Huntingdon, PA 16652-5831