Classroom Archaeology In Action
During the past two school years, students at Portland Middle School have had the opportunity to participate in a hands-on archaeology workshop. The workshop is the product of collaboration between a classroom teacher and a museum educator. View images of our workshop to see just how easy it can be to bring history to life in your own classroom!
Plan Your Own Workshop
It’s an easy and cost-effective way to get your students thinking like historians!
STEP 1 → Collect “clean” garbage or items lying around your house and classroom. Remember, even the most “boring” items are significant to an archaeologist!
STEP 2 → Visit your local grocery store to obtain brown paper “artifact bags”.
STEP 3 → Organize the materials into bags. You may choose to place items together deliberately or randomly.