How We Learn About History: Archaeology in the Classroom

June 12 - 13, 2019

Curriculum History


This course is taking place as scheduled if you have any question s please call the TIU 11 Professional Development  (814) 542-2501 X193

Jun 5
This course is designed for teachers of grades 4 to 12. It will introduce teachers to the science of archaeology through a curriculum guide. It is open to all teachers of all grades. Greenwood Furnace State Park is a preserved iron site open to the public and can offer practical experience in archaeology. The workshop will consist of 15 hours of instruction on the science of archaeology. This course is all classroom-based, and includes hands-on activities to demonstrate the concepts of archaeology. There is no actual "digging in the ground". A copy of "Diggin" the Past: Historical and Industrial Archaeology at Greenwood Furnace" will be provided as part of the course. 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 course, however, this course is designed to be taken together with the 2-credit “Discovering Our Past Through An Historical Archeology Field School I” course. It will be offered for 1 Graduate Credit or for 30 hours toward Act 48. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH.

Available Credit or Activity Hours

CPE Credit
1 Credit
Academic Content Studies History


Wednesday, June 12
9am - 5pm
Thursday, June 13
9am - 5pm