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Theme: Where We are in Time and Place
Title:  Dusting Off the Cobwebs
Central Idea: Artifacts Provide Clues to Understanding Societies

Lines of Inquiry:

  • History, archaeology, and geology as tools to uncover the past
  • Methods used to gather information
  • The importance of artifacts on life today
Third Grade

 



ONLINE RESEARCH TOOLS


Games for the Emerging Archaeologist:  Enjoy Practicing the skills of the archaeologist with these games.
http://archaeology.mrdonn.org/games.html



Archaeology at Colonial Williamsburg:
Check the kids link for fun activities , puzzles, artifact match, games and more. http://research.history.org/Archaeological_Research.cfm


Colonial Williamsburg:
Take a historical virtual tour.
http://www.history.org/visit/tourTheTown/


The Jamestown Online Adventure
:
What systems does a new society need? What decisions did the colonists have to make? What mistakes did they make? an you do better? Take the challenge with this site. Food, health, wealth, work and morale are all part of the system. Decide what you would do and then compare to what the colonists did and how it worked out. http://www.historyglobe.com/jamestown/


Kids Dig Reed:
From the West Virginia Department of Transportation comes this friendly site for kids. Through puzzles and games kids learn about archaeologists and archaeology at the Reed Farmstead Archaeological Site. http://www.kidsdigreed.com/default.asp


Y
ou Be the Historian: See if you can figure out what life was like 200 years ago for Thomas and Elizabeth Springer's family in New Castle, Delaware. At the same time discover what historians in the next century could learn about you if they found your house exactly the way it is today. http://americanhistory.si.edu/kids/springer/




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