ArchaeoTeach: Bringing Archaeology to the Classroom

Course Number: EDU 5627 C08
Instructor: Christopher R. Sabick, Jennifer Craig, Allyson G Ropp, Matthew F Witten
Location: Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, 4472 Basin Harbor Rd, Vergennes
Dates and Times: July 31 at 8 am - August 4 at 5 pm
Credits: 3 credits
Tuition: $1,150 with credit. This fee includes tuition, breakfast and lunch at the museum, classroom and laboratory fees, and field trip transportation.

Note: Please register directly with the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM). Please notify LCMM if you wish to take the course for credit. LCMM will give you the link to Castleton's online registration form. Payment should be made payable to LCMM and sent to LCMM at 4472 Basin Harbor Road, Vergennes, VT 05491.

Course Description

Through an intensive week of experiential learning and collaboration with archaeology faculty, this training allows teachers to understand the interdisciplinary nature of archaeology and means for incorporating archaeological concepts and practices into the classroom and beyond. Participants will partake in hands-on activities, field trips, and discussions concerning archaeological practices and already developed teaching resources concerning archaeology. Participants will also get a full view into the programs the museum and the research conducted by museum staff as support for in-school archaeological learning. This training will offer a chance for teachers to experience archaeology and develop lessons for their own classrooms inspired by the field of archaeology.

Course Objectives

This course will provide teachers with basic background knowledge on archaeology and conservation to incorporate the interdisciplinary field of archaeology into the various subjects taught in schools, including science, math, art, history, and writing.

Course Objectives:
Through this course, teachers will be able to discuss and teach the following concepts and practices in their classroom:
• Discovery Methods (math, science, history, writing)
• Documentation Methods (math, science, art, history)
• Conservation Methods (math, science, art)
• Outreach and Publication Concepts (writing, art, history)
• Archaeological resources available in Vermont and New York
• Archaeological resources available online and elsewhere in the United States and around the world
• Methods for teaching archaeology (lessons, field trips)

Required Texts

Text cost not included in course tuition.

Catling, Christopher
2013 A Practical Handbook of Archaeology: A Beginner’s Guide to Unearthing the Past. Lorenz Books, London.

For additional course information

Christopher R. Sabick
(802) 475-2022

Jennifer Craig
(802) 475-2022

Register online now!