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Kansas Historical Society - Archaeology and the Classroom

Teachers - discover how Project Archaeology fosters an understanding of past and present cultures.

Join us for a workshop July 24 - 26. Using Project Archaeology materials, participants will

  • Investigate a slave cabin at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest Plantation in Virginia with data from an actual excavation.
  • Learn how Kansas-specific units on shelter, early agriculture, and migration incorporate state standards, with emphasis on the integration of science and social studies.

Optional fieldwork is available July 27 - 28.

  • Participants will do test excavations, screen dirt, and fill out records at a turn of the 19th-century urban site.

The workshop and fieldwork will be held at Cox Communications Heritage Education Center, 1118 SE Madison Street, Topeka.

Registration is free. Enrollment limited to 25 people. Application deadline is July 1, 2013.

For more information, contact Virginia Wulfkuhle at vwulfkuhle@kshs.org or 785-272-8681, ext. 266.