Montana State University

Summer MSU archaeology courses for teachers to be held in Bozeman, Helena and Virginia City

April 28, 2011

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BOZEMAN-A series of four-day summer graduate courses from Montana State University will help elementary teachers learn how archaeological exploration can bring social studies, math and literacy into the classroom through guided inquiry.

The courses, which are all run via Project Archaeology based at MSU, will offer two graduate credits and include a full set of curriculum materials. Teachers from throughout the United States are encouraged to participate.

"Project Archaeology: Investigating a Plains Tipi" will take place in Bozeman from June 13 to 16 and in Helena from July 18 to 21 and includes outdoor fieldtrips, expert speakers and classroom instruction.

"Project Archaeology: Educator Field School" will take place in the gold rush town of Virginia City, Mont. from Aug. 8 to 11 and includes two days of archaeological excavation in Nevada City, Mont.

In all courses, teachers will use primary documents including maps, illustrations, historic photographs and oral histories to solve historical and archaeological mysteries and learn to help students apply archaeological concepts as they investigate an archaeological site.

All participating teachers will receive a full set of Project Archaeology curriculum materials to take home. The curriculum fulfills many core requirements in Indian Education for All, mathematics, art, languages, science and more.

For more information or to register, visit http://btc.montana.edu/courses/aspx/credit.aspx#EDCI or call (406) 994-6683.

Crystal Alegria, (406) 994-6925 or calegria@montana.edu