Chapter 6: Helping Students Make Inferences with Artifacts

Links to World Wide Web resources

  • An interactive website provided by the National Park Service explaining the use of dendrochronology to date artifacts
          http://www.webrangers.us/activities/dendrochronology/
  • "Land of the Spirits: Reaching Out via Online Archeology" produced by the Virtual Museum of Canada
          http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/Exhibitions/Spirits/English/Dig/digdown.html
  • Several real life digs you can follow online, good for high school
          http://www.archaeology.org/interactive/ -
  • Tour of a Roman Villa
          http://www.villa-rustica.de/tour/toure.html
  • Interactive Thanksgiving site from Plimoth Plantation
          http://www.plimoth.org/learn/MRL/watch
  • Virtual tour via panorama shots of the Battle of Gettysburg, organized in order of how it actually occurred
          http://www.virtualgettysburg.com/vg/tours/index.html
  • Includes a list of various online exhibits (eyewitness accounts, the influenza epidemic, etc.)
          http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/exhibits-list.html
  • Online resources for teachers for teaching archeology hands on
          http://www.projectarchaeology.org
  • "Archeology for Kids" archeology program created by the National Park Service
          http://www.nps.gov/archeology/public/kids/kidsThree.htm#

Downloadable instructional materials

  •  A graphic organizer for analyzing the bas-relief sculptures on the National World War II Memorial
          Figure 6.2.docx