Adventures in Archaeology

GeoLiteracy
GeoSTEM
ELL
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
Knowing about our past is an important part of learning about who we we are an where we come from. It is also important to know about the cultures of the past in the region we live. In this lesson, students will explore the culture of the Southwest by learning about archaeological evidence from Native American tribes who lived here in the past. In this lesson students will work in small groups to create a replica of a petroglyph from an archaeological site in the Southwestern United States. They will work with mean and median to determine the site’s distance from Arizona. This lesson includes strategies for diverse learners (ELLs).
Author: 
Katherine Christian
Grade Range: 
5
Duration: 
2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Materials to Assist Teachers and English Language Learners: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
4: The physical and human characteristics of places
14: How human actions modify the physical environment