Adventures in Archaeology

Lesson Plan Content
Knowing about our past is an important part of learning about who we we are and 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 cultures of the Southwest by learning from archaeological evidence left by Indigenous people who lived there. 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).
Katherine Christian
Grade Range: 
2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Materials to Assist Teachers and English Language Learners: 
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
17: How to apply geography to interpret the past