It’s not just about history…
If asked what an archaeologist does, most children will reply ‘Dig’. However, teaching archaeology is about more than the acquisition of physical skills, it can involve a lot of thinking too. Here a group of children are learning how to plan archaeological features. This is essentially a practical application of the co-ordinate maths which they will have learnt in the classroom. Archaeology also has links with many other subjects including English and science. This makes the ideal focus for cross-curricular work.
… it’s about commitment to learning.
Archaeology can engage both children and adults through physical action and through a sense of discovery. It can also engender a high level of commitment. These children are absorbed in their task despite the fact that it is raining.
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