LACONIA -- A workshop for educators interested in incorporating archaeology into their classrooms is scheduled for Friday, April 19, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center in Laconia.
Presented by the state Division of Historical Resources, the state Department of Transportation and the state State Conservation and Rescue Archaeology Program, this workshop, titled Project Archaelolgy: Investigating Shelter, offers interdisciplinary lessons in how archaeology can bring history, art, language, mathematics, social studies and scientific inquiry in the classroom.
State Project Archaeology coordinators Sheila Charles and Tanya Krajcik will lead the workshop. State Archaeologist Dr. Richard Boisvert will give a presentation on archaeology in New Hampshire.
The workshop includes a copy of a national curriculum guide for archaeology, hands-on guidance through lessons which include the process of archaeology and issues in the preservation of historical resources
Information about New Hampshire's unique archaeological record, several hands-on activities and classroom-ready materials, and a guided tour of Prescott Farm.
Cost for the workshop is $45; preregistration and prepayment are required by April 5. To learn more and to register, visit www.nh.gov/nhdhr and click on the "Project Archaeology" link.
The workshop is part of New Hampshire's April is Archaeology Month celebration, which will include lectures, tours and professional development opportunities.