Archaeology Resources for Elementary Teachers

Archaeology and the Bible (18-Week Unit)

This excellent homeschool unit is designed to be completed in 18 weeks. It includes lesson plans as well as print and online resources and is a useful resource for classroom teachers and well as homeschool parents. http://www.oklahomahomeschool.com/archaeolBible.html

Archaeology Month Activities

A collection of hands-on activities provided by Independence National Historic Park (National Park Service), Pennsylvania. http://www.independenceparkinstitute.com/Archaeology_Activities.pdf

Archaeology Power Point

Produced by the Atlantic Union of Seventh-day Adventists, this power point and lesson plan can be adapted for any grade level from 1-8. http://circle.adventist.org/ (search for Archaeology Lesson Plan)

Crossword Puzzles and Word Searches

At the Discovery School, you can generate your own crossword puzzles and word searches. http://www.school.discoveryeducation.com/teachingtools/teachingtools.html

Dig Magazine Archaeology Resources

A helpful list of archaeology resources. http://www.digonsite.com/links.html

Dig Magazine Parent and Teacher Resources

Includes links to and over 100 multiple-choice quizzes. http://www.digonsite.com/grownups/index.html

Dig Magazine Teacher Lesson Plans

The lesson plans produced by Dig are designed to go with specific issues of the magazine. http://www.cobblestonepub.com/resources_dig_tgs.html

Doing Archaeology in the Classroom

Includes lots of practical activity ideas, including using a sandbox. http://www.sfu.ca/archaeology/museum/classroom/sandbox.html

Evolution of Alphabets

http://www.terpconnect.umd.edu/~rfradkin/alphapage.html

Mystery of History, Vol. 1, second ed.

From Ancient Civilizations to the time of Christ, this work contains projects, quizzes, lessons and answer keys for grades 4-8. Where most ancient studies encompass only Egypt, Greece, and Rome, The Mystery of History goes much farther. In Volume I, chronological-based stories from all around the world are included. Beginning with the Garden of Eden, stories will spread from Sumer and Babel to Troy, Phoenicia, and Assyria. The study of early civilizations will include King Wu of China and Asoka of India as well as King David, Julius Caesar, and Xerxes of Persia. Even North America is visited in this look at ancient peoples. In The Mystery of History, major stories are retold from the Bible in the order that they happened alongside significant world history events and figures. A required resource is the Historical Atlas of the World from Rand McNally. Consumable paperback, 496 pages,$39.95. ISBN: 9781892427298. Grades 4-8. www.rocksolidinc.com

Mystery of History Reproducible CD

Select and print items from The Mystery of History. Vol. 1 (First and Second Edition are on the same CD) that otherwise you would be photocopying from the book for multiple students. Includes all Pretests, Exercises, Quizzes, worksheets, tests, and outline maps. Windows and Mac compatible. $17.27. www.rocksolidinc.com

School Express

Create your own word search here. http://www.schoolexpress.com/wordsearch/wordsearch01.php