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[Grade 4 Chapter 4 Investigation]

Can You Dig It?

Investigation Organizer
This is a worksheet you can print and distribute to students to help them track their work on the Chapter Investigation.

Internet Links

Following are links to Internet resources for students to use while working on the Chapter Investigation.

Royal Ontario Museum -- Virtual Dig Out
This Web site, created by the York, Ontario Board of Education with the help of elementary school children, is a virtual archaeological dig where you can search for artifacts.

Archaeological Analysis: Pieces of the Past
Roll up your sleeves and get ready to dig. This site from Canada's Royal Ontario Museum offers a tutorial on excavating historic sites, as well as an online simulation of a fictional excavation. Use what you know about archaeology as well as the soil at the site, existing structures, and the clues from the artifacts found there to learn about the past.

Flints and Stones: Real Life in Prehistory
Step back in time to the world of Stone Age hunter gatherers. Travel with the Shaman, the Stone Age people's leader or with a present-day archaeologist to learn about the daily lives of these people. Wonderful illustrations, photographs, and explanations will help you learn a great deal not just about hunter gatherers in Stone Age Europe, but also about the types of questions archaeologists ask and the knowledge they gain.

This is a lesson plan for a cross-curricular classroom lesson using an archaeology theme. The lesson plan includes activities and bibliographies. This is just one part of the Fallen Timbers Battlefield Archaeological Project Home Page at Heidelberg College in Ohio.

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