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The Archaeology Education Handbook: Sharing the Past with Kids / Edition 450 available in Paperback
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This innovative guidebook introduces archaeologists to the complexities and possibilities of educating children in archaeology. The book explains the culture of the educational system, discusses the interface between education and archaeology, forewarns of sensitive and inflammatory issues, and provides real-world examples of a variety of successful archaeology education programs. Throughout, the emphasis is on exemplary programming that meets the needs of students, educators and archaeologists in a realistic, achievable manner. Published in cooperation with the Society for American Archaeology.
Table of ContentsChapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Foreword: Public Education: A Part of Archaeological Professionalism Chapter 3 Introduction Part 4 The Culture of Teaching: The Educational System and Educational Theory Chapter 5 Accessing Educational Systems in Canada and the United States Chapter 6 Governmental Education Standards and K-12 Archaeology Programs Chapter 7 Cognitive and Moral Development of Children: Implications for Archaeological Education Chapter 8 Learning and Teaching Styles: Reaching All Students Chapter 9 Heritage Education for Special Students Chapter 10 Developing Lessons about Archaeology: From a Teacher's Journal Part 11 The Interface: Archaeologists Working with Educators Chapter 12 National Geographic and Time Magazine as Textbooks: How Teachers Learn about Archaeology Chapter 13 Including Archaeology in K-12 Teacher Education Chapter 14 Brokering Cultures: Archaeologists Reach Out to Teachers Chapter 15 From Context to Content: Instructional Media for Precollegiate Audiences Chapter 16 Teaching Archaeology with Educational Technology Chapter 17 Against the Clock: Introducing Archaeology in Time-Limited Situations Chapter 18 Assessing Archaeology Education: Five Guiding Questions Part 19 The Danger Zones: Issues in Teaching Archaeology Chapter 20 Teaching Archaeology Without the Dig: What's Left Chapter 21 Simulated Excavations and Critical Thinking Skills Chapter 22 Digging with Kids: Teaching Students to Touch the Past Chapter 23 Archaeology and Values: Respect and Responsibility for Our Heritage Chapter 24 Who Paints the Past? Teaching Archaeology in a Multicultural World Chapter 25 Gatekeeping, Housekeeping, Peacekeeping: Goals for Teaching Archaeology in the Public Schools Part 26 The Provenience: Archaeology Education in the Real World Chapter 27 Applying the Message to the Medium Chapter 28 Politics, Publicity, and the Public: Urban Archaeology in the Public Eye Chapter 29 Crow Canyon Archaeological Center: Why An Independent, Nonprofit Center Makes Sense Chapter 30 Teaching the Past in Museums Chapter 31 Teaching Archaeologists to Teach Archaeology Chapter 32 On Site and Open to the Public: Education at Archaeological Parks Chapter 33 Archaeology Education Programs: A Long-Term Regional Approach Part 34 Conclusions and Perspectives Chapter 35 Environmental Education: Perspectives for Archaeology Chapter 36 Retrospective: Personal Thoughts on the Maturation of Archaeological Education
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This volume brings together as editors and authors some of the most committed and knowledgeable archaeologists who have been involved in efforts to include archaeological topics in the formal educational programs in elementary and high schools. The articles and commentary in this volume distill the expertise, insights, and recommendations of expert archaeological educators.
From the Foreword by Francis P. McManamon