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Date Issued:
2020
Abstract:
Despite promoting K-12 education initiatives for decades, public archaeologists struggle to reach precollegiate audiences due to archaeology's absence in curriculum standards, a lack of qualified archaeology educators, and barriers within the school system. To investigate replicable and accessible methods of archaeology education and to better understand teacher needs and motivations, I created lesson plans which engage high school students in recording and researching historic cemeteries. Hands-on efforts are often excavation-based and limited by access to professional archaeologists; however, cemetery recording is nondestructive and offers students a chance to participate in project-based learning. Four educators from Santa Rosa County taught the materials to nine classes in Fall 2019 while I evaluated the lessons through surveys, guided observations, and summative interviews. The materials were revised based on results to ensure they are useful and useable. Every participant indicated the lessons are user-friendly, relevant, and meaningful. Administrative support, passionate teachers, and carefully crafted lessons contributed to programmatic success, indicating collaborative efforts from archaeological and educational professionals can produce hands-on archaeology programming that is mutually rewarding.
Title: Cemeteries as classrooms: Making archaeology education relevant, accessible, and sustainable.
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Alternative Title: Making archaeology education relevant, accessible, and sustainable.
Name(s): Hines, Rachel Louise, author.
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Bibliography
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Academic Theses.
Academic Theses.
Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation.
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2020
Date Issued: 2020
Other Date: 2020.
Publisher: University of West Florida,
Place of Publication: Pensacola, Florida :
Physical Form: electronic resource
Extent: 1 online resource (x, 253 leaves : illustrations)
Language(s): eng
Abstract: Despite promoting K-12 education initiatives for decades, public archaeologists struggle to reach precollegiate audiences due to archaeology's absence in curriculum standards, a lack of qualified archaeology educators, and barriers within the school system. To investigate replicable and accessible methods of archaeology education and to better understand teacher needs and motivations, I created lesson plans which engage high school students in recording and researching historic cemeteries. Hands-on efforts are often excavation-based and limited by access to professional archaeologists; however, cemetery recording is nondestructive and offers students a chance to participate in project-based learning. Four educators from Santa Rosa County taught the materials to nine classes in Fall 2019 while I evaluated the lessons through surveys, guided observations, and summative interviews. The materials were revised based on results to ensure they are useful and useable. Every participant indicated the lessons are user-friendly, relevant, and meaningful. Administrative support, passionate teachers, and carefully crafted lessons contributed to programmatic success, indicating collaborative efforts from archaeological and educational professionals can produce hands-on archaeology programming that is mutually rewarding.
Identifier: 1201528775 (oclc), WFE0000707 (IID)
Note(s): by Rachel Louise Hines.
Department of Anthropology, College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humantities
Advisor: Della A. Scott-Reton.
Thesis (M.A.) University of West Florida 2020
Includes bibliographical references.
Also available in print.
Subject(s): University of West Florida
University of West Florida.
Archaeology -- Education
Library Classification: LD1807.F62k 2020 H564
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/uwf/fd/WFE0000707
Use and Reproduction: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/
Host Institution: UWF
Other Format: Cemeteries as classrooms : Making archaeology education relevant, accessible, and sustainable. (Print version:)
(OCoLC)1201526328

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