Intrigue of the Past
Intrigue lessons support the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, and Science.
KAS has developed content materials for the Kentucky State Project Archaeology Program to supplement the Intrigue of the Past Activity Guide and to provide information about local archaeology and history. These materials include information about local prehistory and history, such as booklets and documentaries, corresponding lessons or suggestions for classroom activities, and a guide to local resources/resource people.
KAS has adapted several Intrigue of the Past lessons for Kentucky teachers that highlight Kentucky content. Examples include a lesson that considers ethics and preservation (Loving the Gorge to Death), one that targets archaeology concepts (Experimental Archaeology: Making Cordage), and one that focuses on distinctively Kentucky kinds of sites (caves) and indigenous art (Ancient Native American Era Kentucky Cave Art).
KAS has prepared booklets about selected topics in Kentucky Native and non-Native history and companion guides for teachers for the documentaries in KAS’ Kentucky Archaeology and Heritage Video Series. These guides consist of eight classroom-tested, cross-curricular activities. Grade level varies from middle school to high school, depending on the documentary’s subject matter. These Kentucky-centric content materials supplement the information and concepts covered in the Intrigue of the Past Activity Guide.