Kentucky Teacher Articles
Old dwellings bring new understanding of world – Making History Local (September 9, 2014)
Kentucky Teacher: Dig It – Teachers Use Archaeology to bring other subjects to life (September 2010, Page 10)
Kentucky Teacher: Archaeology Workshops Unearth Teaching Ideas (October 1999, page 13: )
Intrigue of the Past: A Teacher’s Activity Guide for Fourth through Seventh Grades, by Shelley J. Smith, Jeanne M. Moe, Kelly A. Letts, and Danielle M. Patterson, 1993, published by the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Utah.
Intrigue of the Past is one of Project Archaeology’s curriculum guides. Project Archaeology is a national heritage education program that introduces students to the process of archaeology and teaches them to appreciate and protect our nation’s rich cultural heritage.
The following lessons are adapted from the curriculum guide, modified for Kentucky-specific examples.
This lesson was adapted with permission from Section Two (The Process of Archaeology), Lesson 13: Pollen Analysis, pages 63-69.
Kentucky Rock and Cave Art Symbols and Keys
Additional images to use with the Prehistoric Kentucky Cave Art lessons. These images were adapted with permission from Section Three (Issues in Archaeology), Lesson 19 – Rock Art Two: Creating Your Own, pages 99-101.
Kentucky Adaptation Images for Intrigue Lesson 5
Kentucky-relevant images and key to their use, adapted from Section One (Fundamental Concepts), Lesson 5 – Chronology: The Time of My Life, pages 22-26.
Loving the Gorge to Death, from Law Edu
This lesson was adapted with permission from Section Three (Issues in Archaeology), Lesson 23: The Road Showdown, pages 114-116.
Experimental Archaeology (revised 2016)
This lesson was adapted with permission from Section Two (The Process of Archaeology), Lesson 16 – Experimental Archaeology: Making Cordage, pages 81-86.
Prehistoric Kentucky Cave Art (revised 2007)
The lessons in this unit were adapted with permission from Section Three (Issues in Archaeology), Lessons 18, 19 and 20 – Rock Art One: An Introduction, Rock Art Two: Creating Your Own, and Rock Art Three: Protecting Our Past, pages 95-106.
Seeds in a Privy
This activity was adapted from Intrigue of the Past: North Carolina’s First Peoples. A Teacher’s Activity Guide For Fourth Through Seventh Grades by Margo Price L., Patricia M. Samford, and Vincas Steponaitis, 2001, published by Research Laboratories of Archaeology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, pp. 84-91, which is itself adapted from Section Two (The Process of Archaeology), Lesson 13: Pollen Analysis, pages 63-69.
National Project Archaeology website
Kentucky Project Archaeology page
National Project Archaeology Investigating Shelter page