One Day Program
In our one day program, an archaeologist from the organization will host a workshop with students. Workshops are tailored to the age group of the participants and provide a general overview of archaeology. The program ends with an interactive mock excavation that introduces students to basic concepts in the practice of archaeology through hands-on learning.
The four-week programs are custom designed to meet the state’s curriculum requirements and teach local history. These programs focus on developing students’ understanding of archaeology and how it shapes community histories. The four week program provides learning experience through a series of lectures, interactive workshops, and development of a group project. All of the lessons and group work will be based on community histories local to each student group.
Students meet several times a week with professional archaeologists to learn about archaeology as a profession and a practice. They will learn how archaeology developed as a field, the many techniques used to gather archaeological data, and how that data is used to interpret the past. They will be taught to shape an historical narrative with archaeological excavations, research and laboratory analysis, and interpretation. This hands-on work gives them a chance to develop research and analytical skills while being introduced to a professional trade.
Similar to the four-week program AITC can custom create an archaeology program for high school students. This program can be designed as an afterschool or Saturday program. The custom program extends beyond four weeks and students gain a more in depth understanding of archaeology and the many specializations within the profession. In addition to learning how archaeology developed as a field, students learn the many techniques used to gather archaeological data, as well as how that data is used to interpret the past. The students will conduct research and develop a group project on a local archaeological site.
The Archaeology Club is held monthly in Washington D.C. Archaeology Club is for children ages 9-13 and is free to attend. The program will use workshops, hands-on demonstrations and field trips to teach students about archaeology as a profession as well as to build their understanding of community history.