For Teachers

Below is a growing list of resources available for use in the classroom and for home schooling. Many, but not all, are Savannah or Georgia specific resources. 

Archaeology

NEW for May 2020: New South Associates’ Portal to the Past– May is Archaeology Month and in 2020, it’s gone online.

Savannah Under Fire– Revolutionary Mathematics, Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science: Using Archeology and the American Revolution to Teach Otherwise Boring Stuff. By Rita Folse Elliott, 2011 (21.3 MB) [Teacher’s Curriculum, based on findings detailed in archaeology technical reports].

Curricula from the Chicora Foundation

Project Archaeology– Project Archaeology is a national program with specifics for each state.

Abercorn Archaeology– a project on Savannah’s Southside

Abby the ArchaeoBus, a project of the Society for Georgia Archaeology. Abby has retired, but you can read about some of her adventures online.

Books and curricula also from the Society for Georgia Archaeology

Resources from the Society for American Archaeology

Bartow County, Georgia- The Leake Site

Learn NC LEARN NC was a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education from 1997 – 2013. It provided lesson plans, professional development, and innovative web resources to support teachers, build community, and improve K-12 education in North Carolina. Learn NC is no longer supported by the School of Education – this is a historical archive of their website.

The Society for Georgia Archaeology’s yearly lesson plan. 2017 is about the CSS Georgia.

Adventures in Archaeological Science coloring book by the Max Planck Institute.

The Heritage Education Network (THEN): 52 pages of resources!

The Archaeology Education Clearinghouse is dedicated to promoting the use of archaeology in classrooms and interpretive settings.

National Park Service lesson plans, distance learning, materials for loan, field experiences, classroom materials, professional development… One stop shop for NPS teacher materials. Easily searchable by subject, grade level, and common core.

Jamestown Rediscovery’s YouTube page– great stuff from field to lab to conservation.

Archaeology in the Community– Washington, D.C.-based public archaeology program. Check out their Zoom Storytime.

Savannah River Archaeological Research Program (SRARP)– This links to their Facebook page for kids archaeology activities. Look under “files” for downloadable activities.

Exhaustive list of online archaeological and historical activities, for all ages (google doc)

History & Historic Preservation

Buried History: Savannah’s African American Legacy, our free digital tour with walking and driving options. 

The Humanity Archive: Correcting history, one human story at a time.

City of Savannah Municipal Archives educational resources: Archives Alive! are archives orientation sessions targeting youth grades 1-12 to introduce them to using primary sources. The Hungry for History Lectures are local history lectures for City employees and citizens.

The Georgia Historical Society educational resources, broken down by home schooling, historical markers program, resources for professionals, and more.

National Trust for Historic Preservation resources for everyone, look towards the bottom for kid-specific stuff. Links include virtual tours of historic sites, podcasts, and resources for professionals.

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