Archaeology and Heritage Education Training

Amber Grafft-Weiss, Outreach Coordinator for the Florida Public Archaeology Network, reported to Historic City News that this summer, there will be three Heritage Education teacher training sessions offered in northeast Florida.

These sessions are designed to familiarize educators with archaeology resources for the classroom that can enhance learning opportunities in math, science, art, and social studies. The workshops are open to educators of all kinds.

Two books of curriculum will be used for the workshops. Intrigue of the Past is a book that addresses basic scientific and archaeological principles as well as exploring specific studies and ethical issues. Coquina Queries was created by FPAN to explore archaeology and Florida’s past through coquina, a unique stone native to northeast Florida. Both publications are aligned with Sunshine State Standards for 4th and 5th grade students, though they can be adapted for students of any age.

The upcoming workshop in St. Augustine will run from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. with a break for lunch each day.

The meetings will be held in Markland House on Flagler College campus. Parking is available and refreshments are provided (lunch on your own). Registration is $10.

If you are interested in attending please contact Amber at (904) 819-6498. Also, let her know if you are interested in continuing education credits!

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