Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Whats in MAY?...Archaeology!!!

3 hour Field Trip to Mount Calvert Historical and Archaeological Park!
Exhibition Tour and Archaeological Dig!!
9:45am: Bus Pick up
11am: Tour begins
1pm: Bus Pick Up
*There is a picnic area, bring a bag lunch (optional)

Wear clothes you don't mind getting messy!!   

Payne: Tuesday May 3rd 10am‐1pm
Wheatley: Wednesday May 4th 10am‐1pm

Theme: Between the 1780’s‐1860’s, Mount Calvert was a tobacco plantation. The
Mount Calvert plantation depended on slave labor. Students will learn about African
artifacts found on the site and learn how “close” Africa really is! 
Mount Calvert is one of the most significant historical and archaeological sites in Prince George's County. It's rich archaeological and historical resources represent over 8000 years of human culture.

Pre-Lesson Questions/ Discussions

What is an Artifact? 
An object made by a human being, typically an item of cultural or historical interest.  During the archaeological dig you may find stone tools, pottery, glass beads, shells, bones, tobacco pipes, glass bottles and shoe buckles that help reveal the stories of past cultures.

What is an Archaeologist?
The study of past human life and culture by the recovery and examination of remaining material evidence, such as graves, buildings, tools, and pottery. 

1 comment:

  1. A Field Trip to an Archaeological Park and picnic, what a great idea. Wish we had done something like that at school.