The AIA works with archaeologists, educators, museum staff, and other specialists to create and compile programs and resources that you can use in your classroom or at home to explain what archaeology is, what archaeologists do, and how sites are discovered, uncovered, and interpreted. Resources include lesson plans and activities that can be downloaded and adapted for your use. Topics range from creating small-scale simulated digs to re-creating ancient costumes and hosting your own Roman feast.
Each October the AIA co-hosts an archaeology fair with Boston's Museum of Science. Fairs have a wide range of activities and demonstrations for attendees to enjoy, from learning about stratigraphy to mock digs and atlatl throwing! Several AIA local societies now host their own fairs, check our Events page to find a fair near you!
Many U.S. states designate a certain day, week, or month every year to celebrate and recognize local archaeology and history. During these periods, local archaeologists, educators, museum staff, and other specialists organize programs and activities for public participation.
Building a Strong Future for Archaeological Outreach and Education—A Working Conference for Educators, AIA 2015
Join the AIA for a 2 day working conference in New Orleans, Louisiana January 9-10, 2015.
In advance of the Institute's 2015 Working Conference for Educators: Building a Strong Future for Archaeological Outreach and Education the AIA is soliciting a series of one-page descriptions of existing archaeological outreach and education programs.
We began the first week with our second group of students by explaining the archaeology of Achill Island and touring the sites at Slievemore.
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