Spring 2010 Society Outreach Grant Winners
March 8, 2012
Bozeman Society: “The Archaeology of Food, Nutrition and Culture” Curriculum
The Bozeman Society has put together “The Archaeology of Food, Nutrition and Culture”—a grade school curriculum designed to meet sixth grade performance standards in world history, science, social studies and geography. The curriculum is a complete instructional guide for social science teachers that will allow them to direct archaeological investigation of the diets of sedentary foragers, early horticulturalists, and ancient city dwellers.
Kentucky Society: A Greek Mountain Fort in Southern Italy. Univ. of Kentucky Excavations at Monte Palazzi (Calabria) in 2007-2010
The Kentucky Society hosted an exhibition on the results of three seasons of archaeological investigations at the site of Monte Palazzi, in the southern Italian region of Calabria, where the remains of a Greek fort have been uncovered. The exhibit will remain in Lexington for a month before traveling to another city. Afterwards, it will be taken to Italy and will be put on permanent display with bilingual captions in the village of Cassari near Monte Palazzi.
Lubbock Society: Classics Day 2010
The Lubbock Society used their funding to add an archaeological component to the annual Classics Day event, which is sponsored by the Department of Classical Modern Languages and Literatures. They brought in two outside experts who can help them introduce students and teachers to two aspects of ancient Roman Society—food and military life.
Narragansett Society: Teaching Archaeology Workshop
The Narragansett Society will host a workshop that will bring together fifth-grade teachers and fifth-grade level after-school programs from around the Providence Public Schools District to present materials and lesson plans for teaching object-based and spatial thinking at the elementary school level.
North Alabama Society: Archaeology, Art, and Wine
The North Alabama Society hosted a fundraiser which featured a lecture by Egyptologist Dr. Sarah Parcak of the University of Alabama Birmingham as well as wines of the Mediterranean region. A silent auction was also be held.
Salem Society: Providing Access to the Salem area's Deaf Community
The Salem Society reached out to the Salem-area deaf and impaired hearing community by providing sign language interpreters to each of our lecture events. Community groups that were targeted include the Oregon School for the Deaf and various local-area impaired-hearing support groups.
Toronto: Word on the Street Toronoto--National Book & Magazine Festival
The Toronto Society presented “Digging the Past”, an outreach program which raised awareness about the study of the past, archaeology and history in Ontario and abroad. The event featured Q&A sessions with an archaeologist throughout the day, poster presentations on a variety of topics such as “From Artifact to History” that described the importance of artifacts in understanding and writing history, and “Archaeologist in the Field”, which will give an example of a real archaeological dig.
The University of Cincinnati Department of Classics in cooperation with the Cincinnati Society of the AIA had a banner year with its Outreach program giving over 125 presentations that reached over 3800 people.
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