The 6th grade World History class studies Ancient Israel, a natural opportunity to explore archeological best practices.
Students had to carefully sweep away thick, moist sand and use more delicate tools to uncover a variety of artifacts. Each item had to be carefully sketched in its original location and inventoried.
Several students had moments of shouting, “What is this?” A common question for archeologists.
Students then inferred what the dig site represented–what happened at that site? The presence of tools, screws, and other items suggested a construction site.