NTC: Teaching with Things: Historical Archaeology and Material Culture in History Education

Monday, October 29, 2012

9:30am-12:30 pm

Jane Baxter, DePaul University
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

This seminar will introduce participants to the discipline of historical archaeology, also known as the archaeology of the recent past.  Historical archaeology is interdisciplinary in nature and combines traditional archaeological methods of excavation and survey with documentary analysis, oral history, and architectural studies.  This disciplinary introduction will facilitate a presentation of how objects and artifacts can be used to teach students about the past using materials familiar to them and engaging the material history of their local community.  Integrated into the seminar will be a series of hands on exercises and activity templates that can be used with students.

Cost and Registration Information 

For registration information please contact Charlotte Wolfe at wolfec@newberry.org