Archaeology is a great way to incorporate Science and History together at the same time. There are so many types of historical artifacts you can learn about that can tie into your history studies. You can learn about archaeologists as scientists and historians, or you can do a unit study on archaeology digs. I love the freedom that homeschooing gives us that we can learn about any subject that interests our children!
Archaeology is the scientific study of material remains such as pottery, tools, ruins, of past human life and cultures. It is also the study of the remains of a culture, people or animals. It is so fascinating to learn about.
If you would like to learn more about archaeology and archaeologists with your children check out all these awesome free printables and unit studies:
FREE Master Archaeology Bible Study Map – you can view this map for free online. This would be great with a Bible/archaeology study.
FREE Online Resources:
Mr. Donn.org has tons of Archaeology Resources:
The Archeaology for Kids page has lots of information on archaeology, famous archaeologists, tools used, how to dig, and interactive games and activities!
Archeaology Lesson Plans is a page full of teacher lesson plans, free video clips, how to create your own dig for your students and much more!
Wessex Archaeology has a great feature where you can explore online by time, place, theme, marine projects, view reports and more!
Instant Download – Archaeology Observations Journal Page
When studying Archaeology (especially when you learn about fossils and dinosaurs) I have found a lot of conflicting information on the age of the Earth and many tie ins to evolution. If you teach from a Creationist, young Earth viewpoint make sure you will want to be cautious of where you are getting your resources. You will want check out all the resources at Answers in Genesis! They have many resources on Archaeology right HERE that are from a Creationist, young earth perspective. There are challenging and interesting blog posts, magazine articles, research papers and much more.
Here are some great Biblical archaeology books:
Here are some good books to accompany any archaeology unit study:
Archaeology for Kids: Uncovering the Mysteries of Our Past, 25 Activities (For Kids series)Archaeologists Dig for Clues (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)Skeletons in the Closet – Kid’s Book on Archaeology: Tools You Use! – Children’s Archaeology BooksPaleontologist to Archaeologist – What do they do? Archaeology for Kids – Children’s Biological Science of Fossils BooksNo Bones about It – Archaeology for Kids! : Science for Children Edition – Children’s Archaeology BooksHands-On Archaeology: Real-Life Activities for KidsDigging Up Bones! Famous Archaeology Discoveries – Archaeology for kids – Children’s Archaeology Books
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