Searching for Artifacts

students sifting for artifacts

Students in the fourth grade Arrow program have been learning about primary sources, weathering, erosion and deposition and prehistoric people this year. Earlier in the year, they were fortunate to have guest speaker Wesley Clarke, an archaeologist, in the classroom to teach the students to become problem-solvers, which is their theme for the year.

They learned how to sift through collections to find artifacts. The students then used index artifacts to identify the time period and identify the other artifacts they found. As historians, they came up with ideas and inferences about their uses and any conclusions they could make about the habitats based on what we found. Hands-on, authentic learning brings curriculum lessons to life, instilling a passion toward remaining life long learners.