Chapter: Introduction / What is Archaeology?

This first introductory chapter did not have any new information for my children. There were no huge revelations, except for the fact the the author tied that information together in such a way that my second grader and my fourth graders had a light-bulb moment, where they finely “got it”. They now understand the whole idea of history, and how written works, or items carelessly discarded along the roadway, could act as a sort of “letter” or message from the past!

The book, and plan usually call for you to stop between the two sections of every chapter, but the children would not allow that. They wanted more!

We also read the second half of the introductory chapter, titled: “What is Archaeology?”. Again, just perfect! They felt they new the content, they were knowledgeable about what the writer was talking about, but now they understood again, just HOW it all falls together.

This book, encourages the use of outside elements to supplement the curriculum, such as books. We have also pointed out, in our after-reading-debates, that past experiences can help us learn and understand the current thing we are leaning. For example, the children loved the TV series “Life Without People”. Now, when they read in this book, about how a house can degenerate over time, they can actually visualise this action, from the memories of watching that TV program.

Here are some YouTube clips of that program:

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What this blog is about:

We are using Susan Bauer's "Story of the World" Book 1 Ancient Times for our History base curriculum.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
This is NOT a site meant to replace or copy what the author has created! You still need to purchase the curriculum to follow along with us! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

This blog will describe our journey through this curriculum, including: links to places of interest, photos we have found, videos we have found, discussion about the curriculum.

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