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View Resource The Science Museum of Minnesota: Mysteries of Çatalhöyük

Courtesy of the Science Museum of Minnesota, middle-schoolers can take a virtual trip to an archaeological dig in central Turkey, southeast of the modern city of Konya. In 1998, archaeologists excavated a Neolithic settlement, that 9,000 years ago, was one of the world's major cities with a population of about 10,000 people. Çatalhöyük is of interest to archaeologists since it was settled at a...
View Resource Archaeological Institute of America: Lesson Plans

Archaeology is a fascinating subject and the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) is committed to getting young people enthused about this area of human inquiry. This website contains useful lesson plans designed to bring the "fascinating material culture and methodological approaches of archaeology into their classrooms." The materials here are intended for use with K-12 students, but a...

View Resource eCUIP: Education and Outreach Collections from the University of Chicago

Started by the Chicago Public Schools and the University of Chicago, the eCUIP Digital Library Project brings together a range of materials related to Chicago history, international studies, dinosaurs and archaeology for K-12 students and educators. The site offers a variety of materials, including Articles, Multimedia, Interactives, Reference Links, and Lesson Plans. Two of the highlights here...