Annual First Grade Ancient Pueblo Dig


The first grade has just concluded an archeological excavation to introduce a unit on the Ancient Pueblo People. Before their dig, the students learned about archeologists, including how they excavate and record what they find, what they do with artifacts, and more.

Feathers, baskets, turquoise, arrowheads, bones, corn, and beans were all uncovered in Learning Village sandboxes during this project. Classes will use these artifacts to create questions about the Ancient Pueblo People, which will then guide their investigations of this culture.

“My favorite part of the dig is seeing the students’ curiosity and excitement as they are excavating,” said Mrs. Kirkland. “Also, this unit provides a great opportunity for purposeful learning. They students come up with questions about their artifacts and then we explore and learn together. They take ownership for the process and their learning.”

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