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Lesson Plans

Re: MEANING: Time Detectives

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Tue, 20 Apr 1999 10:50:24 EDT

We did a great activity. I brought in some unusual items. An antique hand
mill, a "busicon" shell used by American Natives as a tool, an amulet, a rock
scraper, a hand hewn axe head, a piece of hand built pottery, a lead pellet,
an arrow head, etc. I had the students draw the objects to make them look
closer and then I asked them to work in groups and decide:
What the object was.
How the object was used and demonstrate this to the class.
Who made the object or used the object.
When was the object used.
For each of these, they had to give convincing evidence. Then I gave them an
envelope with the factual information on the object. It was fun and quite
surprising at how much an object can tell you when you stop to really look.
Debi B-H