Year 7 History – Lessons in Archaeology
7.1 History has been learning about the role of archaeology in the discipline of history.
In a recent lesson, they simulated an archaeological dig using choc chip cookies. They followed the steps of an archaeological dig, including observing the artefacts (choc chips) and creating a detailed field sketch, then extracting the artefacts using toothpicks as their archaeological tool.
Students really enjoyed this hands on activity as it allowed them to experience the challenges an archaeologist would face, including the difficulty of extracting delicate items that need to be preserved.
Ms Stephanie Ditto, HSIE Teacher
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