November 15, 2011

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November 15, 2011

  1. 1. November 15, 2011 A bill has come up in front of the state senate, asking for money to conduct an archaeological dig before every large government project. Write an argument for or against this proposal
  2. 2. Objective:  SWBAT Evaluate the value in an archaeological dig * by analyzing a description of the Presidents house dig located in Philadelphia
  3. 3. Homework: Come to the presentation tonight on the discoveries made in Philadelphia  If you do so you will get an extra 4 homeworks added as A+’s
  4. 4. Review Homework: What risks did slaves face if they rebelled or ran? They could be…  Sold away from family and friends  Beaten or killed  Their kids could be sold  They had to figure out where they were going, with no money and few supplies
  5. 5. Yesterday, behind the school:
  6. 6. Yesterday, behind the school:
  7. 7. Vocabulary:  Archaeology  The study of human history and prehistory through the excavation of sites and the analysis of artifacts.  Use it in a sentence
  8. 8. Archaeology:  Not just digging in the dirt, but examining artifacts to tell the story of the people who used to live somewhere  Digging is often involved
  9. 9. Archaeology and African American History:  Places like colonial Williamsburg are now excavating sites connected with African Americans  Since we have limited written records of these areas, Archaeology can tell us a lot
  10. 10. Archaeology and African American History:  Digs at Mount Vernon (George Washington’s estate) show how African Americans lived there  Without the digs we would know much less about their lives
  11. 11. Archaeology and African American History:  Digs have also been done at Jefferson’s estate, Monticello  These digs add African Americans to the story of the estate  At one time, little or no mention was made
  12. 12. Check for understanding:  Do you understand what archaeology is?  Do you understand its value to African American History?
  13. 13. Independent Practice:  Read the article on the Presidents House tunnel in Philadelphia  Answer the comprehension questions  Write the story assigned
  14. 14. Exit Ticket: What was discovered in the excavations at the Presidents House? Why was it important?

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