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Teaching History and Science Using What? Incorporating Artifacts into Your Lessons
Bring the world into your classroom! Join Bill, Mark and Andrea in this lively session where we'll explore how to use actual artifacts to teach science and history. The artifacts may be represented in the textbook and digital program you are using or you may have an artifact at home from your travels. Material culture adds a dimension to learning that cannot be replaced by the written word. Let us demonstrate how to teach a lesson with artifacts from afar or from your own community — or your own home.

You will leave our session with these fresh ideas:
• Create a lesson around historical or scientific objects, providing their background and what they show about the world around them from their era;
• Design a written inquiry project to encourage curiosity about things students may never have considered or observed;
• Help students discover science and history in their own community and in their own home by asking each student to bring in an artifact that represents their culture.

Dec 7, 2021 04:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. William A. Parkinson
Curator of Anthropology @Field Museum, Chicago, IL
William A. Parkinson is Curator and Professor of Anthropology at the Field Museum of Natural History and the University of Illinois at Chicago. His research interests focus on the evolution of agricultural villages in the European Neolithic and Bronze Age. He conducts collaborative archaeological research in Hungary on the Körös Regional Archaeological Project, and in Greece on The Diros Project. Dr. Parkinson holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.
Andrea S. Kingman
Exec. Product Marketing manager @National Geographic Learning | Cengage
Mark Hoffman
Senior Product Marketing Manager @National Geographic Learning | Cengage