Thursday, May 12, 2016

"By our houses they will know us." -Kickapoo saying 

How can investigating a light station help us understand the culture of keepers and their families?

This question is central to the new Project Archaeology: Investigating a Light Station curriculum guide. We are looking for teachers, educators, and other archaeologists willing to be part of our two day pilot workshop June 18th and 19th, 2016. Workshop will be facilitated by FPAN staff, the curriculum writers, and hosted by the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum.

Teachers will be introduced to the Investigating Shelter curriculum, take part in the hands-on lessons that demonstrate basic skills in archaeology that can be done in any classroom, and be the first to delve into the new lighthouse materials.

This project was made possible by a grant from Florida's Department of State. Funding from the grant will cover all materials therefore the workshop is free! The curriculum guide will be available nationwide this summer on the Project Archaeology website. If you are interested in hosting a future workshop at your school or museum, contact your local Florida Public Archaeology Network office.

For more information and links to registration click here!

Text: Sarah Miller, FPAN staff.
Images: graphic design by Ashley Miller using images courtesy of the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum compiled by Lianne and Sarah Bennett.

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