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Vermont's history from the ground up

Created as a joint project with the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, this kit provides a unique approach to the study of archaeology. Students learn the principles of archaeology through artifacts, creative activities, games, and books that appeal to their imaginations and help them to delve into this fascinating field. Artifacts in the kit range from prehistoric stone stools to modern plastic implements. This project was generously funded by the Vermont Archaeological Society.

 Archaeology Alive! kitA comprehensive teacher’s guide that includes teaching objectives, background information, and discussion questions leads instructors step by step through all of the activities and all of the artifact-based lesson plans. The kit is arranged so that a teacher may use the entire kit to teach an archaeology unit, or may pick only one or a few activities as time, inclination, and class age permit.

Some of the activities included are:

This kit is aligned with Vermont’s Framework of Standards, and addresses the following three core standards:

All kits are available for a three-week lending period for a fee of $50.00 (round-trip shipping), $35.00 (one-way shipping) or $20.00 (you pick up at VHS). For more information see History Kits.