Archaeology for Gifted Kids

Archaeology is the scientific study of the history of human cultures. It can be a compelling topic of interest for gifted kids and is often not included in school curriculum. Below are helpful Internet links for students of all ages.

Created by Cobblestone Publishing Company, this site offers information on the magazine Dig, which is designed for the younger set. There is also information—state-by-state—of archaeological activities and a section titled Ask Dr. Dig where readers can ask questions of a real archaeologist.

Archaeology is the publication of the Archaeological Institute of America. This site includes articles, interactive digs, and videos.

Located in southwestern Colorado, this center has a wonderful reputation for education. Click on Archaeology Adventures and you will find information on middle school and high school summer camps.

This site contains numerous articles, photographs, videos, and games, all on the subject of archaeology.

Here you will find a wide variety of formats that present aspects of archaeology. Included is text, audio, video, and multimedia.

This is a great resource for teachers. Search for “Archaeology” and you will find all kinds of free lesson plans for both primary and secondary students.

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