Classroom Resources

These resources have been created by professional archaeologists and educators from across the Country.  Please feel free to use these as is or adapt for your classroom!

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Upper Patuxent Archaeology Group Pinterest Page

Follow our Pinterest page for Anthropology and Archaeology activities for your classroom!

Montgomery College Department of Anthropology

A resource created by local archaeologists and educators who want to use archaeology to engage their students in lessons about culture, history, language, art, science and a multitude of other disciplines and topics. All lesson plans on this page work with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Curriculum Standards.

MPT Thinkport – Exploring Maryland’s Roots

A look at Native American and Colonial Maryland through the lens of Archaeology.

Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum – Virtual Field Trip

Students investigate the field of underwater archaeology as they explore the remains of a shipwreck from the War of 1812.

Teachers can also gain access to lesson plans and information on JPPM’s Native American and War of 1812 Traveling Trunk Program

Society for American Archaeology

Offers lesson plans and activities created by archaeologists and teachers nationwide.  Also includes lesson plans by region.

National Park Service

Includes contextual information and interpretive tools for teachers as well as lesson plans.  National Park Service has also created a page just for kids!

Project Archaeology

Project Archaeology is an educational organization dedicated to teaching scientific and historical inquiry, cultural understanding, and the importance of protecting our nation’s rich cultural resources. We are a national network of archaeologists, educators, and concerned citizens working to make archaeology education accessible to students and teachers nationwide through high-quality educational materials and professional development.

Archaeological Institute of America

Archaeology lesson plans with an emphasis on Ancient Cultures.

Jamestown Rediscovery

Lesson plans focused on the history of Historic Jamestowne (1607)





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