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Colonial Artifact Inquiry Project Essential Questions: 1. How are artifacts used to understand culture? 2. How are our present day lives similar and different from colonial life? 3. How have our present lives been influenced by colonial life? Day Activity Materials/ Comments 1 Explore Artifacts (unveil artifacts and fill Inference Sheet out inquiry sheet) (to be done in library) 2 Identify Artifacts (give list of names and Names Sheet have students match names to numbers on artifacts, (to be done in library) then review) 3 Research Day (choose 2 artifacts for Laptops, digital students to research in partnerships – can have them list top 3 choices and then teacher choose from there camera, website list, - give list of good websites students can use to research graphic research how their two artifacts were used during colonial times – students will begin writing a organizer summary of their artifacts in Microsoft Word and take turns photographing their artifacts) 4 Share (students will finish writing about their Laptops, digital artifacts and print out their word document. Groups will have time to share their findings) camera 5 Share and Discuss (finish sharing from st day 4 and discuss1 essential question) 6 Compare Artifacts to Tools Laptops, research Used Today (students will research modern table day tools, print pictures of them, and fill out chart) 7 Discuss: “What artifacts will archaeologists find 400 years from now, that are from our culture and what will they learn about our culture from these artifacts?” 8 (may Create final project (complete write ups Laptops, Poster take 2 about artifacts in Microsoft Word, make poster of board, glue, markers, write-up, pictures, etc.) days) scissors (to be done in library) 9 SHARE!
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