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Think Like an Archaeologist is a four classroom session program, with an additional visit to the Rhode Island School of Design’s Museum of Art and Brown University’s Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology. The sessions introduce 6th grade Social Studies students to the whole process of archaeology, from choosing an excavation site and learning to dig, to analyzing and caring for artifacts. Each session is hands-on, led by faculty, staff, and doctoral students from Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. This is a partnership program between Brown University’s Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, and the Rhode Island School of Design’s Museum of Art for 6th grade Social Studies students in the Providence Public Schools.
How to Get Involved:
Applications are available on our Introductory Materials and Application page, or request one from Sarah Sharpe, Brown University (firstname.lastname@example.org). For those not able to participate in the full program, materials can be made available for classroom use.
RISD Museum: Mariani Lefas-Tetenes, Educator for School + Teacher Programs, email@example.com
Haffenreffer Museum: Geralyn Ducady, Curator of Education, Geralyn_Ducady@brown.edu
Joukowsky Institute: Sarah Sharpe, Manager, Finance and Administration, Sarah_Sharpe@brown.edu