What is it Like to Be an Archaeologist? (Grades 6-8)
What is it Like to be an Archaeologist is a project based activity that provides 6-8 grade students with the opportunity to work in collaborative learning groups to help them gain an understanding of what an archaeologist does. They will act as archaeologists and go on a dig where they will find, excavate and finally re-assemble decorated clay pots. Students will learn about the different types of jobs that are needed for a dig. Conclusions will be drawn and presented to the class. As a homework assignment, they will write about their experience and illustrate their completed artifact.

What's Inside

Complete Lesson Plans
History Rubric
Language Arts Rubric
Individual Student Rubrics
Student Assignment
Illustration & Description of Artifact
Definitions Answer Sheet
Contact Information

Copyright© 2014 Deann Marin (Socrates Lantern)
All rights reserved by author.
Permission for downloads to copy for single classroom use only.
Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only. Not for public display.
Save for later
  • What-is-it-like-to-be-an-Archaeologist.pdf
  • Making-History-Come-Alive-Archaeology.jpg
  • Teacher-1.jpg
  • Teacher-3.jpg
  • Definitions.jpg
  • Student-2.jpg
  • Student-3.jpg
  • Journal.jpg
  • History-Rubric-Class.jpg
  • Rubric-for-student.jpg

About this resource


Created: Jul 1, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


pdf, 2 MB



jpg, 172 KB


Lesson Plan

jpg, 383 KB


Report a problem