Archaeology

Go to http://www.worldbookonline.com/kids/Home
(User name: waf34 Password: pass34)

In the box provided, type: archaeology
When the list of articles appears, choose the first one.

Before you answer the questions below, ask your teacher some questions:
1. Should you take notes or answer the questions in complete sentences?
2. Should you put quotation marks around any phrase or sentence you copy directly from an article?
3. Should you copy the citation information at the bottom of each article?

Before you start, remember that there are three types of answers:
1. on the lines for you to easily see
2. between the lines; there are clues for you to figure out
3. beyond the lines; you have to use your general knowledge to make connections to what you read

A. Read the article.
1. What is archaeology? (on the lines)
2. What do archaeologists do? (on the lines)
3. What are three categories of objects that they study? (between the lines)
4. What are examples found in each category? (on the lines)
5. What are the places called where archaeologists find things? (on the lines)
6. What are three types of places where they find things? (on the lines)
7. What are four activities involved in surveying a place? (on the lines)
8. What are three types of tools used? (on the lines)

B. Click on the picture of the archaeologists in Turkey.
1. What are three tools you can see in the picture? (on the lines)
2. What are three qualities or characteristics you think archaeologists must have in order to be successful? (beyond the lines)

C. Go back to the previous page and click on the illustration of pottery.
1. From what time period is the oldest pot? (on the lines)
2. From what time period is the newest pot? (on the lines)
3. What changes do you notice in the shapes of the pots? (between the lines)

D. Go back the previous page and scroll to the bottom.
1. Copy the citation information.
2. Click on the link to ‘World Book Student’.
3. Copy the definition that appears next to the first article. Use quotation marks to show you copied. (on the lines)
4. How does this definition compare to the definition in the ‘Kids’
article? (between the lines)

E. Click on the first article. Read through the yellow outline on the left hand side of the screen.
1. What are five ways archaeologists gather information? (on the lines – look for the round bullets)
2. What are three main ways archaeologists interpret or make sense of what they understand? (on the lines)

F. Look for the green box of related information in the top right hand corner of the screen. Click on ‘Encyclopedia Articles’.
1. Who are five famous archaeologists you can read about in this encyclopedia? (on the lines)
2. What are five countries about which you can find archaeolgical information? (between the lines – don’t give names of cities, regions or continents)

G. Choose one of the articles listed on the page of related articles.
1. Read or skim through the article to find five interesting facts to share with your class. Be prepared to tell why you think those facts are important.
2. Copy the citation information at the bottom of the article.

H. Go back to the article on archaeology. Look for the green box of related information in the top right hand corner of the screen. Click on ‘Web Sites’.
1. Copy the disclaimer at the top of the page. (between the lines)
2. Click on the first link; it’s from the American Museum of Natural History.
3. Click on the word ‘archaeology’ that you’ll find in a tan oval on the left hand side of the page.
4. Have fun exploring the page that appears and be ready to tell what you discover.

[This page may be copied for use with students if the following credit is provided: ©2009 Sophie Rosen.]

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