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The Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Archaeology was established in 2007. As it had many visits from preschool children, three teaching resources were developed between 2009 and 2010, using Japanese traditions for children under 6. They are still popular today, among both children and adults. The...
This paper describes an educational program for children aged 3–6 with detailed studies of one workshop, the “Archaeological sandbox,” and one project, the “Pedenjresearcher.” Each year several hundred preschool children visit archaeological exhibitions, with specially designed programs, which...
This paper explores a collaborative program focused on identifying the role of archaeology in heritage education and management delivered under cultural leadership. The method of delivery and teaching is reflexive and adaptive, via on-ground conservation projects that have tangible social...
This paper explains how archaeology has been used to teach history to children in English schools, museums and heritage sites. We describe six successful schools-linked projects then focuses on the Young Archaeologists’ Club, which has over the past 40 years nurtured many members of today’s...
Simulated archaeological excavations are an engaging way of introducing school students to the processes of archaeology. Immersing students in the methodologies of the archaeologist can be an exceptionally potent and memorable learning experience. Significant challenges exist in the design and...
This paper discusses the role and the value of archaeology to a living history museum, through the study of an ongoing programme at Colonial Williamsburg. The museum has long relied on archaeological research to inform reconstructions and site interpretations. In 2015, archaeologists assumed a...
Since opening in 2010, The Big Dig Archaeology Education Centre in Sydney has welcomed over 70,000 students aged 5–18 years to participate in school learning programmes. Students use the process of inquiry to “work like an archaeologist” in purpose-built classrooms on a site which spans the...
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