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Black Box Archaeology

In this activity, students work as budding archeologists and creatively reimagine ways for archaeologists and historians to use artifacts to tell stories.


Grades 6–8


Informational, Narrative

What Your Students Will Learn

Students make observations and inferences about concealed objects and reimagine possible ways to interpret and tell stories about “artifacts”.

What Your Students Will Produce

Students take detailed notes while observing objects they cannot see and write short, creative pieces incorporating their observations and inferences.

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