Bringing history alive
Students take on roles as archeologists during ‘artifact detectives’ unit
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Third-graders at Cape Horn-Skye Elementary had a hands-on opportunity to explore area history recently.
They participated in the “artifact detectives,” program, a new curriculum developed by their teacher, Lucia Willeman.
Students not only learned about early life in the Northwest, but were allowed to take on the role of an archeologist as they brushed, washed, measured, discussed and categorized local artifacts.
The project was supported through a Teaching American History (TAH) grant, administered by Carol Boyden, federal projects director for the Washougal School District, and by the Clark County Historical Museum.