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Have you ever wanted to be able to find a list of resources that appeal to young people about archaeology?  Well we hope that this list will help.  The following list has been prepared by teachers participating in archaeology projects funded by Eisenhower and ESEA Title II Professional Development grants.  As a part of the grants the teachers reviewed archaeology resources for youth.  By including this information on our website more individuals that just the grant participants will be able to access the information.  

A complete review of the following resources can be found by clicking on the title. 

 

Book Reviews

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Grade Levels Book Titles
pre-K-3 Felix Travels Back in Time 
K-12 Mummies, Bones and Body Parts
2-4 The House on Maple Street 
2-12 Culture Smart!
3-5 The All-New Amelia
3-5 Archaeologists Dig for Clues
3-5 The Magic School Bus Shows and Tells: A book About Archaeology
3-6 Wild Man Island
3-7 How They Lived: An Ice Age Hunter
3-7 Stone Age People
3-12 Indian Handcrafts: How to Craft Dozens of Practical Objects Using Traditional Indian Techniques
4-8 Archaeology for Kids - Uncovering Mysteries of the Past
4-8 Bodies From the Past
4-8 Buried in Ice - The Mystery of a Lost Artic Expedition
4-8 Eyewitness Books: Archaeology
4-8 Indians of Wisconsin and the Surrounding Area
4-8 Messages on Stone
4-8 North American Indians
4-8 Painters of the Caves
4-8 A Slice Through a City
4-8 Stones, Bones, and Petroglyphs: Digging into Southwest Archaeology
4-8 The Young Scientist Book of Archaeology
4-12 Archaeology - Kingfisher Knowledge
4-12 The Atlas of Archaeology - The Definitive Guide to the Location, History and Significance of the World’s Most Important Archaeological Sties and Finds
4-12 Mapping Wisconsin History: Teacher’s Guide and Student Materials
4-12 The Mildenhall Treasure
4-12 The Romance of Wisconsin Place Names
4-12 The Young Oxford Book of Archaeology
5-7 Digging up the Past
5-8 Native American Rock Art: Messages from the Past
5-9 Stones and Bones!  How Archaeologists Trace Human Origins
5-12 Adventures in Archaeology
5-12 Motel of the Mysteries
6-8 Archaeology: Life Digging up Artifacts
6-8 Archaeology Smart, Jr.: Discovering History’s Buried Treasure
6-8 Early Humans Interdisciplinary Thematic Units
6-12 The Archaeology of North America
6-12 Dig This, How Archaeologist Uncover the Past
7-12 Archaeology, the Definitive Guide
7-12 Treasure in a Cornfield, The Discovery and Excavation of the Steamboat Arabia
8-12 Indian Mounds of Wisconsin
8-12 A Lake Where Spirits Live: A Human History of the Midwest's Most Popular Park
8-12 Lost Civilizations: Rediscovering Ancient Sites Through New Technology
8-12 Rubbish! The Archaeology of Garbage
9-12 Archaeology - Science and its Secrets
10-12 100 Great Archaeological Discoveries

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Web Site Reviews

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Video Review

Click here for information about purchasing the following videos directly from Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center.

Grade Level Video Name
4-12 Archaeology at Perrot State Park
4-12 Midway Village - A Vision of the Past
4-12 Mounds of the Upper Mississippi Valley

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Magazine Reviews

Magazine Name
Archaeology, September/October 2003
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National Geographic, October 2003

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