K-12 Resources

Teachers – do you want to teach archaeology in your classrooms? There are lots of great resources out there to help! OKPAN is in the process of creating materials just for you in Oklahoma, but until then, check out these great organizations and materials:

Oklahoma Archeological Survey

The Oklahoma Archeological Survey has several programs available for teachers in our state! Visit their website to learn more about their Diaries in the Dirt and Oklahoma’s First General Store programs!

Project Archaeology

sm-PRODUCT-IMAGES For 25 years, Project Archaeology has been creating nationally-applicable curriculum guides to help formal educators teach their students about the archaeology and multiculturalism. Visit their website today to learn more!




Archaeological Institute of America (AIA)

AIA has a number of fantastic resources for those interested in teaching archaeology (and just simply learning more)! The AIA education page has free lesson plans available to teach a variety of topics – from the Ancient Greeks to simulated digs in your classroom. Visit their page to learn more!

Smithsonian Education

Artifact & Analysis: A Teacher's Guide to Interpreting Objects and Writing HistoryThe Smithsonian Education Lesson Plans are an excellent resource for teaching a variety of subjects, including archaeology! One of our favorite lessons is the Artifact Analysis lesson and activity – perfect for teachers in the classroom or public archaeologists in the field. Explore the website to find your favorite!

Standing Rock Syllabus

The events happening near the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota over the Dakota Access Pipeline have the ability to affect the ways in which we manage cultural heritage in the near future. To help more advanced students better understand these current events, we suggest using the #StandingRockSyllabus developed by NYC!


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