Montana State University

EDCI 591-802: Project Archaeology - Investigating a Plains Tipi

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Bozeman, MT
Jul 21-Jul 24, 2013
Credit: 2 graduate
Tuition & Fees: $540.00
Instructor(s): Crystal Alegria

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Course Description

MT Join Project Archaeology at the Museum of the Rockies to learn how to bring archaeology and history into your classroom! You will receive the research-based curriculum guide, "Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter" which addresses the goals of the Montana Common Core. This guide will help you take learning to a deeper level by incorporating English Language Arts, Social Studies and Science. The guide is inquiry-based, cross-curricular, includes performance-based assessments, incorporates the indigenous voice and promotes cultural understanding. Students learn to analyze artifacts, primary documents, and oral histories related to authentic archaeological sites using the basics of scientific inquiry (observation, inference, evidence and classification) providing students with college and career readiness skills. Hope you can join us as we travel back in time to learn about Montana's historic past!


On campus housing is available. Room rates start at $21 per person per night sharing a room, or $26 per night for single rooms. All rooms are subject to a 7% per night occupancy tax. Rooms include linens (two sheets, mattress pad, pillow case, and blanket), towels, and bath soap. Please contact Sara Jay in Conference Services to register for on campus accommodations. She can be reached at (406) 994-6583 or sara.jay@montana.edu

Meeting Place and Times


Museum of the Rockies
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Instructor(s)

Crystal Alegria, MA. Ms. Alegria is coordinator for Project Archaeology, a national archaeology and heritage education program. She has worked in heritage and archaeological education for the last ten years with an emphasis on curriculum development for upper elementary students. Ms. Alegria has a B.S. in Anthropology and an M.A. in History from Montana State University.

Tuition and Fees

 Tuition$533.00
 Program Fee $0.00
 Computer Fee$7.00
 Total$540.00


Non-residents will have to pay the full tuition even if they have hit the tuition cap.

A $30 registration fee is also charged once per semester.

The costs above assume that you are taking only MSU Extended University courses during the semester that the course is offered. If you also registered for courses through the MSU Registrar, the regular MSU fee structure may apply.

A $40 late fee will be assessed if payment is not posted to your account by 3 pm (Mountain Time) of the course start date (or the business day before if the course starts on a weekend or a holiday).

To learn more about tuition and fees, please see the University Business Services' Student Accounts Web page.

Required Books/Materials

  • Counting Coup: Becoming a Crow Chief on the Reservation and Beyond
    Author: Joseph Medicine Crow
    ISBN: 0-7922-5391-4
    Price: Approximately $16.00 (new) plus shipping and handling

Optional Books/Materials:

  • Parading through History: The Making of the Crow Nation in America, 1805-1935
    Author: Frederick E. Hoxie
    Publisher:Cambridge University Press, 1997
  • Pretty Shield: Medicine Woman of the CrowsAuthor: Frank Bird Linderman
    Publisher: University of Nebraska Press, 1974.
  • Plenty-Coups: Chief of the Crows
    Author: Frank Bird Linderman
  • Grandmother’s Grandchild: My Crow Indian Life
    Author: Alma Hogan Snell
    University of Nebraska Press, 2000
  • How Students Understand the Past: From Theory to Practice
    Author: Elaine M. Davis
    Publisher: Walnut Creek, CA: Altamira Press, 2005.

These titles are not required for the course, but provided if you are interested in learning more about Crow history and culture.

For More Information


Contact Crystal Alegria at 406-994-6925 or calegria@montana.edu

For Registration Questions: Contact office of Continuing Education, (406) 994-6683 or toll free (866) 540-5660, ContinuingEd@montana.edu

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