Virginia City, MT
Aug 03-Aug 07, 2015
Credit: 2 graduate
Tuition & Fees: $565.00
Instructor(s): Crystal Alegria

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Course Description

Project Archaeology Educator Field School August 3-7, 2015 Virginia City, MT. Join Project Archaeology in historic Virginia City, Montana this summer and 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. While in Virginia City, you will be immersed in the history of this significant gold rush town, learning from local historians, archaeologists, and members of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe. Hope you can join us as we travel back in time to learn about Montana's historic past!

This course is also offered for OPI renewal units, Click here

Meeting Place and Times


Housing Info:
There is housing available at the Nevada City Hotel and Cabins at no cost. To register please contact Crystal Alegria at (406) 994-6925. There is a kitchen area available in the Hotel for you to use to cook meals during the course if you are interested.


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.

Target Audience

This course is designated for upper elementary teachers. You will receive full instruction in archaeological science for the classroom and a complete curriculum guide, "Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter."

Tuition and Fees


Sorry, no fee waivers will be accepted. Payment is required even if tuition cap has been reached.

Please note that 588 courses are intended as professional development for practicing teachers and cannot be applied toward credit requirements for graduate degree programs.

Required Books/Materials

  • Girl From the Gulches
    Author: Ellen Baumler
    ISBN: 978-0917298974
    Price: Approximately $15.00 plus shipping and handling

For More Information

Contact Crystal Alegria at 406-994-6925

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

How to Register

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