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Treasures of the Sunken City

Viewing Ideas


Before Watching

  1. Archeology teams often locate, identify, catalog, and map the artifacts they find. Have students generate a list of skills that team members should possess to be on a team like this. Students should consider site location, types of artifacts, and project goals as they determine skills each team member must have. As students watch, have them look for the different expertise and skills represented on the team and the contributions made by each team member.

  2. Some archeologists specialize in marine archeology, most often exploring sunken ships. What would be the advantages or disadvantages for an archeologist excavating in water? How might it be different than a land-based excavation? What are some differences between the ways artifacts are preserved in water and on land? As students watch, have them keep a list of the challenges involved in working underwater.

After Watching

  1. Have students revisit their lists about the kinds of expertise and skills represented by team members. What skills were ones that students had predicted? What skills were evident that students didn't anticipate?

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