Message #224: From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG To: "'Matthias Giessler'" Subject: AAC's Archaeology for Educators (AEC) Committee Date: Thu, 11 Jul 96 16:30:00 MST Encoding: 64 TEXT July 11, 1996 I am the SHPO representative on the Arizona Archaeological Council's (AAC), Archaeology for Educators (AEC) committee. I am also on the Publicity subcommittee of the AEC and would like to see some information on the AEC published in an issue of GLYPHS. The AEC is a very important subcommittee that has been actively involved for the past ten years in trying to get archaeology curricula into Arizona schools, trying to improve what curricula is currently in use, trying to train educators to teach children archaeology, trying to develop new curricula and materials for educators to use when they teach archaeology, and trying to provide a networking mechanism for educators and archaeologists. We would greatly appreciate it if you could inform your membership about this important committee by printing the following information: ARIZONA ARCHAEOLOGICAL COUNCIL's Archaeology for Educators Committee The Arizona Archaeological Council (AAC) is non-profit voluntary organization that promotes communication and cooperation within Arizona s historic preservation community. The membership of the AAC is diverse including professional and avocational archaeologists, educators, federal and state agencies, businesses, and students. The Archaeology for Educators Committee (AEC) is a component of the AAC that is dedicated to enhance the appreciation of Arizona s archaeological resources through public awareness, participation, and education. The Archaeology for Educators Committee is composed of professional and avocational archaeologists and educators who volunteer their time and talent to promote greater respect and protection for Arizona s cultural resources through integration of archaeological concepts and methods into educational programs. The AEC provides several services: Curricular Materials Outreach - We review archaeological curricula, kits, and projects that are in existence, being developed, or are being used by teachers, avocationals, or professional archaeologists; and develop new materials for the AEC s teacher packet and resource materials. Educator Workshops - We prepare and host educator workshops on archaeological concepts, methods, ethics, and legislation. We train facilitators on the use of specially prepared curricular materials such as Intrigue of the Past and Discovering Archaeology in Arizona. Archaeology Month / Fair Participation - We maintain active participation at the Arizona Archaeology Awareness Month Fairs by sponsoring a booth, workshop, and/or presentation at the annual Archaeology Month Fair and involving local educators in the fair area. Publicity - We participate in archaeology and education conferences on state and national levels. We provide information about the AEC to interested individuals and organizations. Network - We serve as a clearinghouse for materials, information, activities, and programs for educators and archaeologists; get archaeology information to educators; and involve Arizona tribes in the AEC s activities. For more information about the Archaeology for Educators Committee contact: Joelle Clark, Chair; c/o The Science and Mathematics Learning Center; Northern Arizona University Box 5697; Flagstaff, Arizona 86011-5697; 520-523-8797 (Voice); 520-523-7953 (FAX); or, Joelle.Clark@nau.edu (E-mail).