July 30–August 3, 2018


Engage your students to think like archaeologists as they apply the tools of scientific inquiry to the investigation of nutrition. Get ideas for hands-on classroom activities that will guide students to trace the shift from hunting and gathering to the development of agriculture in the ancient world. Explore the connection of food diversity and human health.

Program highlights:

  • Cross-disciplinary hands-on classroom activities
  • Presentation by Oriental Institute scholars on food production 
  • Teaching practicum

Cost: The Institute is entirely FREE for selected applicants from CPS schools, with a preference for CPS schools on the South Side of Chicago. Meals, and the curriculum guidebook Project Archaeology: Investigating Nutritionwill be provided as will the associated curriculum guidebook, including Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter, and Investigating a Neolithic Dwelling at Jarmo. Attendees are responsible for their transportation to the Oriental Institute and lodging, if applicable.

Benefits: Participants will receive 30 professional development hours for teacher. Additionally, upon completion of the program, participants will be certified to teach all Project Archaeology curricula to their peers through workshops, institutes, and job-embedded mentoring.

The 2018 program is in collaboration with Project Archaeology and is generously supported by Whole Kids Foundation

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Application Deadline May 31, 2018

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