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Intro to Archaeology & Geology (Teacher Guide)

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What do you get when you combine engaging books on geology and archaeology and turn them into a biblical worldview-driven science curriculum? A fun, fact-filled look at the creation of the world and its geologic resources that helps put the historical development and advancement of civilizations in context. Explore ancient sites and artifacts, as well as features of the planet, volcanic activity, erosion, and more! This course takes a look at topics that students inherently find fascinating and makes teaching them a breeze.

Introduction to Archaeology and Geology

Course Description

This is the suggested course sequence that allows one core area of science to be studied per semester. You can change the sequence of the semesters per the needs or interests of your student; materials for each semester are independent of one another to allow flexibility.

Semester 1: Archaeology

The Archaeology Book takes you on an exciting exploration of history and ancient cultures. You will learn both the techniques of the archaeologist and the accounts of some of the richest discoveries of the Middle East that demonstrate the accuracy and historicity of the Bible. You will unearth: how archaeologists know what life was like in the past, why broken pottery can tell more than gold or treasure can, what some of the difficulties are in dating ancient artifacts, and how the brilliance of ancient cultures demonstrates God’s creation, as well as the history of ancient cultures, the early development of the alphabet and its impact on discovery, and the numerous archaeological finds that confirm biblical history.

Semester 2: Geology

The Geology Book will teach: what really carved the Grand Canyon, how thick the Earth’s crust is, why the Earth is unique for life, what the varied features of the Earth’s surface are, how sedimentary deposition occurs through water, wind, and ice, effects of erosion, and how sediments become sedimentary rock. In addition, the material also covers fossilization and the age of the dinosaurs, the powerful effects of volcanic activity, the continental drift theory, radioisotope and carbon dating, and geologic processes of the past. Our planet is a most suitable home. Its practical benefits are also enhanced by the sheer beauty of rolling hills, solitary plains, churning seas and rivers, and majestic mountains—all set in place by processes that are relevant to today’s entire population of this spinning rock we call home.

Features: Each suggested weekly schedule has three easy-to-manage lessons which combine reading, worksheets, and vocabulary-building opportunities including an expanded glossary for each book. Designed to allow your student to be independent, materials in this resource are divided by section so you can remove quizzes, tests, and answer keys before beginning the coursework. As always, you are encouraged to adjust the schedule and materials as you need to in order to best work within your educational program.

Workflow: Students will read the pages in their book and then complete each section of the study guide worksheets. Tests are given at regular intervals with space to record each grade. Younger students may be given the option of taking open book tests.

Lesson Scheduling: Space is given for assignment dates. There is flexibility in scheduling. For example, the parent may opt for a M-W schedule rather than a M, W, F schedule. Each week listed has five days but due to vacations the school work week may not be M-F. Please adapt the days to your school schedule. As the student completes each assignment, he/she should put an “X” in the box.