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Archaeology: Detectives of the Past S2

School Year: 2022-2023
Subject: Social Studies and History
Course ID: VH3085
College Concurrent: No
School District: Johnson County School District #1
Credit Recovery: No
Program Name: Johnson 1 Virtual Education Program
Course Capacity: 99
Grade Level(s): 9-12
LMS Platform: LMS means the course learning management system Edgenuity
Delivery Method: Online Asynchronous
Curriculum Type: Edgenuity
Credits: 0.50
Standards: Wyoming standards alignment available from the district upon request
Hathaway Success Course: No
Days: TBD
Advanced Placement: No
Times: See Course Participation below
Start - End Dates: Aug 22, 2022 - May 26, 2023
Available for Purchase: District Only

Course Description:
George Santayana once said, ├ČThose who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.├« The field of archaeology helps us to better understand the events and societies of the past that have helped to shape our modern world. This course focuses on this techniques, methods, and theories that guide the study of the past. Students will learn how archaeological research is conducted and interpreted, as well as how artifacts are located and preserved. Finally, students will learn about the relationship of material items to culture and what we can learn about past societies from these items.
Course Prerequisites:
NA
Required Materials:
Internet access, Computer, paper, pencil, household items, and appropriate text.
Course Accessibility:
Pacing of the content is set. The course content and LMS are available with the URL and personal password. Students can access course content 24 hours a day, 7 days a week where the internet is accessible.
Course Participation:
Student participation in this course is documented by the following:
  • Student active time in course logged by the learning management system.
  • Coursework submissions recorded by the learning management system.
  • Attendance verified weekly by teacher.
  • Participation verified by the virtual education teacher for time spent working offline.
  • Academic-based communication between the student and virtual education teacher or learning coach and virtual education teacher.
  • Participation time will be recorded by weekly attendance and or cumulative progress.
  • Synchronous time with the class, a group or the virtual education teacher recorded by the learning management system or teacher.
  • When this course is taken by a student in a school with a district-assigned learning coach, seat time attendance may be used to document participation.
  • The virtual education teacher verifies participation in the course 1-3 times a week.
  • Estimated time to complete course is 50-100 hours. Teacher verification of participation weekly. Some form of weekly communication between student/parent and teacher via phone, zoom, email or in person.