LAW Educational Content and Lessons - Organized by Phase

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Before LAW

Before You Go! / an integrated subset of educational materials to prepare visitors for LAW

(c) 2012 LAW Steering Committee

 

Living Archaeology Weekend glossaries / terms and definitions of vocabulary used by demonstrators (150 KB)

(c) 2011 LAW Steering Committee

 

Living in the Gorge content essay / describes humans in Red River Gorge over time, for teachers (410 KB)

(c) 2008 LAW Steering Committee

 

Stories From Dry Places content essay / describes human use of rockshelters, for 5th grade readers (400 KB)

(c) 2012 LAW Steering Committee

 

Rockshelters in the Gorge content essay / details human use of rockshelters, for middle-high school (260 KB)

(c) 2008 LAW Steering Committee

 

World Hearth of Plant Domestication poster / illustrates native plant cultigens of the Eastern U.S. (960 KB)

(c) 2008 LAW Steering Committee

 

Red River Gorge: A World Hearth of Native Plant Domestication handout series

 

World Hearth * Sunflower / describes the origins of plant domestication, featuring sunflower (305 KB)

(c) 2008 LAW Steering Committee

 

World Hearth * Goosefoot / describes the origins of plant domestication, featuring goosefoot (245 KB)

(c) 2009 LAW Steering Committee

 

Non-Native Plant Domesticates in Red River Gorge handout series

 

Corn and Red River Gorge / describes corn use by American Indians and pioneers (285 KB)

(c) 2011 LAW Steering Committee

 

Beans and Red River Gorge / describes bean use by American Indians and pioneers (305 KB)

(c) 2013 LAW Steering Committee

 

Pre-Contact Period Technologies and Lifeways content essays

 

A Word About Pump Drills / describes how pump drills were made and used (360 KB)

(c) 2011 LAW Steering Committee

 

A Word About Making Chipped-Stone Tools / describes flintknapping and debitage (700 KB)

(c) 2013 LAW Steering Committee

 

A Word About Woodworking Tools / describes stone axes, adzes, and related tools (495 KB)

(c) 2013 LAW Steering Committee

 

Pre-Contact Period Technologies and Lifeways posters

 

Pump Drills / illustrates how pump drills were made and used (530 KB)

(c) 2011 LAW Steering Committee

 

Bent Pole Structures / illustrates how and when bent pole structures were made (640 KB)

(c) 2009 LAW Steering Committee

 

Historic Period Technologies and Lifeways content essays

 

A Word About Grist Mills / describes the tools and methods of griniding grains (240 KB)

(c) 2009 LAW Steering Committee

 

A Word About Spinning / describes the tools and methods of spinning fibers (510 KB)

(c) 2009 LAW Steering Committee

 

A Word About Blacksmithing / describes the tools and methods of blacksmithing (155 KB)

(c) 2009 LAW Steering Committee

 

A Word About Longhunters / details the daily life, clothing, and tools of longhunters (240 KB)

(c) 2010 LAW Steering Committee

 

National Register of Historic Places content essay / describes the Register and sites in the Gorge (365 KB)

(c) 2011 LAW Steering Committee

 

National Register of Historic Places poster / describes the Register and listed sites in the Gorge (565 KB)

(c) 2011 LAW Steering Committee

During LAW

LAW 2008 scavenger hunt / list of eight questions about LAW prehistoric demonstrations (450 KB)

(c) 2008 LAW Steering Committee

 

LAW 2008 scavenger hunt solution / answers to scavenger hunt questions (470 KB)

(c) 2008 LAW Steering Committee

 

LAW 2009 scavenger hunt / list of eight questions about LAW prehistoric and historic demonstrations (350 KB)

(c) 2009 LAW Steering Committee

 

LAW 2009 scavenger hunt solution / answers to scavenger hunt questions (355 KB)

(c) 2009 LAW Steering Committee

 

LAW 2011 scavenger hunt / crossword puzzle with ten questions based on LAW demonstrations (620 KB)

(c) 2011 LAW Steering Committee

 

LAW 2011 scavenger hunt solution / answers to scavenger hunt crossword puzzle (130 KB)

(c) 2011 LAW Steering Committee

 

LAW 2013 scavenger hunt / crossword puzzle with ten new questions on LAW demonstrations (890 KB)

(c) 2013 LAW Steering Committee

 

LAW 2013 scavenger hunt solution / answers to scavenger hunt crossword puzzle (140 KB)

(c) 2013 LAW Steering Committee

After LAW

Student Essay Contest / students answer "Why is preserving cultural resources in Red River Gorge important?"

(c) 2011 LAW Steering Committee

 

Red River Gorge: A World Hearth of Native Plant Domestication trifold brochure series

 

World Hearth * Sunflower / describes the origins of plant domestication, featuring sunflower (725 KB)

(c) 2008 LAW Steering Committee

 

World Hearth * Goosefoot / describes the origins of plant domestication, featuring goosefoot (750 KB)

(c) 2009 LAW Steering Committee

 

World Hearth * Squash / describes the origins of plant domestication, featuring squash (630 KB)

(c) 2012 LAW Steering Committee

 

Seeds Changing History: Native Plants souvenir seed packet series

 

Sunflower / outlines cultivating, planting, harvesting, and nutritional value of sunflower (305 KB)

(c) 2008 LAW Steering Committee

 

Goosefoot / outlines cultivating, planting, harvesting, and nutritional value of goosefoot (3.1 MB)

(c) 2009 LAW Steering Committee

 

Squash / outlines cultivating, planting, harvesting, and nutritional value of acorn squash (1.1 MB)

(c) 2012 LAW Steering Committee

 

Native Plant Domesticates food recipes series

 

Sunflower / recipes for sunflower seed cakes, Indian bread, soft bread, coffee, and soup (345 KB)

(c) 2008 LAW Steering Committee

 

Goosefoot / recipes for goosefoot salads and tempura fried goosefoot greens (300 KB)

(c) 2009 LAW Steering Committee

 

Squash / recipes for spiced squash soup, squash casserole, and fried Cherokee squash bread ( KB)

(c) 2012 LAW Steering Committee

 

Non-Native Plant Domesticates in Red River Gorge trifold brochure series

 

Corn and Red River Gorge / describes corn use by American Indians and pioneers (770 KB)

(c) 2011 LAW Steering Committee

 

Beans and Red River Gorge / describes bean use by American Indians and pioneers (500 KB)

(c) 2013 LAW Steering Committee

 

Seeds Changing History: Non-Native Plants souvenir seed packet series

 

Corn / outlines hertiage, cultivating, harvesting, and nutritional value of corn (1.7 MB)

(c) 2011 LAW Steering Committee

 

Beans / outlines hertiage, cultivating, harvesting, and nutritional value of beans

(c) 2013 LAW Steering Committee

 

Non-Native Plant Domesticates food recipes series

 

Corn Meal / recipes for skillet corn bread, Cherokee bean bread, and Indian shuck bread (405 KB)

(c) 2011 LAW Steering Committee

 

Beans / recipes for shuck beans, baked beans, Cherokee bread, and three sisters fusion (1.1 MB)

(c) 2013 LAW Steering Committee

Loving the Gorge to Death lesson plan / how to best manage the land in the Gorge (125 KB)

(c) 2008 LAW Steering Committee

 

Chronology: The Time of My Life lesson plan / timelines, stratigraphy, and preservation (365 KB)

(c) 2009 LAW Steering Committee

 

Context poster / illustrates context, stratigraphy, and the laws of association and superposition (175 KB)

(c) 2009 LAW Steering Committee

 

Diagnostic Artifacts poster / illustrates chronology, diagnostic artifacts, and point types (655 KB)

(c) 2009 LAW Steering Committee

 

Experimental Archaeology lesson plan / activities on cordage and replicating past technology (295 KB)

(c) 2009 LAW Steering Committee

 

American Indian Games lesson plan / activities about chunkey, the rolling game, and horn dice (350 KB)

(c) 1994 Kentucky Archaeological Survey

 

Making a Corn Husk Doll activity / step-by-step instructions for making dolls from corn husks (130 KB)

(c) 1998-2012 The Source for Learning

 

Save Our Heritage magnet / It's Our Heritage! Protect Kentucky's Cultural Resources souvenir magnet (60 KB)

(c) 2011 LAW Steering Committee

 

Looting Steals Our History content essay / outlines what you can do to protect sites (825 KB)

(c) 2013 LAW Steering Committee

Support Materials

Kentucky Before Boone poster / illustrated time line of American Indians in Kentucky (710 KB)

(c) 1989 Kentucky Heritage Council

 

Kentucky Before Boone companion guide / describes early American Indians in Kentucky (725 KB)

(c) 1989 Kentucky Heritage Council

A Native History of Kentucky content essay /details American Indians in Kentucky, past to present (220 KB)

(c) 2012 Greenwood Press

 

Forests, Forest Fires, and Their Makers booklet / describes the human story of Cliff Palace Pond (207 MB)

(c) 1999 Kentucky Heritage Council

 

Ancient Fires at Cliff Palace Pond video / investigates American Indian forest management with fire

(c) 2000 Kentucky Heritage Council

 

Ancient Fires at Cliff Palace Pond companion guide / activities for middle and high school (1.0 MB)

(c) 2000 Kentucky Heritage Council

 

Adena: Woodland Moundbuilders booklet / describes the lifeways of Kentucky's Adena people (337 MB)

(c) 2007 Kentucky Heritage Council

 

The Adena People video / illustrates the earthworks and artwork of Kentucky's Adena people

(c) 2000 Kentucky Heritage Council

 

The Adena People companion guide / activities for middle school social studies classes (8.3 MB)

(c) 2001 Kentucky Heritage Council

 

Teaching Respect for Native Peoples poster / do's and don'ts for teaching about native peoples (2.6 MB)

(c) 1998 Oyate

 

Dark and Bloody Ground Myth content essay / debunks the myth of the dark and bloody ground (265 KB)

(c) 2012 Greenwood Press

 

Why Deer Has a Short Tail content essay / a Shawnee folktale about how the deer got its short tail (1.1 MB)

(c) 2012 LAW Steering Committee

 

Keetoowah History activities / activities for children to learn about Keetoowah history and culture (1.6 MB)

(c) 2006 United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma

 

Keetoowah Stories content essay / presents Keetoowah stories in English and Cherokee syllabary (530 KB)

(c) 2007 United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma

 

Keetoowah Corn Husk Dolls content essay / describes the legend of the Keetoowah corn husk doll (50 KB)

(c) 2006 United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma

Native Peoples, Continuing Lifeways teacher packet / native subsistence, technology, and arts

(c) 1994 Kentucky Heritage Council      Pages 1-47 (10 MB)     Pages 48-104 (10 MB)     Pages 105-156 (9.3 MB)

 

Stereotypes and Contributions teacher packet / teaching about native stereotypes and contributions (3 MB)

(c) 1999 Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission

 

A Native Presence companion guide / lessons on storytelling, site preservation, medicine, and children

(c) 2003 Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission      Pages 1-34 (4.6 MB)      Pages 35-70 (6.3 MB)

 

Native Americans: Who Are They Today? / curriculum unit about how stereotypes affect perceptions (1 MB)

(c) 2000 Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission

 

Native American Literature / literature-based activities on native arts, history, and social issues (1.8 MB)

(c) 2001 Judy Sizemore and Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission

 

Leave No Trace teacher guide / LNT principles and activities about preserving cultural resources (85 KB)

(c) 2011 Center for Outdoor Ethics

Teacher Resources 2008 / annotated list of resources on Kentucky prehistory and prehistoric peoples (3.1 MB)

(c) 2008 LAW Steering Committee

 

Teacher Resources 2009 / supplemental list of resources on archaeology and Kentucky's past peoples (1.7 MB)

(c) 2009 LAW Steering Committee

 

Teacher Resources 2010 / supplemental list of resources on archaeology and Kentucky's past peoples (205 KB)

(c) 2010 LAW Steering Committee

 

Teacher Resources 2011 / supplemental list of resources on Kentucky prehistoric/historic archaeology (210 KB)

(c) 2011 LAW Steering Committee

 

KAS Educator Resource Guide / online guide to resources on archaeology, prehistory, and native peoples

(c) 2013 Kentucky Archaeological Survey

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