Web Resources: List of Archaeological Education Websites

Illinois Prehistoric and Historic Sites

Illinois State Archaeological Survey/Prairie Research Institute
http://www.isas.illinois.edu/

Illinois Association for Advancement of Archaeology – Places of the Past
http://www.museum.state.il.us/iaaa/placesofthepast.pdf

Illinois Historic Preservation Agency – list of Illinois Historic Sites
http://www.illinoishistory.gov/hs/sites.htm

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
http://www.cahokiamounds.org

Illinois State Museum
http://www.museum.state.il.us/

Illinois Department of Natural Resources – People and Animals from Illinois' Past Trunk
http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/education/Pages/pasttrunk.aspx

Illinois Department of Natural Resources – includes some regional archaeology summaries (free download)
https://dnr.state.il.us/teachkids/orderform.asp?Category=online&Search=&Hide=0

Prairie Research and Archaeology
http://www.prairiearchaeology.com


Websites with General Educational Ideas

Education and Outreach Program-Office of the State Archaeologist Iowa
http://www.uiowa.edu/~osa/edu/edu.htm

National Park Service-Interpretation and Education
http://www.nps.gov/history/teachers.htm

Society for American Archaeology – Archaeology for the Public
http://www.saa.org/publicftp/PUBLIC/home/home.html

Native American Technology and Art
http://www.nativetech.org/

Indiana Archaeology Publications and Information
http://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3676.htm

Smithsonian Institution
http://smithsonianeducation.org/

Smithsonian Institution – Anthropology on the Internet/Archaeology
http://www.sil.si.edu/SILPublications/Anthropology-K12/anth-k12.htm

Illinois Historic Preservation Agency Research Page
http://www.illinois.gov/ihpa/Research/Pages/default.aspx


Elementary Grades

Project Archaeo - Cahokia Mounds
http://www.projectarchaeo.com/

Mark of the Mississippians
http://www.archaeoexplorer.com/media/

Indiana Archaeology Publications and Information
http://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3676.htm

Smithsonian Institution - Kids
http://www.si.edu/Kids

Illinois State Museum
http://www.museum.state.il.us/ed_opp/


Middle/High School Grades

Illinois History – a Magazine for Young People (6th-12th grade)  IHPA
http://www.illinois.gov/ihpa/Research/Pages/Publications.aspx

US Dept of the Interior/Bureau of Land Management – Heritage Education
http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/res/Education_in_BLM/Learning_Landscapes/For_Teachers/activities.html

Indiana Archaeology Publications and Information
http://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3676.htm

Smithsonian Institution
http://smithsonianeducation.org/


For General Public – Older Children/Adults

Publications from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency including:
Journal of Illinois History – adults IHPA  $
Historic Illinois – general IHPA  $
Illinois History Teacher - Free to teachers
http://www.illinois.gov/ihpa/Research/Pages/Publications.aspx

Illinois and Wisconsin Fluted Point Survey
http://www.flutedpointsurvey.com/

Illinois State Museum – online exhibits
http://www.museum.state.il.us/exhibits/

Illinois Association for Advancement of Archaeology – general reading list
http://www.museum.state.il.us/iaaa/readings.htm

WWW Virtual Library – American Indian Resources
http://www.hanksville.org/NAresources/

National Park Service – Ancient Architects of the Mississippi
http://www.nps.gov/archeology/feature/feature.htm

Indiana Archaeology Publications and Information
http://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3676.htm

Smithsonian Institution
http://smithsonianeducation.org/


For Teachers

Smithsonian Libraries—Smithsonian Research Online
https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/2706

National Park Service – Teaching with Historic Places
http://www.cr.nps.gov/NR/twhp/descrip.htm

New Philadelphia – National Park Service
http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/130newphila/ 

Illinois History Teacher – teaching curriculum IHPA
http://www.illinois.gov/ihpa/Research/Pages/HistoryTeacher.aspx

Illinois State Museum – Educational Programs
http://www.museum.state.il.us/ed_opp/

Society for American Archaeology – Archaeology for the Public/Resources for Educators
http://www.saa.org/publicftp/PUBLIC/resources/foredu.html

Five Essential Concepts to Teach in Archaeology Education
http://www.uark.edu/campus-resources/archinfo/5concepts.pdf

US Dept of the Interior/Bureau of Land Management – Heritage Education
http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/content/wo/en/res/Education_in_BLM/Learning_Landscapes/For_Teachers/Heritage_Education.html

Project Archaeology
http://www.projectarchaeology.org/
http://projectarchaeology.org/teachers

Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter
https://projectarchaeology.org/shop/investigating-shelter $

Chicago History Museum
http://www.chicagohistory.org/education/resources/index

Lewis and Clark: State Historic Site
http://www.campdubois.com/html/for_teachers.html

Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site – lesson plans
http://www.lincolnlogcabin.org/ed.html

Lincoln New Salem – online resources
http://www.lincolnsnewsalem.com/

Illinois Department of Natural Resources – People and Animals from Illinois’ Past Trunk
http://dnr.state.il.us/education/pasttrunk.htm

Cahokia Mounds Museum - Teachers
http://www.cahokiamounds.org/learn/tips-for-teachers/

The Midwest Institute for Native American Studies
http://www.minasillinois.org/index.html

Indiana Archaeology Publications and Information
http://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3676.htm

Field Museum – Early Societies of the Americas
http://fieldmuseum.org/sites/default/files/2009-11-12_MAPS_TheFieldMuseum%20Edit%201.pdf

Field Museum – The Ancient Americas
http://archive.fieldmuseum.org/ancientamericas/educational.asp

Smithsonian Institution
http://smithsonianeducation.org/

Archaeological Institute of America
http://www.archaeological.org/education

Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist
http://archaeology.uiowa.edu/archaeology-education-resources

Wisconsin Historical Society – Teachers and Students
http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/teachers/

Missouri Archaeological Society - Education
http://associations.missouristate.edu/mas/education.html


Archaeology Videos

Illinois Archaeological Survey
http://ias.wildapricot.org/Default.aspx?pageId=1275871

Illinois State Archaeological Survey
http://www.isas.illinois.edu/public_engagement/videos.shtml

Project Archaeology – Honoring the Past: Native American Perspectives
http://projectarchaeology.org/students

Cahokia – City of the Sun
http://www.cahokiamounds.org/learn/video

Prairie Archaeology and Research – 78th Street Site
http://www.prairiearchaeology.com/index.html