Developing and implementing educational programs and activities and the facilities that house them are paramount to our organization's efforts to provide an environment where visitors, children and adults can learn about archaeology and the ancestral pueblo culture of the East Mountains.
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Tijeras Pueblo Archaeological Site Education Program
Our Education Program includes guided site tours, classroom outreach, lectures, field trips, summer workshops and demonstrations, participation in community events, and, of course, the new Interpretive Center.
Classroom Outreach: Interested (local) teachers will receive a packet of information including an outline of presentation content, a list of NM State Curriculum Standards (Social Studies) that will be covered in the presentation, and a site brochure.
The presentation includes interactive discussion of how people probably lived and interacted with the environment in a 14th century mountain pueblo.Artifacts and reproductions are displayed and, in many cases, handled by the children.
After each presentation, the interpreters leave materials with the teacher including lists of references for teachers, reading material for children,questions to promote creative thinking, a glossary of terms, suggested follow-up material, and a simple evaluation sheet. The committee is open to suggestions from participating teachers for future visits and/or presentations.
Outreach Committee members include Dotty Bender, Orman Paananen, Roger Houghton, and Judy Vredenburg.The committee has appreciated considerable assistance from Hank Schuyler, Madonna Luther, Karen Takai and Edgewood teacher Kathleen Weinbrecht.
o arrange for a site tour or for interpreters to visit your classroom, please call the front desk at the Ranger Station, 281-3304.