The AIA works with archaeologists, educators, museum staff, and other specialists to create and compile programs and resources that you can use in your classroom or at home to explain what archaeology is, what archaeologists do, and how sites are discovered, uncovered, and interpreted. Resources include lesson plans and activities that can be downloaded and adapted for your use. Topics range from creating small-scale simulated digs to re-creating ancient costumes and hosting your own Roman feast.
On October 18 and 19, 2013, the Boston Museum of Science will host the 7th Annual AIA-MOS Archaeology Fair. The fair will have a wide range of activities and demonstrations for attendees to enjoy, from learning about stratigraphy to mock digs and atlatl throwing! Annually, thousands of school groups and families attend this fair.
Many U.S. states designate a certain day, week, or month every year to celebrate and recognize local archaeology and history. During these periods, local archaeologists, educators, museum staff, and other specialists organize programs and activities for public participation.
Create your own archaeological dig, dress your teddy bear in a toga, explore ancient shipwrecks, and much, much more through AIA Lesson Plans!
The Stafford Civil War Sites in Virginia held its grand opening in April 2013.
On May 9, the AIA held a summit meeting to discuss new directions for the AIA and archaeology in K-12 Education.
The Site Preservation Program is funding the San Bartolo Mural Project thanks to a special gala pledge drive.