Fremont Pithouse Illustration

Investigating a Fremont Pithouse Teacher Workshop

This event was held June 13-15, 2022

This course will introduce participants to the Project Archaeology: Investigating Shelter curriculum guide, designed to improve social studies, science, and language arts skills through the investigation of an authentic archaeological site.

The course includes an experiential learning trip to a local archaeological site, presentations by indigenous educators, a classroom investigation of a Fremont pithouse, and an introduction to inquiry-based, cross-curricular lesson plans for 3-8 grades. Teachers that attend this workshop will be able to transform their classroom into a community of student archaeologists who ask questions, make observations, support their inferences with evidence, analyze primary sources, understand and appreciate diversity and culture, and become caring citizens and stewards. This is a shorter version of the NEH Landmarks workshop “Voices of the Ancients.”

If you have questions, contact Samantha Kirkley at

Sponsored by Southern Utah University, Institute for Heritage Education, Utah Humanities, and Bureau of Land Management.

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