After working with the CT Office of State Archaeology this past summer, I was excited to share this experience with my students. This month, our 7th grade archaeologists participated in a dig of their own! Using homemade tools consistent with our limited budget (large flower pots, curved spatulas, & colanders), each dig team expertly removed layers of soil & documented soil changes & artifact finds in collaborative field notes. This is a true example of the “ripple effect” of hands-on PD opportunities for teachers. Check out a gallery of our 7th grade social scientists in action below!