Teacher leads students on archaeological digs at school

11/18/2009 | Independent Mail (Anderson, S.C.)

A third-grade teacher in South Carolina is conducting archaeological digs on school grounds to help teach students about science. Teacher Nancy Hughes said the activity teaches students about rocks, fossils and soil. Using spoons to dig, students have uncovered arrowheads, bones, shells and pieces of obsidian and amber. "It's easier to learn when you do it hands-on instead of sticking your face in a book," one student said.

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