Our educational kits have been developed in relation to the following competencies:
In the field of Social sciences, elementary school students in Cycles Two and Three learn to:
1) Understand the organization of a society in its territory
- Identifying traces left by a society
- Determining location
- Identifying features of a society’s adaptation to its territory
- Establishing the geographic and historic contexts of a society
2) Interpret changes in a society and in its territory
- Recognizing changes in the boundaries of a territory
- Identifying the causes and consequences of changes
3) Become open to the diversity of societies and their territories
- Describing similarities and differences in the organization of various societies and their territories
In the field of Science and technology, students are asked to make use of tools and objects and to apply the procedures of science and technology. Every ordinary object, from pocket knife to bicycle, has a sometimes lengthy history that can tell us a great deal about the curiosity, tenacity and imagination of human beings. Our kits’ projects for students encourage objectivity, rigour and precision.
In the new elementary programme, teaching is accomplished through various approaches, including the guidance-oriented approach. This approach is designed to present different occupational fields, encourage the development of personal qualities (for example, creativity, self-confidence, tenacity, audacity, self-knowledge) and foster the ability to choose. The approach is based on students’ involvement in diverse projects and, at the same time, gives students an understanding of the world of work, ownership of a project, etc. The presence of an archaeologist in the classroom is an important asset in the context of this approach.
The goal of the sixth kit is to present the fundamentals of archaeology in simple and imaginative ways. It covers various stages, from the discovery of a fragment to the analyses that let us understand its significance. The kit is intended to show how archaeology calls on many other sciences and disciplines in establishing the context and import of an artifact.