Submitted by Rita Elliott
The Society for Georgia Archaeology proudly presents the 2016 Lesson Plan. It is the nineteenth in SGA’s series of Archaeology Month-themed lesson plans, and it offers teachers and students alike lots of information, instruction, pictures, discussions, activities, and suggestions for additional reading and online resources to coincide with this year’s archaeology month theme.
The theme chosen by the SGA for Georgia Archaeology Month 2016 is Dynamic Borders: The Archaeology of Cumberland Island, Georgia. Cumberland Island is located on the Atlantic coast near Georgia’s modern border with Florida. It has long been a borderland, lying close to political, cultural, ecological, and natural boundaries. Cumberland has had many different inhabitants through time: American Indians, European colonists, Gullah Geechee, American Industrialists, and lately throngs of tourists. Despite the changing times, Cumberland is perpetually a frontier, longing to be explored. We hope that the readers of this lesson plan will learn about how archaeology improves our understanding of the amazing and dynamic history of the region.
Click here to access the SGA’s 2016 lesson plan and learn more!