Field Trip Sites
Apple Valley


Apple Valley - The Jamestown 400 Heritage Project - CA-SBr-HEP006
An Archaeological Investigation based on the English Colony of
Jamestown, 1607-1630. At the Lewis Center for Educational Research.

Apple Valley - Roman Glass Making - CA-SBr-HEP008
An Archaeological Investigation of a Roman glassworks.



Pocahontas, John Smith, Powhatan, John Ralf...
Four hundred yeas ago the first permeate English colony clung to the edge of the James River, in Virginia. The colony’s struggling colony establishment the House of Burgess, the first representative government in the “New World.” One hundred and seventy years later the House of Burgess rang with the voices of Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington.



The Jamestown 400 Heritage Project - CA-SBr-HEP006
Four hundred years ago, English colonists eked out life in a land new to them. They established the first industry in the English Colonies, a Glassworks. Many early colonists died, but Jamestown survived.
The Jamestown colonists also established the House of Burgess, the first representative government in the “New World.” One-hundred-and-seventy years later the House of Burgess rang with the voices of Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington.

Our Apple Valley site is based on the archaeology study of Jamestown and the Glassworks. Come and learn how archaeologists discovered some of the first steps on the way to creating the United States.

Thanks to the Nation Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (www.apva.org). National Park Service http://www.nps.gov/jame/historyculture/glassmaking-at-jamestown.htm and Eastern National http://www.easternnational.org/ for assistance in created the site.


Roman Glass Making - CA-SBr-HEP008
Glass making, in ancient Rome was an established in the Empire from techniques learned from the Greeks. Glass vessels or art glass jewelry or glass mosaic tiles were status items. Roman Empire glass was prized. Roman glass had been found in archaeological sites as far away as Japan. At this site your students will discover some about life in the Roman Empire and help excavate a Roman glassworks.

Much of our Apple Valley Site is basses on information from Roman Glassmakers http://www.romanglassmakers.co.uk/furnace4.htm


About the Lewis Center...
The mission of the Lewis Center for Educational Research is to stimulate students' and teachers' curiosity in science and technology as well as to encourage an excitement for learning. The Lewis Center and staff volunteers provide learning in a variety of activities and lessons that facilitate an inquiry approach to learning.

In addition to Archaeology Adventure, the Lewis Center has field trips for grades K and up. Teachers may schedule a field by contacting the Local Outreach Dept. at (760) 946-5414, ext. 277 or by sending email to fieldtrips@lcer.org. There are also Lewis Center programs in aeronautics, optical & radio astronomy. For more information see the Lewis Center's web site www.lewiscenter.org/local.


Teachers...
Qualified folk guide your students through their on-site archaeology adventure. The students use the standard tools and methodology of archaeology. They notate and map their progress and finds. Everyone is wonderfully dirty.

Back at school, you guide your class through the process of combining the datum they've gathered to create an archaeological site report.

Finally, using their site reports and memories, students then record and catalog their finds and selected items and features which are added to our site reports. -- this allows everyone to keep up with the current status and new discoveries at the site!

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