Educator Resources

This set of resources is designed to help teachers in the K-12 education system expand their ability to teach about South Carolina history, prehistory, and archaeology.

* denotes A SCAPOD Developed Resource


Lesson Plans *

Archaeology lesson plans that align to South Carolina state teaching standards. We would like to hear from educators who use these lesson plans. Your feedback is important to us! After using a SCAPOD lesson plan in your class, please take a survey to let us know your thoughts.

We are always looking for new and innovative lesson plans to add to the SCAPOD collection. If you have created archaeology or cultural heritage lesson plans that you would like to share, or want information on customizing lesson plans to fit your classroom needs, please contact SCAPOD.


Archaeology in the Classroom *

Archaeology in the Classroom is designed to bring interactive archaeology programs to students of all ages. The study of archaeology can be used as a pathway to teach students about science, math, social studies, literature, and our shared cultural heritage. An Archaeology in the Classroom program includes a brief overview of what archaeologists do, what archaeology is, and hands-on activities to reinforce archaeological concepts. The Archaeology in the Classroom experience can be custom tailored to each class in order to deliver a presentation that meets your students’ needs and interests. Please contact SCAPOD for current prices, and to learn more about Archaeology in the Classroom programming for your school.


Study SC

Created by the South Carolina State Library, this site has South Carolina-specific web resources for K-12 homework help, projects, lesson plans and other content to support classroom activities.


Project Archaeology

Project Archaeology is an educational organization dedicated to teaching scientific and historical inquiry, cultural understanding, and the importance of protecting our nation’s rich cultural resources. They are a national network of archaeologists, educators, and concerned citizens working to make archaeology education accessible to students and teachers nationwide through high-quality educational materials and professional development.

Two SCAPOD co-founders participated in the Project Archaeology's Leadership Academy and are Project Archaeology Master Teachers. SCAPOD partners with the SCDNR Heritage Trust Program to provide workshops for educators each year. Professional development credit can be earn by attending Project Archaeology workshops. For more information, please contact us or check out our events page.



The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides over five decades of Met publications to read, download, and/or search for free.

David Rumsey map collection .png

David Rumsey Map Collection

The David Rumsey Map Collection contains more than 150,000 maps and focuses on rare 16th through 21st century maps of North and South America, as well as maps of Asia, Africa, Europe, Oceania, and the world. The collection includes atlases, wall maps, globes, school geographies, pocket maps, books of exploration, maritime charts, and more. Items range in date from about 1550 to the present.


archaeology education clearinghouse

The Archaeology Education Clearinghouse is a combined effort of the Archaeological Institute of America, the Society for American Archaeology and the Society for Historical Archaeology. It is dedicated to promoting the use of archaeology in classrooms and interpretive settings.