Grade 6 - Unit of Inquiry - The Dig

The Dig - Grade 6 Unit of Inquiry

This term Grade 6 students have turned into mini archaeologists. Our Central Idea is ‘Investigating the past helps us understand the present and informs the future.’

We are really loving doing this U.O.I (Unit of Inquiry) because it’s something we look forward to each week and other schools don’t get to do it.

There are 3 archaeological roles: Recorder - who draws where we find the artefacts and describes what they are. Siever - who takes the bucket of dirt to the sieve and tips it in to find anything that has been missed by the excavator. Finally, the Excavator - who does the digging and finds the artefacts, brushes away the dirt and tells the recorder the exact measurement to place it on the sheet. Some of the artefacts we have found are - bones, glass bottles, toys, accessories, and some old paints. We then research what we find and put it on a timeline. We can’t wait to see what else we find, and how old they are and who used them.

By Carly, Logan, Ruby and Kalym (Gr 6 students)