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Porch Talk: A Conversation About Archaeology in the Texas Panhandle

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Subject: Social Studies

Grade: 7th

Author: Jenny Gaona

Overview: A book aimed at school chilren was written by TBH Plains Village exhibit contributers John Erickson (author of the Hank the Cowdog book series) and archeologist Doug Boyd and it has eight accompanying 7th Grade social studies lesson plans in a free Educator's Guide. Find the book and Educator's Guide at Texas Tech University Press. The Guide, plus accompanying instructional videos, can also be found at Plains Archeological Research. When John Erickson saved up and purchased a tract of Panhandle property near Perryton, it set off a chain of discovery. Who lived in Texas over a thousand years ago? In Porch Talk, John Erickson and his friend Doug Boyd investigate this question while explaining the art and science of archaeology for middle readers.

Related TBH Exhibit: Plains Villagers of the Texas Panhandle