And so began an improbable exercise in hands-on archaeology that soon attracted all 21 students in the class. Theres something about the degree of difficulty thats just perfect, said the classs teacher, Miriam Sicherman, 43, who has been teaching at the school for 15 years. You cant just reach in and grab something, but it is possible to get something. Theres just enough gratification.Since the start of the project, the students have found dozens of pieces of ephemera which they've connected with lessons in history, research, preservation, and documentation. See the gallery of treasures on their instagram account. Read the full article on the New York Times: Young Treasure Hunters Dig Up History Lessons in a Classrooms Closet - NYTimes.com
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