Huntingtown High School
Historical Investigations Class
JPPM enjoys a productive relationship with Huntingtown High School and Social Studies teacher Jeff Cunningham. In previous years, Jeff’s archaeology classes, under the supervision of Education Director Kim Popetz, produced three cell phone tours for the park. The students worked on the audio tour projects at every level. This year, we decided to take on a different type of project, with Jeff’s new “Historical Investigations” class. The students are analyzing the contents of a mid-19th century privy from Baltimore’s Federal Reserve site (18BC27). Archaeologists excavated the site in 1980, but since the artifacts were never studied or a report prepared, the students are working with an assemblage that has never before received any attention.
Part of this project included the mending of some of the broken vessels found in this assemblage. Below are the Curator's Choices written by the students on their mended objects.