National Geographic : 1995 Jun
submit each of their creations which are put into individual brown bags. Then Ms. Gonzalez es the only natural thing left to do. She pounds each bag with a hammer, shattering the contents. Only to hand the bags over to different groups of students who face the task of rebuilding the pots and explaining the culture depicted on them. In effect, the kids become archeologists. But this lesson does more than teach the ren the rigors of being an archeologist. They learn how studying archeological artifacts is important in learning the history of a land and the people who lived there. For her creative approach to teaching, State Farm is pleased to honor Ms. Gonzalez with the Good Neighbor Award and donate $5,000 in her name to Morris Elementary in Cypress, California. GOOD STATE FARM GOOD NEIGHBOR INUR AWARD STATE FARM INSURANCE COMPANIES HomeOffices:Bloomington, Illinois The Good Neighbor Award was developed in cooperation with the National Council for Geographic Education.