From 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on January 5, some students from the 2017 history major of the College of social development and the 2017 history (normal) of the College of teacher education participated in the site investigation activities of the 2017 professional investigation and practice course. The purpose of this study is to deepen students' understanding of history and enhance their professional quality by investigating the place where historical events took place and observing historical relics.
At 1 p.m., the students, led by Lu Shuai and Xie Kaijian, went to the archaeological excavation site of the tombs of the Six Dynasties in Jiangning District, Nanjing. After arriving at the archaeological site, teacher Xu Zhiqiang from Nanjing Institute of archaeology extended a warm welcome to the students. In the following hour, Mr. Xu Zhiqiang explained to the students the current situation of archaeological excavation in Jiangning Street area, led the students to inspect the site of the archaeological excavation site, observed the excavation process of the archaeological team, and introduced the characteristics of the tombs during the Han and Six Dynasties and the basic knowledge of how to distinguish the soil quality of the tombs. Then, under the leadership of Mr. Xu, the students went to the cultural relics display warehouse near the excavation site, inspected all kinds of cultural relics unearthed from the tombs, and learned about the daily life of the people at that time. At 4 p.m., the investigation ended smoothly, and the students boarded the bus and returned.
Through this investigation and practice, the students confirmed their historical knowledge with the real objects, consolidated their previous learning achievements, enriched their understanding of history, and further improved their professional quality.
Written by: Ren Di reviewed by: Lu Shuai