When John Erickson, author of the Hank the Cowdog book series, 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 archaeologist friend Doug Boyd investigate this question while explaining the art and science of archaeology for middle readers.
To learn more about how to teach Porch Talk, we partnered with the Ranching Heritage Center to create a free downloadable guide for educators is available on the Porch Talk page. Video guides that explain the curricula and activities can be watched below or on the TTUP Youtube channel.