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Sixth graders examine the role of anthropologists. In groups, they compare and contrast two different groups of civilizations. Using primary source documents, they discover how various cultures and ideas spread throughout the world. As a class, they also discuss how new research can change history.
Do some of your writers need an extra lesson on correcting run-ons and comma splices? This worksheet clearly defines the terms, provides models of run-on sentences, comma splice errors, and how to correct them. The second page of the worksheet asks pupils to correct the errors they find in a paragraph and to combine independent classes with a coordinating conjunction and a comma or a semicolon to make compound sentences.
Sixth graders take an Internet trip back in time to explore ancient cultures. Working in teams, they assume the roles of theologian, cartographer, economist, political analyst, and anthropologist. The same groups then create time capsules of contemporary life with five artifacts,equivalent to the ancient artifacts, and explanations for future anthropologists.
Learners explore world history by participating in a timeline activity. In this time dating lesson plan, students identify the different science jobs that work towards discovering human history such as geologists and anthropologists. Learners watch a science video in class and complete a graphic organizer in class.
Sixth graders read the informational article "Living With People of the Forest," and underline the words that indicate cultural information. They also complete a keyword chart that lists the cultural words from the article, and compare the cultural activities to the Vietnamese and Scandinavian cultures they read about in a previous lesson.