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Explore caves with your class! Your scholars will participate in scientific observation, research, inference and deduction, reading, vocabulary, and writing activities about caves with this lesson plan. This resource contains five reading sections and after each one, learners participate in follow-up activities designed to reinforce the knowledge they gained from the reading.
Spice up your study of basic anthropology terms using this decoding worksheet. Using a provided code, learners answer 10 fill-in-the-blank questions. Because the code is very simple, more advanced pupils may enjoy the challenge of figuring it out without the code provided. Consider using this to complement a study of social coding within groups of people, small or large. It requires little critical thinking, but can be adjusted to be more engaging.
Students analyze the difference between archaeology and anthropology while studying the evolution of different products. In this archaeology and anthropology instructional activity, students trace the progression of a certain tool or product and come up with ways to improve the product. Students use the design process to develop a new product or tool.
Fifth graders explore the classical American cultures of the Aztecs, Mayas, and Incas. In this anthropology and classical cultures lesson, 5th graders examine the various types of settlements of land use in Colonial America. Students develop historical perspective and cultural perspective by recognizing and understanding art is a record of the human experience with the past, present, and future.