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Using Artifacts for Clues About Identity
Learn about the ancient Near East through a close examination of ancient artifacts. Lead your class into analysis by first observing an artifact as a class. Pupils can then work in pairs to analyze the other artifacts and compile a list of distinguishing features.
6th - 10th Language Arts 20 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Artifacts and Images: A Visual and Interactive Approach to the Study of Korea
Sixth graders recognize the characteristics of Korean artifacts. In this Korean artifacts lesson, 6th graders explore the heritage of the Koreans through pictures of artifacts. Students describe the artifacts and view a multimedia presentation.
6th 21st Century Skills 14 Views 9 Downloads
Aboriginal History: Creating Tribes and Artifacts
A list of aboriginal tribes and customs is discused and the importance of sharing and respecting each others' ideas is reinforced, Your class will create their own tribal names and artifacts, and present their tribes to classmates in sharing circle.
7th Social Studies & History 6 Views 32 Downloads
New Review Transportation Systems
Learners analyze the evolution of cultural attitudes through the lens of transportation, examining several artifacts, documents, and photographs. Topics covered include how American attitudes have influenced society's evolution into a car-dependent society, how transportation affects the availability of goods, and transportation for the future.
8th - 12th Science 21 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Archaeology Inventory Project
What can be learned from ancient art and artifacts? In the second of a series of lessons devoted to the history of Afghanistan, class members assume the role of archaeologists and investigate art found along the Silk Road. They observe, describe, and form hypotheses on the function of different pieces.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Digging Up Artifacts On Line
Why is it important to preserve historical documents and artifacts? Examine the role of primary source documents and the availability of these documents on the Internet. Middle and high schoolers write a journal about the nature of artifacts, evaluate a primary source document and its historical significance, and conduct a brief online research project related to a historical event.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 180 Downloads
Practice responding to controversial information with the New York Times lesson provided here. Middle schoolers watch a video interview with the director of The Lost Tomb of Jesus. After reading a companion article, they identify the claims and controversies surrounding the documentary.
6th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 80 Downloads
This Old Ship
Junior archaeologists will be able to describe shipwreck artifacts and the information they reveal. They work in small groups to reasearch wreckage features of different period ships, making this not only a science lesson, but a social studies lesson as well!
7th - 8th Science 7 Views 30 Downloads
Artifacts 1: What Can We Learn From Artifacts?
Sixth graders are introduced to artifacts and explore an online archaeological site to connect clues about how people once lived. In this deductive reasoning lesson, 6th graders participate in the stratigraphy game on Kids Dig Reed.com and work to make connections between material evidence and culture.
6th Science 3 Views 17 Downloads
Aztec Artifact Essay
Jr high schoolers gather information about artifacts and write formal essays. After completing a unit on the Aztec civilization, learners view three pieces of Aztec art. As a class, they discuss each piece of art. To demonstrate understanding of the content area, they write an essay.
8th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 42 Downloads
Destructive Impact of Environment on Artifacts
Young scholars recognize that artifacts are destroyed over time. In this environmental factors on artifacts lesson, students experiment and observe through the microscope to find the environmental impact on artifacts. Young scholars make a list of the different issues facing places that preserve artifacts.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
The Grapes of Wrath: Scrapbooks and Artifacts
High schoolers complete research to enhance their reading of "The Grapes of Wrath". Using the text, they identify and locate cultural artifacts and discuss their symbolic connotations. As a class, they create a museum exhibit of the various literary symbols.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Artifact Creation Activity
Creating an artifact that is representative of a specific time period provides an opportunity for amateur historians to understand the importance of primary sources. This resource describes the process for students to explore original or replica artifacts before researching and creating one from the era they are studying.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 14 Downloads
Stone Tools of Texas Indians
Provide background information regarding the use of stone tools from the paleoindian through the late prehistoric periods. Learners can read this informational passage to gain insight on how and why we study these amazing artifacts from America's distant past.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Help young readers examine historic artifacts to determine if they were designed to help people survive or to create enjoyment. They identify objects that were designed to help people to survive and to enjoy themselves. Then compare and contrast how daily life changes through time.
K - 1st Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Artifacts Tell Stories: Creating a First World War Museum in the Classroom
Although designed for the Canadian War Museum, the concept here is a solid one. Class members select an artifact from the First World War, examine it, research it, and craft an explanative label that they attach to their picture and post in a classroom gallery.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable