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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. Students create a graphic organizer and other worksheets to compare Korean and American artifacts. Students write a journal entry.
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. These could include simulated diaries, propaganda posters, recipes, etc. A fun and educational activity!
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Why is it important to preserve historical documents and artifacts?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.
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 plan, 6th graders participate in the stratigraphy game on Kids Dig Reed.com and work to make connections between material evidence and culture. Students then brainstorm a list of artifacts from their civilization and choose artifacts that give archaeologists strong clues about physical traits and behaviors of the early 21st century peopl
Artifacts 2: Artifacts in Context
Students explore world history by completing artifact worksheets. In this archaeology instructional activity, students identify the importance of finding clues when researching historical information by utilizing artifacts. Students research the neolithic site of Catalhoyuk and create an artifact illustration of the historic site.
What Artifacts Reveal About The Past
Students take a closer look at artifacts to learn about the people who used them. In this colonial America lesson, students examine photographs of everyday items used in colonial times and determine what the uses of the tools may be prior to learning their actual functions.
Artifacts Lesson; what is a culture?
Fourth graders explore the concept of culture and understand its implications as it relates to artifacts. In this artifacts lesson, 4th graders explore artifacts from the past. Students then create their own artifact using their imagination. Students describe their artifact and estimate its age and make inferences as to what kind of culture their artifact is derived from.
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.
Using Artifacts to Engage Students in Critical Thinking Activities
Creating learning centers with artifact-related activities are a great way to promote deductive reasoning and critical thinking skills.
Artifact Identification-What is it?
Students observe an artifact and make an inference about the artifact's purpose. They are going to role-play as archaeologists by using artifacts to hypothesize about the lives of past people.
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. This is easily adapted for small groups.
Destructive Impact of Environment on Artifacts
Students 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. Students make a list of the different issues facing places that preserve artifacts.
Students research the earliest Americans. In this ancient civilizations lesson, students investigate the Mayas, Aztecs, and Incas. Students examine artifacts used in the cultures and then determine what the artifacts were used for and make replicas of them.
Incorporating Artifacts and Guest Speakers into Curriculum Planning
Artifacts and guest speakers are enriching and exciting for your students.
Inca Artifacts and Civilization Lesson Plans
By learning about Inca artifacts and this ancient civilization students can delve into history, geography, and much more.
African Artifact Scavenger Hunt
Students participate in an African Artifact Scavenger Hunt. Using their environment, they identify the artifacts and discuss what it would say about them if another culture were viewing them. After examining photos, they locate places and people in Africa and try to interpret what the artifacts were used for.
What Do We Learn From the Repartiation of Alaska Native Artifacts?
Middle schoolers observe and evaluate evidence of Alaska Native cultural symbols and artifacts. They research historical data from a variety of primary resources, including the Harriman expedition journals, related web sites, oral accounts, maps, and photographs. Students analyze data, make observations and generate and answer questions.
1970's Artifacts Analysis
Students investigate the impact of popular culture on Americans. For this 1970's America lesson, students view and identify artifacts from the decade at a selected Web site. Students then discuss their impressions of 1970's culture.
In this artifact classification worksheet, learners are given a list of key terms and two activity sheets about classifying artifacts of the Pee Dee culture. Students analyze artifacts and group them to answer questions on the classification worksheet. Learners find out more about the life ways of the people of the Pee Dee culture.
Ancient Egyptian Artifacts and Hieroglyphs
Students create flash cards based on Ancient Egyptian artifacts and hieroglyphs they discover on Second Life. In this Ancient Egyptian lesson plan, students put information on the flash cards such as Egyptian artifacts, hieroglyphs, and pictures.