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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 21 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
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 activity, 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
Practice responding to controversial information with the New York Times instructional activity 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 activity, but a social studies activity as well!
7th - 8th Science 7 Views 30 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
The Grapes of Wrath: Scrapbooks and Artifacts
Students 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
What Can We Learn From the Past?
What would future archeologists learn from your scholars' personal belongings? Have them bring in a box of "primary sources" from their home. Discuss the difference between observations and inference, using some of your own items to model this skill.
7th - 11th Social Studies & History 4 Views 19 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 23 Views 13 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 10 Views 182 Downloads
Artifacts 2: Artifacts in Context
Students explore world history by completing artifact worksheets. For this archaeology lesson, 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.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
What Artifacts Reveal About The Past
Students take a closer look at artifacts to learn about the people who used them. For 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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 9 Views 23 Downloads
Digging Up Artifacts On Line
Students examine the role of primary source documents and the new availability of these documents by digitizing them on the Internet. Students write a journal about the nature of artifact and work in small groups to evaluate a primary source document.
6th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 7 Downloads
Can You Dig It?
Students use a mock archaeological site to dig up artifacts. They read an article about artifacts found in Syria. They develop a list of artifacts that are related to specific sites in the community. They create an exhibition of these artifacts.
6th - 12th Science 6 Views 41 Downloads
social Studies: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorow
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.
6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 44 Downloads