Early Man Teacher Resources
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Early Primates and Prehistoric Man
Students explore primates and prehistoric man. They discuss early illustrations and portrayals of prehistoric man and how he lived. After the discussion, they use periodical indexes and resources to locate an article, read the article, and write a paragraph to debate what is fact and what is theory.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
Music and Early Man
Creative projects are great ways to increase interest in topical research. Middle schoolers learning about primitive life styles in the Americas explore the importance of music to hunter gatherers. They research and create musical instruments out of found natural objects and then create an essay, picture book, role play, or presentation that shows the role of music in prehistoric society.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Cave Art Revisited
Students research the sources of prehistoric cave paintings and engage in an activity of creating their own cave art. The activity focuses on the design, composition style of the art, and importance of cultural contributions cave painting had in early history.
K - 5th Social Studies & History
The Neolithic Revolution
With the abundance of food products we can easily access in our society today, it is easy to forget the toll this can take on our global environment. Young learners will discover how the transition to agriculture and domesticated living from nomadic hunter-gatherer societies would also come to mean intensive exploitation of land.
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Era 1: The Beginnings of Human Society
From hunter-gatherers to the Neolithic Age, this PowerPoint walks you through the history and beginnings of human society. Many facts about the various stages of humanity are embedded in this presentation. This is a great resource to use as a lecture guide.
6th Social Studies & History
The Caveman Catastrophe
Young archaeologists study the development of human history, and work in groups to create a timeline that traces the development of humans. Additionally, the groups utilize a very clever graphic organizer embedded in the plan in order to present a prehistoric animal to the class.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
The Dig: Them Bones
Students compare their body parts to the bones of the "Turkana Boy" found in the roots of a thorn tree by Africa's Lake Turkana. They explore an online interactive feature on the National Geographic Xpedition website, and label a traced outline of their own bodies.
K - 2nd Science
Looking for Clues
Upper graders become "shipwreck detectives" by studying the debris field from a shipwreck in the Aegean Sea which took place in the 700s. A website is accessed that gives specific information about the debris field, and pairs of students fill out a worksheet embedded in the plan that categorizes the majority of debris found in quadrants that are delineated in the worksheet.
5th - 6th Science
Mapping the Aegean Seafloor
Earth science learners create a two-dimensional topographic map of the floor of the Aegean Sea. They use it to then create a three-dimensional model of the ocean floor features. This comprehensive resource delivers strong background information, clear activity procedures, and plenty of links to related resources.
6th - 8th Science
Eighth graders work together in groups to examine the earliest civilizations. After reading two stories, they compare and contrast the facts with those stories with other ones they have read. They discuss the different hypothesis on the way life began to end the lesson.
8th Social Studies & History