Early Man Teacher Resources
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Early Primates and Prehistoric Man
Pupils 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 36 Views 62 Downloads
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 7 Views 17 Downloads
The "Science" of Racism
How can we keep racism out of our society? Analyze the factors that lead to racism today and research previous scientific findings that impacted social policy. Your high school students identify ways to prevent past mistakes from happening again today.
9th - 12th Science 12 Views 34 Downloads
Cave Art Revisited
Students research the sources of prehistoric cave paintings and engage in an activity of creating their own cave art. The lesson 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 6 Views 37 Downloads
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 177 Views 146 Downloads 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 83 Views 245 Downloads
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 48 Views 126 Downloads
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 3 Views 13 Downloads
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 22 Views 25 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
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 27 Views 76 Downloads
Students explore cave art. In this Neolithic Age activity, students get into groups and research a given topic. Students create a poster with information and visual aids. Students then look a pictures and watch a DVD about artifacts found in caves.
K - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 10 Downloads