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Painter of the Caves
What a great lesson! Learners read a story called Painters of the Caves by Patricia Lauber which discusses Stone Age wall paintings in Avignon, France. There is a series of discussion questions, comprehension questions, and a graphic organizer to help learners demonstrate their understanding of this text.
4th - 5th English Language Arts
People of the Stone Age: Hunters and Gatherers
Intended for a young audience, this presentation provides a simplistic view of the life of a Stone Age hunter/gatherer. Human migration, gathering, tools, and the Ice Age are covered but not in-depth. A topical discussion with good leading questions would enhance this resource.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
Tools, Technologies and Inventions through the years
5th graders will gain an understanding of how, what, and why people invent tools. This PowerPoint provides a complete description of what tools are, types of tools, why we make tools and what impact they have had on society. There are many examples of types of tools, discussion questions, an overview of tools throughout time, a well-organized essay assignment, and web links.
5th Social Studies & History
Make prehistoric culture easy for your class to understand with this well-composed presentation. It provides timelines for the Neolithic, paleolithic age, and the agricultural revolution. Images and information on two prehistoric sites is also included.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
World History Fall Final: Ancient History to the American Revolution
A variety of topics and activities make up this presentation, which prompts viewers to answer questions from the Stone Age to the American Revolution. Note: You may find some slides more useful and pertinent than others.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
What was music like during the Stone Age? Learners listen to a CD entitled, Art of Primitive Sound as they consider the culture of people in the Stone Age. They use objects found in nature to create instruments, and then perform a musical arrangement worthy of the ancient world.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Strive to Survive Part 2
Students consider adaptations as a means for survival in a particular habitat. In this biology lesson, students analyze benefits students engage in four activities, each exemplifying a different adaptation; camouflage, beak adaptations, and early human tools.
9th - 12th Science
Human Origins in Africa
In this world anthropology worksheet, students describe physical traits and achievements of 5 hominid species and compare the Old Stone Age to the New Stone Age. In addition, students explain the work of anthropologists, archaeologists, and paleontologists.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
From the Origins of Agriculture to the first Early River Valley Civilizations
Early civilizations developed into complex societies because of the advent of stable agricultural practices and plant/animal domestication. Share the earliest civilizations to grow from the first agricultural revolution with your class. They will learn about Catal Huyuk, Mesopotamia, Egypt, and The Fertile Crescent.
11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Western Civilizations, Chapter 1: The Origins of Western Civilizations
Use interactive maps to help your historians visualize the beginnings of western civilization! This interactive online guide, while designed for use with the Western Civilizations text, has several excellent tools including flashcards, study guides, quizzes, and iMaps.
10th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Stone Age Art - Simulated Cave Painting
Young scholars visit Lascaux Caves web site, view images of paintings and observe use of elements, principles, and components of art, reflect on purpose of paintings, and form cooperative clans and imitate these paintings using fire from candles, and painting on paper attached to wall to simulate experience.
3rd - 8th 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
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