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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.
In this stone ages worksheet, students complete time line questions, and matching the age to description questions, about the three stone ages. Students complete 28 questions total.
In this stone ages worksheet, students fill in the blanks to complete words about the three stone ages. Students complete 18 sections of the chart.
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.
In this word search worksheet, students recall terms associated with the Stone Age. Students find ten terms in this challenging word search puzzle.
In this English worksheet, students read "Stone-Age English Phrasebook a Possibility," and then respond to 1 essay, 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
Students consider adaptations as a means for survival in a particular habitat. In this biology lesson plan, students analyze benefits students engage in four activities, each exemplifying a different adaptation; camouflage, beak adaptations, and early human tools. As a final project students will write an essay based on how they think early humans adapted to their environment.
Young scholars investigate people of the Stone Age. They explore the life of a stone age Homo Sapien. Students create a work of art, drawing in the style of the cave paintings found in Lascaux, France.
Sixth graders create replica cave paintings using flowing lines, texture, and earth colors.
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.
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.
In this archaeology based worksheet, 6th graders read the precise instructions to completing a project on an archaeological dig during the stone age period. Students review the attached rubric guidelines to the project.
Students research how mitochondrial DNA is used in determining familial relationships. They complete a worksheet in which they attempt to help solve the identity of bones found in Africa.
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. Great resource!
Starting out with a brief explanation of eras, periods, and ages, this lecture presents general information on the Stone Age and the Bronze Age. Using images and a timeline, the narrator covers the Paleolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic eras, stressing the importance of the development of agriculture. He ends with a shorter segment on the Bronze Age and the beginning of writing.
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.
Students examine the unique and diverse historical artifacts that people have designed to fulfill their everyday needs in extraordinary ways. They identify ways humans have used design throughout history to enhance the ways they meet their basic needs. Students analyze why people have a need to design new objects and new technologies to meet their basic needs.
Young scholars perform a play about the early explorers to America.
This lesson plan focuses on making bread, but also spends some time on the origins of wheat. In order to make the bread, each class member receives a kit full of the materials they will need. Included here is a detailed list of instructions for making the bread. While the resource lists many standards, there is only one page of reading accompanied by five questions.
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!