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In this archaeology based activity, 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.
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.
Students 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.
The Three Stone Ages Test
In this stone ages worksheet, learners complete time line questions, and matching the age to description questions, about the three stone ages. Students complete 28 questions total.
America's Stone Age Explorers
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.
PowerPoint Notes - The Three Stone Ages
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.
Stone Age Word Search Puzzle
In this word search worksheet, learners recall terms associated with the Stone Age. Students find ten terms in this challenging word search puzzle.
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.
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. Animals such as mammoths, mastodons, and sabre-toothed tigers are studied. An entertaining activity that has many great suggestions for books and websites you can access to further the learning process.
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. Learners see how studying wrecks like this one can lead to the acquisition of quite a bit of knowledge about a culture.
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 lesson, but a social studies lesson as well!
Strive to Survive Part 2
Students consider adaptations as a means for survival in a particular habitat. In this biology activity, 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.
Bread in a Bag
Students explore wheat. In this bread making instructional activity, students make their own loaf of bread and discover the history behind wheat. They work in pairs to follow step-by-step instructions for making the bread. This instructional activity includes a worksheet, resources for extra reading materials, and a vocabulary list.
Cave Art Drawing
Learners design an environment that resembles a prehistoric cave. They use ancient rock art as inspiration for their own artistic expression. They demonstrate their understanding of the vocabulary, tools, and techniques used in prehistoric cave art and share their artwork with the class and discuss the meanings of their paintings.
Bread in a Bag
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.
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. Note: The Chalkboard Challenge Game may be disabled.
Bread in a Bag
Could the history of bread really be interesting? Yes, it could! An informational text gives scholars wheat production background from 8,000 years ago, discussing different types of bread and the current industry in Oklahoma. Learners practice reading comprehension by pausing to discuss unknown words, inferences, and main ideas. They use the worksheet here to solidify these skills and summarize the text in one sentence. Next, pairs make some bread of their own using these step-by-step instructions. Find a list of defined vocabulary words here as well as extension ideas using bread dough.
Do You Have a Sinking Feeling
Students determine how marine archaeologists use historical and archaeological data to draw inferences about shipwrecks. Students plot the position of a shipwrecked vessel, and draw inferences about the shipwreck from artifacts that have been found.
Venn Diagram-Paleolithic and Neolithic
Review the paleolithic and neolithic time periods using this creative lesson. After a unit on Mesopotamia and the Stone Age, learners fill out a Venn diagram comparing the paleolithic and neolithic period, and write a paragraph describing how the two civilizations were similar.
Art History Timeline and Lessons
Student groups create an art history timeline. They design collages to represent different periods of art throughout history, and recreate pieces from each era.