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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 activity, 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.
Learners consider adaptations as a means for survival in a particular habitat. In this biology instructional activity, students analyze benefits learners 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.
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.
Sixth graders create replica cave paintings using flowing lines, texture, and earth colors.
In this world anthropology instructional activity, 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 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.
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!
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 lesson that has many great suggestions for books and websites you can access to further the learning process.
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 young scholars 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.
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.
Students perform a play about the early explorers to America.

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