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Inventions Over Time

Explore the inventions of the past with a project on ancient tools. After reading an article about hunting during the Archaic period, the Late Prehistoric period, and the Historic period, kids fill in a cause-and-effect chart about the ways hunting inventions helped ancient civilizations to develop. An additional assignment prompts them to read about the inventions of the Post-It® Note, the telephone, and Velcro®.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the project in a unit about ancient civilizations, or as a lesson about research and narrative writing
  • Extend the research to include primary and secondary sources about various inventions listed in the resource
Classroom Considerations

  • Though the lesson is based on Texas history, you could apply it to any region with some minor changes
Pros

  • Provides extension ideas and links if you'd like to provide more learning opportunities for your class
Cons

  • None
Common Core

Included Materials

  • Worksheet