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International Institute of Archaeology

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Description: Were early humans the brutish beasts that cartoons have led us to believe? Where were the earliest tools developed? What does DNA research tell us about intermixing between Neanderthal and modern humans? You are a member of the Institute for Archaeology and Anthropology and it is your job to answer these questions. Standards 6.1.1 and 6.1.2

Author: Mary Edwards, Little Chico Creek

Lesson ID: 572

Build Your Own Stonehenge

Description: On an unused portion of the parking lot or playground measure the area of a large circle with posts like the original Stonehenge. Create markers for north, south, east and west. Mark the point of sunset with a pole, stake, or other (not easily moved) marker. Tag the marker with the date of sunset. Repeat the process every seven days or so. Over the weeks and months, note that the sun appears to "walk" faster at some times of the year than others. When you've finished (you could do this over the entire school year) you'll have a working astronomical calendar like Stonehenge. Standard 6.1.2


Lesson ID: 168

Cave Art: A follow up project to Maroo and the Winter Caves by Ann Turnbull

Description: You are a clan of four Early Humans holed up in your cave during a storm. The eldest of your clan, a storyteller, is near death. He/she has asked you to depict the history of your clan on the walls of the cave to help preserve it for future generations of the clan. Since the cave is small and space is limited, your clan must decide what important aspects of early human life should be included. The problem is that each member of the clan is a different person with different opinions about what is important in clan life. Standard 6.1.0

Author: Carlos Royal, Patterns Project

Lesson ID: 195


Description: This PBS website helps make clear what the ideas of Darwin were and what current scientists think about the theory of evolution. There are seven programs in the PBS series and seven topics included on the website. Lessons include: What is the nature of science? Who was Charles Darwin? What is the evidence for evolution? How does evolution work? How did humans evolve? Why does evolution matter now? Why is evolution controversial? Standards 6.1.0 and 10.3.2


Lesson ID: 370

Going the Way the Wind Blows: Examining How Climate and Geography Affected Prehistoric Humankind

Description: In this New York Times lesson, students read an article from the paper and then use it to consider the various ways geography has affected civilization. Then they research how various species of ancient humans were affected by geography and climate. They then create dioramas illustrating their findings for a class exhibit, and write journal entries from the perspective of their assigned prehistoric people. Standards 6.1.2 and 6.1.3

Author: Michelle Sale and Tanya Yasmin Chin, New York Times Learning Network and The Bank Street College of Education

Lesson ID: 458

Life & Times of Early Man

Description: Why did Cro-Magnon man crawl on his belly through dangerous mazes in deep dark caves? How did the "Upright Man" travel from Africa to America without a boat? Who were the Neandertals? Did man live at the same time as dinosaurs? Find out here! Explore the life and times of Early Man! Standard 6.1.0

Author: Lin and Don Donn, Ancient History Page

Lesson ID: 659


Description: Explore the physical features and lives of Neanderthals as part of one of six class groups assigned to one of the following topics: 1. Physical features and cranial capacity 2. Hunting and diet 3. Tools and weapons 4. Burial of dead and religion 5. Shelter 6. Art, music, and language Standard 6.1.0 and 6.1.1

Author: Joy Brewster, Scholastice Instructor

Lesson ID: 753

Origins of Man: Using Old and New Methods to Learn About Human Evolution and Migration

Description: Read a fascinating article from the New York Times about recent discoveries in archaeology and how scientists are using the new DNA research to trace the ancient migration patterns of humankind. In teams, do an Internet project comparing this new reserch to ancient theories of human development. Standard 6.1.2

Author: Kari Kohl, The New York Times Learning Network, Javaid Khan, The Bank Street College of Education in New York City

Lesson ID: 1057

Prehistory to 3000 B.C.

Description: This rich site by Education World is both a resource and a lesson source. Organized around regional Prehistory Timelines, students may investigate the age of human and humanlike peoples, examine the geographic origins of ideas and their transmission, and trace the gradual development of tools and settled life throughout the world. There are seven lessons from which to choose. Standards 6.1.0, 6.1.1 and 6.1.2

Author: Education World

Lesson ID: 847

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