History of Life Teacher Resources

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From Mashed to Riches

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students discuss the uses of a potato. In this food group lesson, students identify the five food groups and which one the potato belongs to. They create potato printing, compare different kinds of potatoes, grow a potato plant, and more.
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Identifying Fossils

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students create model fossils.  In this fossils instructional activity, students view pictures of fossils and compare and contrast these fossils.  Students read about fossils and create a database chart with the facts they learn. ...
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Henri Matisse

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students use reading strategies. In this lesson students read a passage about Henri Matisse. Students answer questions about the passage and discuss their answers.
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Worksheet: Beliefs about the Origins of Life

For Students 9th - 12th
A brief reading introduces high schoolers to different theories on the origin of life. A research project follows in which learners gather information on each theory and then hold a discussion about which they believe to be the most...
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Mass Extinctions and Fossils

For Teachers 5th - 10th
After reading about the five main theories explaining the mass extinction of dinosaurs, natural historians diagram a geological timeline, describe how the five factors might have caused mass extinction, and then create a poster of an...
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Exploring Earth's Life History Poster

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students study geologic time periods and the mass extinctions that have occurred,  In this geology lesson students create a poster and present it to the class.
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Life in a Box: Pocahontas, Betsy Ross, Helen Keller, Susan B. Anthony, Rosa Parks

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students investigate the lives of important women who fought for their rights.  In this equality activity, students examine the different gender roles throughout history and define the actions many women were made famous by.  Students...
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Extinction

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students peruse illustrations of living things and extinct life forms, which they compare and categorize as living or extinct.
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Clues From the Past: Daily Life

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars discover the ways different cultures gathered and made food. In groups, they read excerpts from primary sources about the food people in Mesopotamia liked to eat. They work together to make a batch of goat stew and a loaf...
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Earth Forms and Life Begins

For Students 9th - 11th
Students discuss the beginning of the world and how it was formed. In this science lesson, students identify different properties of evolution and discuss geological and molecular timelines. They identify the reasoning for molecular...
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Mesoamerican Codex Books

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders use visual art as a form of communication as they create a codex book based on their knowledge of Mesoamericans.
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Mesoamerican Codex Books

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders recreate Mesoamerican Codex Books using brown paper bags, paints, glue, an iron, and books on Mesoamerican Glyphs in this 5th grade lesson in the Art classroom. Resource links and book references are provided for lesson...
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The Great Migration: An Oral History

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars research the factors which contributed to the great migration and write a well organized research paper using multiple sources. They incorporate quotations into their paper, both direct and paraphrased, in accordance with...
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LIfe in a Box: George Washington's Role in the Revolution

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders guess who the three items would have belonged to when the teacher describes them to the class. In this American history lesson, 4th graders listen to the description of three things in a box and determine that these three...
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Relative Dating - Telling Time Using Fossils

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Young scholars use fossil range charts to explain relative dating. They graph for ammonites, marine organisms that went extinct at the same time as dinosaurs.
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Family Life During the Great Depression

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students practice the skill of photo analysis. For this Great Depression lesson, students analyze photographs from the era and write fictitious diary entries based on the images. 
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Geologic Time Measurement

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders gain an understanding of various methods (e.g., rock sequences, fossil correlation, radiometric dating) used by scientists to estimate geologic time. Students read in the content area, use note-taking strategies and...
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In the Time of Butterflies: Character Analysis

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders read about the life in the Dominican Republic during the Trujillo Regime. After exploring a book, "The Time of the Butterflies," students describe the sisters and their lives. They complete a graphic organizer and write a...
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Stories of Nepal

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students explore folktales and fairy tales from Nepal to help them understand the Nepalese culture, and to compare the stories to the ones the students may know. After reading the stories, students consider what rural life is like in...
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Life in Extreme Environments

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compare and contrast local environments with the extreme environment of the Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Students explore and gain knowledge of the adaptations organisms use to survive extreme conditions and the diverse conditions...
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Greek Vase Patterns

For Students 2nd - 5th
In this patterns worksheet, students complete 4 Ancient Greek patterns on the lines provided. They then decorate the blank vase on the page and write about what is happening in their picture.
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"Hi" in Hieroglyphics

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students locate Egypt on a world map. They discover the use of the ancient writing system of hieroglyphics. They practice writing their name and translating words to hieroglyphics
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The Russian Revolution

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students complete a matching game based on geographic features of Russia and label a map with these features. In this geography and politics lesson, students identify resources and populations in Russia and complete a T-Chart on a video...
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Meteors and Earth Changing Force

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine gravitational force and the effects it has on the Earth's systems.  In this meteors lesson plan students complete an experiment and compare data. 

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