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Middle School World History

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A 22-lesson Middle School World History unit uses a unique problem-solving approach to teach tweens economic history. After reading articles that provide background information, pupils engage in activities and simulations that require...
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Making Prehistory

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students create mock fossil records based on current scientific theories about prehistory. By learning about what fossil records teach us about different prehistoric time periods, students gain a greater understanding of theories of...
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Teach Prehistory!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Are you wondering how on Earth you're going to teach prehistory to your class? Don't worry, you'll find everything you need to conduct a unit study on the Ice Age, human origins, and the evolution of human culture. Included is a list of...
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Ardipithecus ramidus: A Prehistory Lesson Plan

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students discover details about the genus Ardipithecus. In this prehistory lesson, students listen to a lecture about the attributes of Ardipithecus. Students then conduct further research on either Ardipithecus ramidus or...
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Human PreHistory 101: Prologue

For Students 6th - 12th
The Khan Academy displays an animated and narrated clip about human prehistory and the relationships between us and our ancestors. The formal narration is balanced by the hand-drawn animation, making an attraction that is sure to hold...
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Prehistory Test

For Students 9th - 12th
In this prehistory test worksheet, students respond to 20 multiple choice, 10 matching, and 6 short answer questions about eras of prehistory and ancient civilizations.
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Prehistory: Our Ancestors Emerge

For Students 8th - 12th
In this prehsitory instructional activity, students read a 3-page article about antropological finds and then respond to 2 short answer questions based on the article.
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Prehistory Prowl

For Students 7th - 12th
In this North Dakota prehistory activity worksheet, students study the mastodon, bison, native plants, and native people of North Dakota as they respond to 21 drawing, graphic organizer and matching questions.
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Prehistory

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Images of the Atapuerca Caves, the cave paintings at Altamira, and a Neanderthal skull found at Forbes' Quarry on Gibraltar serve to introduce kids to prehistoric sites in Spain. Designed to support a study of prehistoric Spain, the...
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Prehistoric Culture

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Human PreHistory 101 Part 3: Agriculture Rocks Our World

For Students 9th - 12th
Around 14,000 years ago, the ice age melted. What did humans do in response? They settled down and began to farm their food. Visit the Fertile Crescent and beyond through animation and narrated explanations. Viewers learn about the birth...
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The Big Bang: Crash Course Big History #1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Theoretical physicists say that space and time are one thing created by the Big Bang. According to them, nothing happened in the time before the Big Bang because time did not exist. The first Crash Course-Big History video in a 16-part...
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Human PreHistory 101 Part 2: Weathering the Storm

For Students 6th - 12th
The last ice age occurred around 20,000 years ago. What were the conditions like? How did our ancestors survive them? These questions are briefly explored in a three-minute video clip. See how in a relatively short time, humans spread...
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Cave Art: Discovering Prehistoric Humans through Pictures

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars explore how people in earlier times used art as a way to record stories and communicate ideas by studying paintings from the Cave of Lascaux and other caves in France. Three lessons on one page.
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Dinosaur Crossword Puzzle-- Hard

For Students 4th - 5th
In this science/reading worksheet, students study vocabulary pertaining to dinosaurs and fit 20 words into a crossword puzzle. There are no clues-- this makes this a difficult puzzle.
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Mesozoic Word Search-- Difficult

For Students 5th - 6th
In this word search worksheet, students learn terms pertaining to the Mesozoic era of dinosaurs. Students analyze 50 words and locate them in a word search.
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European Ice Age Evidence

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Evidence in Europe points to the edge of a glacier in London, and large woolly mammoth bones have been found in the North Sea, pointing to a large flood. This short clip ends after that, but shows some great footage of the woolly mammoth...
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Human PreHistory 101: Epilogue

For Students 6th - 12th
How did today's melting pot of culture and race occur? Take a look at this very short clip to explore the answer. This is the last of nine videos about the tree of life and human history. It does not stand well on its own. However, it...
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Time Warp: From Frontier to Prehistory

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students explore Native American culture. In this prehistoric American history lesson, students engage in a variety of activities that culminate in a museum trip. This lesson is well planned and could be adapted to fit local prehistoric...
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Human Prehistory

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Learners discuss the history of humans.  In this human history lesson, students describe how the placement of the continents changed and where the humans began and traveled to. They discuss interaction with Neanderthals and dogs. 
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Writing Exercises: Early Peoples

For Students 7th - 9th
Human prehistory is an exciting topic for many learners! Engage your social studies class in critical thinking by having them answer the three short essay questions on this worksheet. They need to know why prehistoric people migrate, how...
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Prehistoric Music

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What was music like during the Stone Age? Learners listen to a CD entitled, Art of Primitive Sound as they consider the culture of people in the Stone Age. They use objects found in nature to create instruments, and then perform a...
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American Prehistory: 8000 Years of Forest Management

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Learners discuss the first people to live in North America and the types of evidence we have of their existence. They complete a set of worksheets and explore their answer in group discussions.
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Prehistory Web Quest

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders identify how geography and climate determine the lives of early hominids, the characteristics of hunter-gatherer societies, how animals affected the lives of early hominids, and how hominids overcame their physical...

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