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71 reviewed resources for use artifacts to tell about life

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Angel Island Immigrant Journeys

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Young historians study the Angel Island Immigration Station with activities examining primary and secondary source materials, maps, and websites. The unit begins with individuals creating a map of Angel Island, labeling sites on the...
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Philosophy of Life Collage

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students create a collage that displays their philosophy of life. In this life philosophy lesson plan, students research artifacts that tell about life, listen to songs, discuss how they can relate to these arts, and then make their own...
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What Artifacts Reveal About The Past

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students take a closer look at artifacts to learn about the people who used them. For this colonial America lesson, students examine photographs of everyday items used in colonial times and determine what the uses of the tools may be...
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How Do We Know about Colonial Life?

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Young history sleuths examine an inventory of the belongings of a Virginia colonist and use deductive reasoning to determine what the document reveals about colonial life. They then use a Venn diagram to compare the inventory with a...
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Looking for Lincoln Throughout His Life

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young historians gather information about Abraham Lincoln through a variety of activities. They match vocabulary words with pictures to create a timeline. Additionally, learners read books and articles that teach them about Lincoln's...
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The Torah Tells...

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students extract and interpret information about the Torah text to draw conclusions about ancient Hebrew life. In this Torah lesson plan students research facts and complete worksheets about the Torah. Then as a class the students form a...
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Artifacts 2: Artifacts in Context

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students role play as archeologists to determine how artifacts tell about how people lived. In this artifacts lesson, students look at pictures of artifacts of the ancient city of Catalhoyuk and tell what life was like there. They look...
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Ancient Babylon

For Students 6th - 7th
Authenticate an ancient civilizations study by having historians analyze primary source artifacts. After examining an image of a Babylonian king votive statue, pupils read a short background context. They then answer 3 questions based on...
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Life in Old Babylonia: The Importance of Trade

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students read maps and artifacts for information indicating the existence of a trade network in Old Babylonia and beyond. They list goods imported to and exported from Babylonia. They indicate trading centers on a map of ancient...
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Putting It All Together: Creating an artifact

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders analyze a variety of images and documents, then create artifacts to archive, such as a newspaper, an album, or scrapbook from their writings, drawings, and projects. They present learned information to their peers
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Learning about Russia

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students examine artifacts to become familiar with Russian culture. In this Russian culture lesson, students watch a PowerPoint presentation and a video that shows different aspects of Russia. They act as investigators to locate...
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Sa Hi Pa Ca (Once Upon a Time): Lesson Plan 2

For Teachers 4th Standards
What tools do archaeologists and anthropologist use to learned about what life was like in the past. After watching West of The West's documentary Once Upon a Time that details how scientists use artifacts to establish a history of the...
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Real-Life History

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students collect artifacts which are part of their family/community history. They gather at home and share in the classroom at a specified time when extra care and supervision might be provided.
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The Stories They Tell -- Graveyard Data Collection Worksheet

For Students 6th - 9th
In this folk culture research worksheet, students use the form to record data about a graveyard that they visit to show that graveyards reflect how cultures change and differ from each other.
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Ray Charles and Country Music

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Ray Charles used the pain and adversity from his life to influence an entire genre of American music. Learn about the musician's daily life, struggles and success, and powerful musical style with a thorough resource.
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How to "Read" an Artifact

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss the types of information they can get from artifacts. In groups, they practice "reading" artifacts and determining their usage. They use inferences to test against official information about certain pieces. They also...
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The Train Heist | Think Like A Coder, Ep 4

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Robots come in handy when planning a train heist. The hero and her robot continue their quest to find artifacts to save the world. They must locate and steal the Node of Power on a specific car of a train by writing computer code for the...
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Azucar!: The Life and Music of Celia Cruz

For Teachers K - 4th
Students analyze artifacts to help them understand Celia Cruz. In this autobiographical lesson plan, students set up an exhibit that tells their story by using items that are important to them. This lesson plan may be adapted for younger...
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Written Clues About the Past

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders investigate written clues from the past. In this clues from the past lessons, 3rd graders read and entry called, "Rick's Backyard Site." They complete the associated resource sheets. They read about a second site and use a...
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Artifact Analysis Worksheet

For Students 6th - 8th
In this artifact analysis worksheet, middle schoolers describe the material from which their artifact was made. Then they describe how it looks and feels, in addition to what its uses were for. Finally, students identify what the...
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Clues from the Past: How to "Read" an Artifact

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learners act as archaeologists in the future, find a penny artifact and gather data about the unknown society. The date, religion, buildings, and even the beards of the society are gleaned from the images on the penny.
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African American Life in the Nineteenth Century

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils read about the life and work of John and Mary Jones. Using primary source documents, they draw conclusions about their role in the abolistionist movement. They also examine artifacts from their lives and analyze their portrait in...
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Artifact Analysis Worksheet

For Students 8th - 9th
In this artifact analysis worksheet, students decipher what type of artifact they have based on a complete list of criteria. Students then answer multiple questions based on their discoveries.
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Canada's Dynamic Communities

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students discover artifacts that are native to Canada and discover the stories that these artifacts tell about Canada's history. In this artifacts lesson plan, students listen to and tell stories about their artifacts.