History of Life Teacher Resources

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The Study of the Main Tribal Nations of North Dakota

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders compare the tribal nations of North Dakota. For this tribal life lesson, 4th graders explore the many different tribes native to North Dakota. By the end of their study, students should be able to explain how the tribal...
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Vessels: Then and Now

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students determine the role of vessels in ancient Greek life and identify their modern-day equivalents. They describe the role of resources in ancient Greek everyday life and identify modern-day equivalents to ancient Greek tableware.
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The Life and Work of Vincent Van Gogh

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Vincent Van Gogh is a fascinating subject for students of art history.
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Four Ways to Understand the Earth's Age

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Cartoon children compare the earth's age to timescales that we understand:a calendar year, the thickness of a book, the human lifespan. This smart film clip is definitely worth adding to your geologic timescale lesson! If you subscribe...
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The 12 Days of Evolution - Complete Series!

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Scientists believe red hair and pale skin evolved in northern Europe because it helped humans synthesize vitamin D easier than those with more melanin in their skin. Viewers explore many interesting facets of evolution in a video all...
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Human Feet Are Strange

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Feet are neat! So, if you've already walked the path of examining animal footprints with your class, put them in the shoes of early humans! A well-designed lesson incorporates video, discussion, and hands-on learning to demonstrate how...
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Wells Fargo History Museum: Curriculum Guide

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Learn about the California Gold Rush from an institution that has been in place since the early days of the American West: Wells Fargo History Museum. From domain-specific vocabulary review to group research projects, an expansive packet...
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The Chain of Life

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The narrator of a short animated video asks viewers to consider how they are just one link in a great chain of life that extends all the way back through time to the first single-cell organisms.
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Worksheet: Evolutionary Detectives

For Students 6th - 9th
Begin with an informational text, "Reptiles and Amphibians through the Ages," and then research online about the evolutionary development of a modern frog. Look at drawings of ancestor's skeletons and list the organisms on the geologic...
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Life Through Time

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers research specific time period of geological time scale, organize and simplify events to tell complex story that others understand, locate and use variety of resources to tell story, and complete iMovie project to share...
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Great Transitions: The Origin of Birds

For Students 9th - 12th
Did you know T-Rex had a wish bone? This is one of the many pieces of evidence to support the idea that therapod dinosaurs evolved into modern-day birds. An engaging video describes some of the other pieces of evidence and how...
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How We Think Complex Cells Evolved

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Being able to absorb the abilities of other life forms may seem like something taken from a superhero movie, but sometimes reality is stranger than fiction. Join the narrator as he takes viewers back billions of years to investigate how...
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When Fish First Breathed Air

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Many species find breathing a convenient way to survive. The PBS Eons series explains how fish learned to breathe air. It details what scientists know about evolutionary history as well as many species that developed this skill...
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A Demographically Divided World

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Did you know that birth and life rates vary across the world? The resource, the second in a six-part series, discusses just how demographics differ across countries and why it might be the case. Scholars complete worksheets, watch...
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Worksheet: Evidence of Darwin’s Evolutionary Theory at the Fossil Park

For Students 9th - 12th
Take a close-up look at the evolution of hyenas in South Africa. Natural historians read about the five hyena species found in the fossil record and examine four statements that summarize the theory of evolution. As a culminating...
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The Life and Work of Jacob Lawrence

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Black History Month provides a time to talk about the accomplishments of African Americans like Jacob Lawrence.
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The Life and Work of Georges Seurat

For Teachers 5th - 8th
The art of George Seurat provides a way to explore art, history and the use of color.
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The Life and Work of Gustav Klimt

For Teachers 5th - 8th
A study of Gustav Klimt's life and work can lead to interesting discussions and projects.
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The Life and Work of Marc Chagall

For Teachers 5th - 8th
The background and work of the artist Marc Chagall can be a great way to teach students about history and art.
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The Life and Work of Pablo Picasso

For Teachers 5th - 8th
A study of Pablo Picasso's art can be an interesting way to delve into a variety of subjects.
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The Life and Work of Edvard Munch

For Teachers 5th - 8th
The life and work of artist Edvard Munch can provide a fascinating study for students.
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The Life and Work of Paul Cezanne

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students can explore the art of Paul Cezanne with these lessons and activities.
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The Life and Work of Jackson Pollock

For Teachers 5th - 8th
By discussing Jackson Pollock's painting techniques, students can engage in an exploration of what makes art, art.
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The Life and Work of Edgar Degas and the Impressionists

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Edgar Degas, and other Impressionist, painters balked against the structures on displaying artwork and promoted artistic freedom.