History of Life Teacher Resources

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Solving Mummy Mystery Helps History Come Alive

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students uncover more mysteries of Ancient life. They see how artifacts can reveal much about a complex culture's history and beliefs. They study the long line of ancient Egypt's pharaohs.
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Life Has A History

For Students 6th - 9th
In this biology worksheet, students identify and match various classes of species found today. Then they explain why biodiversity exists today on earth and define evolution. Students also describe who a paleontologist is and what they do.
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Bang! You're Alive!-Ocean Exploration

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore plate tectonics, the "Big Bang" theory and Earth's history through geological evidence. In this understanding Earth's history lesson plan, students complete a 20 question worksheet on the history of Earth including a...
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Relative Dating-Telling Time Using Fossils

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students explore how to read fossil range charts. They develop an knowledge of the strengths and weaknesses of the fossil record. Students become familiar with the concepts index fossil and fossil range. Students use bar graphs to...
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The Ancient Mediterranean: Trade, Contact, and Cultural Diffusion

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders begin the lesson by being introduced to the basic terms of economics. In groups, they discover how they are affected by trade because of the clothes they wear and foods they eat. Using primary sources, they examine the...
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History In the House

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students analyze primary sources. In this historical analysis lesson, students will closely examine the household objects that most impact their lives. Students will use research, analysis, and class discussion to draw parallels between...
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Egypt's Golden Empire

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students study the queens of ancient Egypt and how they influenced the lives of the Pharaohs and the common people.
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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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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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Rust Never Sleeps

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers investigate oxidation-reduction reactions involving iron by conducting an experiment in which they expose iron filings to different atmospheric and ocean conditions. They relate the results to the oxidation banding...
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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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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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Relative Dating - Telling Time Using Fossils

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Learners 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
Young scholars practice the skill of photo analysis. In this Great Depression lesson, students analyze photographs from the era and write fictitious diary entries based on the images. 
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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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The Fossil Record

For Students 9th - 12th
In this fossils worksheet, learners review how fossils form, how fossil age is determined, and what fossils reveal to us. This worksheet has 1 graphic organizer, 3 multiple choice, 12 fill in the blank, and 5 short answer questions.
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Natural Resources and Ancient Cities

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explain how the availability of natural resources has affected human settlement patterns. They recognize the interactions of human populations on environments and compare the growth of two ancient cities in relation to...
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Native American Story Necklaces

For Teachers K - 6th
Combine a study of Native American history and art in this instructional activity. Learners discuss the importance of fetishes in Native American culture, the history of necklaces, and create their own works of art. Your class will find...
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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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Academic Challenge: Paleontology Time Capsule

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students explore the geological time line. In this inquiry based lesson, students create a time capsule that represents a geological time period. The class will examine the time capsules to determine what time period each represents.
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Our Disastrous World

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students explore natural disasters around the world from the experiences of other students, friends and families. They collaborate with countries such as Japan, China, India, Australia, Russia, Great Britain as well as from the United...
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The Great Migration: An Oral History

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students 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 MLA...
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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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Tracing the Roots of Modern Cities

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars identify several key inventions and other forms of technology that were part of city life during the classical Roman and Greek periods. They report on one characteristic or invention that is shared by modern and ancient...